Class 20 includes
mainly furniture, mirrors, picture frames; goods (not included in other
classes) of wood, cork, reed, cane, wicker, horn, bone, ivory, whalebone,
shell, amber, mother-of-pearl, meerschaum and substitutes for all these
materials, or of plastics. Class 20 is one of 45 classes used by the U.S.
Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) when grouping products or services.
trademarks in Class 20 include:
NOMAD (carry cots, air cushions), NEWPORT (furniture),
You would choose
Class 20 if you were registering any of these types of goods:
- bedding (for example, mattresses, spring
- looking glasses and furnishing or toilet
- registration number plates not of metal;
- letter boxes not of metal or masonry.
For a complete listing of all goods in Class 20, see below.
You would NOT use Class
20 if you were registering:
If you are not sure whether you should register in Class 20,
you might also consider the following “coordinated” classes: Class 6 -
Common Metals, Class 21 -
Household Utensils, Class 28 -
Games and Sporting Goods, Class 35 -
Advertising and Business Services. And Class 42 -
Science and Technology Services. A coordinated class is one that is
related to another class, usually because the USPTO has determined that
applicants filing within Class 20 often file in the coordinated classes, too.
Why use the class
system? Trademark registration is based on a class system. For each class
of goods or services that you register, you must pay a separate registration
fee. So if you apply for a trademark for posters (Class
16) and shirts (Class
25), you must pay two fees. You must indicate the correct class at the time
you are registering a trademark. If you list the incorrect class, you must
start the application process over. Your registrations are restricted to those
classes that encompass the goods or services you are already offering (as shown
by the specimens you submit) or that you plan to offer (if you are registering
on an intent-to-use basis). You may also need information about the class
number in order to narrow a search of the USPTO’s trademark database.
Specimens for Class 20
If the mark is used in commerce, you must furnish a specimen
of the mark as consumers see it. The specimen must show the mark as used on or
in connection with the goods in commerce. A trademark specimen should be a
label, tag, or container for the goods, or a display associated with the goods.
A photocopy or other reproduction of a specimen of the mark as actually used on
or in connection with the goods is acceptable.
In most cases, where the trademark is applied to the goods
or the containers for the goods in Class 20 by means of labels, a label is an
acceptable specimen. Shipping or mailing labels may be accepted if they are
affixed to the goods or to the containers for the goods and if proper trademark
usage is shown. They are not acceptable if the mark as shown is merely used as
a trade name and not as a trademark. An example of this is the use of the term
solely as a return address.
Stamping a trademark
on the goods, on the container, or on tags or labels attached to the goods
or containers, is a proper method of trademark affixation. The trademark may be
imprinted in the body of the goods, as with metal stamping; it may be applied
by a rubber stamp; or it may be inked on by using a stencil or template. When a
trademark is used in this manner, photographs or facsimiles showing the actual
stamping or stenciling are acceptable as specimens.
The terminology “applied to the containers for the goods”
means applied to any type of commercial packaging that is normal for the
particular goods as they move in trade. Thus, a showing of the trademark on the
normal commercial package for the particular Class 20 goods is an acceptable
specimen. For example, gasoline pumps are normal containers or “packaging” for
A specimen showing use of the trademark on a vehicle in
which the goods are marketed to the relevant purchasers may constitute use of
the mark on a container for the goods, if this is the normal mode of use of a
mark for the particular goods
For More Information on Trademarks and Federal Registration
See Nolo’s Trademark Center
or consider Nolo’s
Online Trademark Application
Complete Listing of All Goods in Class 20 Based on Taxonomy
hardware, broom handles, not of metal, fans for personal use, non-electric,
flagpoles, hinges, not of metal, identification bracelets, not of metal, for
hospitals/identification bracelets, not of metal, for hospital purposes, knife
handles, not of metal, loading gauge rods, not of metal, for railway wagons,
mats, removable, for sinks/removable mats or covers for sinks, poles, not of
metal, reels, not of metal, non-mechanical, for flexible hoses, reels of wood
for yarn, silk, cord, saw horses, scythe handles, not of metal, shoulder poles
[yokes], stair rods, stakes for plants or trees, staves of wood, tent pegs, not
of metal, tool handles, not of metal, trays, not of metal*, winding spools, not
of metal, non-mechanical, for flexible hoses.
buoys, mooring buoys, not of metal.
