Trademark Class 25: Decoding Trademark Class for clothing, footwear.

Published On: Jul 1, 2022Last Updated: Mar 19, 20245.5 min read

Every recognizable brand has a story. Every clothing line that now dominates stores began as a small business conducted out of a budding fashion designer’s living room. Are you also planning to start a clothing line or a fashion brand? If the answer is yes, this blog is for you. So, we are here to show you the trademark class for clothing, and trademark class for footwear. Also, a basic problem that budding entrepreneurs face in trademark registration in India is to choose the appropriate trademark class. Hence, this blog is for all the items covered in trademark class 25. So, who can use this article? Entrepreneurs and solo-preneurs looking for clothing, footwear or shoes trademark class can benefit from reading this blog. 

What is the trademark class 25?

Trademark classes are a universal classification, applicable to all trademarks, on the basis of their goods and services. Besides the classes help in getting protection over the trademarks with a clear distinction of their use in context of trade. Hence, it helps in fulfilling the essential characteristics of a trademark in India. So the trademark class 25 is for clothing, footwear and headgear in India. This is also equally applicable for the different types of shoes. 

Important goods included in trademark class for clothing

Almost all different types of clothing are included in the trademark class 25 for clothing. The list below includes: 

  • Shirts, t-shirts, jeans, pants, dresses and all kinds of clothing
  • All kinds of headgear
  • All kinds of lingerie
  • Underwear and undergarments
  • Socks
  • Athletic clothing
  • Athletic uniforms
  • Babies’ clothing
  • Ties
  • Baseball caps
  • Caps and hats
  • Bathing caps
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathing costumes
  • Bathing caps
  • Beach clothing
  • Bermuda shorts
  • Belts made of leather or imitation leather
  • Bikinis
  • Bodices
  • Hosiery
  • Jackets
  • Jerseys
  • Jumper dresses
  • Knickers
  • Knitwear
  • Leggings
  • Trousers / Pants
  • Saris
  • Jeans
  • Skirts
  • Waistcoats
  • Uniforms

Also Read: Documents Required for Trademark Registration

Goods included in trademark class for footwear

Apart from being a trademark class for clothing, the shoes trademark class is also class 25. The list of different footwear material included in class 25 are:

  • Firstly, Shoes, slippers, boots, army boots, sports shoes and other footwear
  • Secondly, Athletic footwear
  • Thirdly, Lace boots

Goods not included in trademark class 25

  • Certain clothing and footwear for special use
  • Textiles and Textile Goods (Trademark Class 24)
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  • Firstly, Louis Philippe: Readymade garments, clothing, footwear, headgear
  • Bummer: Underwear and other clothing
  • Van Heusen: Readymade garments, clothing, footwear
  • Allen Solly: Readymade garments, clothing, footwear, headgear
  • Peter England: Readymade garments, clothing, footwear, headgear
  • Park Avenue: Readymade garments and hosiery, clothing, fashion accessories
  • Levis: Clothing, hats, socks, shoes, belts, etc.
  • Flying Machine: Ready-made apparel, headgear, and footwear
  • Pepe Jeans: Clothing, footwear, headgear
  • Zara: Clothing, headgear, footwear
  • Westside: Clothing, footwear headgear
  • Pantaloons: Clothing, footwear, headgear
  • Calvin Klein: Clothing and garments
  • Raymond: Readymade garments, clothing, fashion accessories
  • Nike: Clothing, including boots, shoes, and slippers.
  • Adidas: Clothing, footwear, headgear
  • Puma: Clothing; Footwear, studs for football boots, headgear, etc.
  • Reebok: Clothing and footwear
  • Metro: Socks, footwear, garments, etc.
  • VKC group footwear: Boots, shoes, slippers, etc.
  • Relaxo footwears ltd: Clothing, footwear, and headgear
  • Bata: Footwear, socks, garments, etc.
  • Woodland: Boots, shoes, slippers, etc.
  • Lastly, Paragon: All kinds of footwear

List of goods classified under trademark class 25

All trademark goods protected under Class 25 are listed below:

Class Term

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Let’s take a look at a couple of cases that exemplify how important trademark registration is for your brand protection.

1. Adidas Vs. Forever 21 (2015)

Athletic retailer, Adidas, sued women’s clothier, Forever 21, for using its “three stripe” design on a collection of Forever 21 sweatshirts. Besides, Adidas argued that it invested millions of dollars to protect its trademark over the years. Hence, it can be said that the brand’s registration in the appropriate trademark class for clothing protected it.

Ruling: Adidas voluntarily dismissed the case, which indicates the matter was likely settled outside of court.

Also Read: Trademark Class Search Process

2. Louis Vuitton Vs. Louis Vuiton Dak

The high-end fashion brand Louis Vuitton with a lot of registrations in the trademark class 25 for clothing, footwear and headgear. Also, having a well-known registered trademark, had filed an infringement suit against a South Korean fried chicken fast-food company named “Louis Vuiton Dak.”

Ruling: The court held the South Korean restaurant liable (fined $1250) for trademark infringement because the name was too similar to Louis Vuitton’s name. Furthermore, the fried chicken was wrapped in packaging with the iconic LV symbol. Consequently, Louis Vuitton wasn’t a fan of fried chicken. Thus, unfortunately for the fast-food chain, this story doesn’t end here. After the ruling, the restaurant changed its name to “Louisvui tondak.” Also, this subtle rearrangement of letters was deemed to be too similar to the letter arrangement in “Louis Vuitton.” Hence, the restaurant was fined again ($14.5 million dollars) for non-compliance.

If you have a clothing line or a footwear business, it is evident that trademark class 25 is applicable to you. However, it is also possible that you will have to file a muti-class trademark application. Besides, this depends highly on the products and/ or services that you are providing. When it comes to the trademark class 25, the following are other relatable classes you may want to check out:

Trademark class 18

The trademark class 18 covers all types of leather and imitation leather materials that you may also be a part of your clothing. For example, any brand for leather pants can get protection in trademark class 25 for clothing and class 18, simultaneously. 

Trademark class 26

TM Class 26 is for lace and embroidery products. Thus, a brand for lacy blouses may benefit from registering their trademark in both the classes. 

Class 35 for advertising

Usually, this class will go hand in hand with trademark class 25, if you are not only manufacturing but also advertising your goods under the same brand name. Moreover, the trademark class 35 is by far the most common classifications in trademark applications in India. 


Any mistake in choosing the appropriate trademark class for your clothing or footwear business is not good. Moreover, it may even lead to trademark objection under section 9. Hence, it is ideal to choose the trademark class 25 accurately. So, feel free to get assistance from experts! 

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