Trademark Registration – Classification Guide Class 32 in Japan

What is the classification of Class 32?

We’re planning to create and market our own craft cola.
What kind of designated goods should I use in our application?

Craft cola falls under carbonated drinks, so it’s class 32.

This page explains what goods are included in the category “Class 32”.
Before you file a trademark application, make sure you know whether your product is in Class 32 or in another category!

目次 Index
    1. What is the classification of Class 32?
  1. Class 32 is beer and non-alcoholic beverages
  2. Goods included in Class 32 and Goods NOT included in Class 32
    1. List of main goods in Class 32
    2. What should you do if you want to specify such items? (Goods included in Class 32)
    3. Goods NOT included in Class 32.
  3. File a trademark application, designating goods in Class 32!

Class 32 is beer and non-alcoholic beverages

Class 32 mainly includes beer and non-alcoholic beverages.

Specifically, carbonated drinks, fruit and vegetable juices, whey beverages, beer and extracts of hops for making beer are in Class 32. Also, non-alcoholic preparations for making beverages (syrups for beverages and extracts of hops for making beer) fall under this class.

Please note, on the other hand, that even beverages that do not contain alcohol, such as coffee, tea, milk products, dietary beverages, and beverages for pets are classified separately.

Goods included in Class 32 and Goods NOT included in Class 32

List of main goods in Class 32

The main goods included in Class 32 are listed below.
These goods can be designated by Amazing DX®.

I get it. Hmm? It’s called “[beverages] (potable)” vegetable juice, but I wonder if there are different classifications for different uses.

Vegetable juices “for cooking” are classified in Class 30. Please note that the classification is not limited to vegetable juices, but varies depending on the use.

The above list of “the main goods included in Class 32” is just an example.
Let’s take a closer look at what other goods are included in Class 32 and what goods are not.

What should you do if you want to specify such items? (Goods included in Class 32)

Goods that fall under the heading of beer

→When you want to specify such a product in Amazing DX®, please specify the item that the product is included in.

For example, ……

products you want to includeselected on Amazing DX®
black beer [toasted-malt beer], lager beer, stout, craft beerbeer
[NOTE] “Non-alcoholic beer” is included in “carbonated drinks [refreshing beverages]”.

Goods that fall under the heading of carbonated drinks, fruit juices

→When you want to specify such a product in Amazing DX®, please specify the item that the product is included in.

For example, ……

products you want to includeselected on Amazing DX®
isotonic beverages, guarana drinks, coffee syrup, cola drinks,
soda pops, aerated water [soda water],
mineral water [beverages], energy drinks, non-alcoholic beer
carbonated drinks [refreshing beverages]
orange juice beverages, grape juice beverages, tomato juice [beverage], pineapple juice beverages, apple juice beverages, smoothiesfruit juices
vegetable juicesvegetable juices [beverages]

Which of these juices is a mix of fruits and vegetables?

You can specify both “fruit juices” and “vegetable juices [beverages]”!

Got it, there’s an option to specify both in one product!

Other goods included in Class 32.

→If you would like to specify the following goods or other items in Amazing DX®, please contact our trademark attorneys via chat.

[NOTE] Artificial syrups, which contain no natural products at all, are included in soft drinks.

Goods NOT included in Class 32.

Other goods NOT included in Class 32

File a trademark application, designating goods in Class 32!

第3Class 32 includes mainly beer and non-alcoholic beverages. This classification is recommended for those in the food industry who are related to beverages, especially beer and carbonated drinks, fruit juices.

Amazing DX® allows you to easily select your designated goods and services online.
First, please select as many goods and services as possible. After the search, it is easy to exclude the goods marked with “×” and search again.

If you are not sure which goods or services to select, please feel free to contact us via chat. Our attorneys specializing in trademarks will be happy to answer your questions.

Reference: Japan Patent Office, “Examination Guidelines for Similar Goods and Services (corresponding to the Nice Classification, 11th Edition, Version 2021)”.

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