- Locks and
keys, plastic key cards, not encoded, locks, other than electric, not of
metal, locks, not of metal, for vehicles, Door, gate and window fittings, door
bolts, not of metal, door knockers, not of metal, door bells not of metal,
non-electric, door fittings, not of metal, door handles, not of metal, indoor
window blinds [shades] [furniture]/indoor window shades [furniture], interior
textile window blinds, knobs, not of metal, latches, not of metal, paper
blinds, window fittings, not of metal.
- Valves, drain
traps [valves] of plastic, valves, not of metal, other than parts of machines,
water-pipe valves of plastic.
bolts, not of metal, brush mountings, dowels, not of metal/pegs [pins], not
of metal/pins [pegs], not of metal, nuts, not of metal, plugs [dowels], not of
metal/wall plugs, not of metal, plugs, not of metal/bungs, not of metal,
rivets, not of metal, screws, not of metal, Cable fasteners, connectors and holders, cable clips, not of metal/binding
screws, not of metal, for cables, cable or pipe clips of plastics/cable and
pipe clips of plastics/pipe or cable clips of plastics.
fasteners, connectors and holders.
figurines, works of art and ornaments and decorations, made of materials such
as wood, wax, plaster or plastic, included in the class, stuffed birds,
busts of wood, wax, plaster or plastic, decorations of plastic for foodstuffs,
figurines [statuettes] of wood, wax, plaster or plastic/statuettes of wood,
wax, plaster or plastic, mobiles [decoration], statues of wood, wax, plaster or
plastic, stuffed animals, wax figurines, wind chimes [decoration], works of art
of wood, wax, plaster or plastic.
and furnishings, ambroid plates, armchairs, baby changing mats, benches
[furniture], book rests [furniture], bottle racks, cabinet work, chests for
toys, chests of drawers, chopping blocks [tables], coatstands, costume stands,
counters [tables], covers for clothing [wardrobe], cupboards, deck chairs,
standing desks, desks, dinner wagons [furniture], divans, doors for furniture,
draughtman's tables, dressing tables, easy chairs, edgings of plastic for
furniture, filing cabinets, fireguards/fire screens, domestic, flower-pot
pedestals, flower-stands [furniture], footstools/stools, freestanding
partitions [furniture], furniture, furniture shelves, furniture fittings, not
of metal, furniture of metal, furniture partitions of wood/partitions of wood
for furniture, furniture casters, not of metal, garment covers [storage], gun
racks, hairdressers' chairs, hat stands, head-rests [furniture], high chairs
for babies, index cabinets [furniture], infant walkers, keyboards for hanging
keys, lecterns, library shelves, lockers, magazine racks, massage tables, mats
for infant playpens, medicine cabinets, office furniture, plate racks, playpens
for babies, racks [furniture], school furniture, screens [furniture], seats/chairs
[seats], seats of metal, settees, shelves for storage, shelves for
filing-cabinets [furniture], sideboards, sofas, stands for calculating machines,
table tops, tables*, tables of metal, tea trolleys/tea carts, towel dispensers,
fixed, not of metal/towel dispensers, not of metal, fixed, towel closets
[furniture], trestles [furniture], trolleys for computers [furniture]/carts for
computers [furniture], trolleys [furniture], typing desks/shelves for
typewriters, umbrella stands, vice benches, not of metal, wall-mounted diaper
[napkin] changing platforms/baby changing platforms, washstands [furniture],
wickerwork, work benches, writing desks.
bedding, mattresses, pillows and cushions, air mattresses, not for medical
purposes, air pillows, not for medical purposes, air cushions, not for medical
purposes, bed casters, not of metal, bed fittings, not of metal, bedding,
except linen, hydrostatic [water] beds, not for medical purposes/hydrostatic
beds, not for medical purposes/water beds, not for medical purposes, beds*,
bedsteads of wood, bolsters, cots/bassinettes/cradles, cushions, hospital beds,
mattresses*, pet cushions, pillows, sleeping bags for camping, spring
mattresses, straw mattresses/straw mattress.
