Every recognisable 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.
Trademark registration is an important step toward establishing your brand. And all kinds of clothing, footwear and headgear are classified under class 25 for trademark registration. If you’re planning to register your fashion brand, that would be under Trademark Class 25.
Important goods included in Trademark Class 25
- Shoes, slippers, boots, army boots, sports shoes and other footwear
- Shirts, t-shirts, jeans, pants, dresses and all kinds of clothing
- All kinds of headgear
- All kinds of lingerie
- Underwear and undergarments
- Athletic clothing
- Athletic footwear
- Athletic uniforms
- Babies’ clothing
- Baseball caps
- Caps and hats
- Bathing caps
- Bathing costumes
- Bathing caps
- Beach clothing
- Bermuda shorts
- Belts made of leather or imitation leather
- Jumper dresses
- Lace boots
- Trousers / Pants
TM Class 25 list does not include
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List of popular Trademark Class 25 examples
- 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.
- Paragon: All kinds of footwear
List of goods classified under Trademark Class 25
All trademark goods protected under Class 25 are listed below:
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Case studies related to Trademark Class 25
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. Adidas argued that it invested millions of dollars to protect its trademark over the years.
Ruling: Adidas voluntarily dismissed the case, which indicates the matter was likely settled outside of court.
2. Louis Vuitton Vs. Louis Vuiton Dak
The high-end fashion brand Louis Vuitton, 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. Perhaps, Louis Vuitton wasn’t a fan of fried chicken. Unfortunately for the fast-food chain, this story doesn’t end here. After the ruling, the restaurant changed its name to “Louisvui tondak.” This subtle rearrangement of letters was deemed to be too similar to the letter arrangement in “Louis Vuitton.” The restaurant was fined again ($14.5 million dollars) for non-compliance.