Class 30 includes coffee, tea, cocoa and artificial coffee; rice; tapioca and sago; flour and preparations made from cereals; bread, pastry and confectionery; ices; sugar, honey, treacle; yeast, baking-powder; salt; mustard; vinegar, sauces (condiments); spices; ice. For a complete listing of all goods in Class 30, see below. Class 30 is one of 45 classes used by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) when grouping products or services.
Examples of trademarks in Class 30 include:
AMERICAN BEAUTY (pasta), BOB EVANS WILDFIRE (salads), KICKING HORSE (coffee).
You would NOT use Class 30 if you were registering:
- salt for preserving other than for foodstuffs (Class 1 - Chemicals);
- medicinal teas and dietetic food and substances adapted for medical use (Class 5 - Pharmaceuticals);
- baby food (Class 5 - Pharmaceuticals);
- dietary supplements (Class 5 - Pharmaceuticals);
- raw cereals (Class 31 - Grains, Agriculture);
- foodstuffs for animals (Class 31 - Grains, Agriculture).
Related (Coordinated) Classes
If you are not sure whether you should register in Class 30, you might also consider the following “coordinated” classes: Class 1 - Chemicals, Class 5 - Pharmaceuticals, Class 29 - Meat, Fish, Poultry, Class 31 - Grains, Agriculture, Class 32 - Beers and Beverages, Class 33 - Alcoholic Beverages, Class 35 - Advertising and Business Services, Class 42 - Science and Technology Services, and Class 43 - Food Services . A coordinated class is one that is related to another class, usually because the USPTO has determined that applicants filing within Class 30 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 30
If you are registering a mark that is currently being 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 30 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 30 goods is an acceptable specimen. For example, gasoline pumps are normal containers or “packaging” for gasoline.
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
Complete Listing of All Goods in Class 30 Based on Taxonomy
- Convenience food and savory snacks, cereal-based snack food, cheeseburgers [sandwiches], chips [cereal products], corn, roasted/maize, roasted, meat pies, noodle-based prepared meals, pasties/pâté [pastries], pies, pizzas, popcorn, quiches, ravioli, rice cakes, rice-based snack food, sandwiches, spring rolls, sushi, tabbouleh, tacos.
- Salts, seasonings, flavorings and condiments, allspice, aniseed, aromatic preparations for food, beer vinegar, flavorings [flavorings], other than essential oils, for beverages/flavorings, other than essential oils, for beverages/flavorings, other than essential oils, for beverages, flavorings [flavorings], other than essential oils, for cakes/flavorings, other than essential oils, for cakes/flavorings, other than essential oils, for cakes, capers, celery salt, cinnamon [spice], cloves [spice], coffee flavorings [flavorings], condiments, cooking salt, fruit coulis [sauces], cream of tartar for culinary purposes, curry [spice], essences for foodstuffs, except etheric essences and essential oils, flavorings, other than essential oils/flavorings, other than essential oils, garden herbs, preserved [seasonings], ginger [spice], glucose for culinary purposes, ham glaze, marinades, meat tenderizers, for household purposes, mint for confectionery, nutmegs, pepper, peppers [seasonings], pesto [sauce], relish [condiment], saffron [seasoning], salt for preserving foodstuffs, sauces [condiments], sea water for cooking, seasonings, seaweed [condiment], spices, star aniseed, turmeric for food, vanilla [flavoring] [flavoring], vanillin [vanilla substitute], vinegar.
- Savory sauces, chutneys and pastes, almond paste, chow-chow [condiment], chutneys [condiments], dressings for salad, ketchup [sauce], mayonnaise, meat gravies, mustard, pasta sauce, soya sauce, soya bean paste [condiment], tomato sauce.
- Baked goods, confectionery, chocolate and desserts, almond confectionery, chocolate, confectionery for decorating Christmas trees, confectionery/sugar confectionery, crackers, custard, fruit jellies [confectionery], halvah, marzipan, chocolate mousses, dessert mousses [confectionery], pancakes, peanut confectionery, puddings, waffles, Bread, bread, bread rolls, breadcrumbs, buns, rusks, tortillas, unleavened bread.
- Pastries, cakes, tarts and biscuits (cookies), biscuits/cookies, cake paste/pastry, cakes, gingerbread, macaroons [pastry], malt biscuits, pastries, petit-beurre biscuits, petits fours [cakes], tarts.
- Sweets (candy), candy bars and chewing gum, candy, caramels [candy], chewing gum, liquorice [confectionery], lozenges [confectionery]/pastilles [confectionery], peppermint sweets, pralines, stick liquorice [confectionery], sweetmeats [candy].
- Cereal bars and energy bars, cereal bars, high-protein cereal bars.
- Sugars, natural sweeteners, sweet coatings and fillings, bee products, honey, maltose, palm sugar, propolis/bee glue, royal jelly, sugar, natural sweeteners.
- Syrups and treacles, golden syrup, molasses for food, Sweet glazes and fillings, fondants [confectionery], cake frosting [icing].
- Ice, ice creams, frozen yogurts and sorbets, binding agents for ice cream [edible ices]/binding agents for ice cream/binding agents for edible ices, edible ices, frozen yoghurt [confectionery ices]/frozen yogurt [confectionery ices], ice, natural or artificial, ice cream, ice for refreshment, powders for ice cream/powder for edible ices, sherbets [ices]/sorbets [ices].
- Coffee, teas and cocoa and substitutes therefor, artificial coffee, chicory [coffee substitute], chocolate beverages with milk, chocolate-based beverages, cocoa, cocoa beverages with milk, cocoa-based beverages, coffee, unroasted coffee, coffee beverages with milk, coffee-based beverages, iced tea, infusions, not medicinal, tea, tea-based beverages, vegetal preparations for use as coffee substitutes.
- Processed grains, starches, and goods made thereof, baking preparations and yeasts, farinaceous foods, ferments for pastes, gluten prepared as foodstuff, gluten additives for culinary purposes, linseed for human consumption/flaxseed for human consumption, malt extract for food, malt for human consumption, pasta/farinaceous food pastes, sausage binding materials, starch for food, preparations for stiffening whipped cream, tapioca, thickening agents for cooking foodstuffs.
- Dried and fresh pastas, noodles and dumplings, macaroni, noodles/ribbon vermicelli, spaghetti, vermicelli [noodles], Cereals, cereal preparations, corn flakes/maize flakes, gruel, with a milk base, for food, hominy, husked barley, husked oats, oat flakes, oat-based food, oatmeal, crushed oats, sago, wheat germ for human consumption, Rice, rice, Flour, barley meal, crushed barley, bean meal, corn flour/corn meal/maize flour/maize meal, corn, milled/maize, milled, couscous [semolina], flour-milling products, groats for human food, hominy grits, meal/flour, mustard meal, potato flour for food, semolina, soya flour, tapioca flour for food, wheat flour.
- Breakfast cereals, porridge and grits, muesli.
- Yeast and leavening agents, baking powder, baking soda [bicarbonate of soda for cooking purposes]/bicarbonate of soda for cooking purposes [baking soda], leaven, yeast.
- Doughs, batters, and mixes therefor, cake powder, dough.