- Frames, embroidery
frames, picture frames, moldings [mouldings] for picture frames/moldings for
picture frames/mouldings for picture frames, picture frame brackets/picture
(silvered glass), hand-held mirrors [toilet mirrors], mirror tiles, mirrors
[looking glasses], silvered glass [mirrors], Blinds, and fittings for curtains
and blinds, bamboo curtains, bead curtains for decoration, curtain tie-backs,
curtain hooks, curtain holders, not of textile material, curtain rollers,
curtain rods, curtain rails, curtain rings, pulleys of plastics for blinds,
slatted indoor blinds, woven timber blinds [furniture].
hangers and clothes hooks, clothes hooks, not of metal, coat hangers/clothes
hangers, coathooks, not of metal/hooks, not of metal, for clothes rails.
housing and beds, beds for household pets, beehives, comb foundations for
beehives, dog kennels, fodder racks, honeycombs, kennels for household pets,
nesting boxes, nesting boxes for household pets, scratching posts for cats,
sections of wood for beehives.
and semi-processed materials included in the class, not specified for use, ambroid
bars, animal hooves, animal horns, bamboo, animal claws, coral, corozo, horn,
unworked or semi-worked, ivory, unworked or semi-worked, meerschaum,
mother-of-pearl, unworked or semi-worked, oyster shells, plaited straw, except
matting, rattan, reeds [plaiting materials], shells, stag antlers, straw
plaits, straw edgings, tortoiseshell, tortoiseshell imitation, whalebone,
unworked or semi-worked, wood ribbon, yellow amber.
and closures and holders therefor, bins, not of metal/chests, not of metal,
bottle casings of wood, cases of wood or plastic/bins of wood or plastic/boxes
of wood or plastic, containers, not of metal [storage, transport], containers,
not of metal, for liquid fuel, floating containers, not of metal, meat chests,
not of metal, packaging containers of plastic, reservoirs, not of metal nor of
masonry/tanks, not of metal nor of masonry, troughs, not of metal, for mixing
- Baskets, bakers'
bread baskets, baskets, not of metal, fishing baskets, hampers [baskets],
Barrels and casks, barrels, not of metal, cask stands, not of metal, cask
hoops, not of metal/barrel hoops, not of metal, casks, not of metal, casks of
wood for decanting wine, vats, not of metal.
and funerary urns, coffin fittings, not of metal, coffins, funerary urns.
- Letter boxes,
letter boxes, not of metal or masonry.
for containers, bottle caps, not of metal, bottle closures, not of metal/stoppers
for bottles, not of glass, metal or rubber, closures, not of metal, for
containers, corks for bottles, corks, screw tops, not of metal, for bottles,
stoppers, not of metal/sealing caps, not of metal, taps for casks, not of
and pallets, crates, handling pallets, not of metal, loading pallets, not
of metal, transport pallets, not of metal, Ladders and movable steps, mobile
boarding stairs, not of metal, for passengers, ladders of wood or plastics,
steps [ladders], not of metal.
stands and signage, display boards, display stands, house numbers, not of
metal, non-luminous, inflatable publicity objects, nameplates, not of metal/identity
plates, not of metal, newspaper display stands, numberplates, not of metal/registration
plates, not of metal, placards of wood or plastics, showcases [furniture],
signboards of wood or plastics.
and tailors' dummies, tailors' dummies/dressmakers' dummies/mannequins.