Trademark Class 3: Understanding Trademark Class for Cosmetics, Perfumes, and Cleaning Substances

Published On: May 20, 2022Last Updated: Mar 19, 20243.6 min read

In this competitive time, protecting the identity of a unique brand that you create is not as easy as it seems. That’s how online trademark registration comes into the picture. Moreover, it allows the owners of a trademark to protect their brand name in a particular class or category. So, if you are selling cosmetics, you’ll have to apply for registration in the trademark class for cosmetics, ie., trademark class 3. Apart from cosmetics, this particular class is also known as the perfumes trademark class or the mouth freshener trademark class. So, in this blog, we will look at all the different types of products included in trademark class 3. 

What is the trademark class for cosmetics?

Trademark Class 3 includes all kinds of cosmetics and cleaning products, including soaps, hair lotions, toiletries, etc. Perfumery, essential oils, hair lotions, etc. are also included in class 3 for trademark registration. Consequently, while you are learning how to register your trademark in India, you’ll realize the importance of choosing the appropriate perfumes trademark class for your perfumery business, or mouth freshener trademark class for your mouth freshener products.  

Important goods included in trademark class 3

  • Firstly, Bleaching preparations and other substances for laundry use
  • Secondly, Cleaning, polishing, scouring, and abrasive preparations: Car polish, boot polish, sandpaper, etc.
  • Thirdly, Soaps: shampoos, body wash, face wash, etc.
  • Fourthly, Essential oils
  • Then, Cosmetics: Lipstick, eyelashes, makeup, etc.
  • Also, Hair lotions
  • Lastly, Sanitary preparations and toiletries

Also Read: Trademark Search Process in India

Goods included in perfumes trademark class

The broader aspect of the perfumes trademark class includes the following: 

  • Firstly, Perfumes
  • Solid perfumes
  • Liquid perfumes
  • Household perfumes
  • Fumigation preparations
  • Perfumes for cardboard
  • Perfumes for ceramics
  • Extracts of perfumes
  • Perfumes and colognes
  • Lastly, Extracts of flowers

Products falling in mouth freshner trademark class

All different types of non medicated dentifrices fall in the same category as the mouth freshener trademark class. The products include: 

  • Firstly, Chewable dentifrices
  • Secondly, Liquid dentifrices
  • Thirdly, Mouthwash
  • Fourthly, Tooth gel
  • Lastly, Preparations for oral hygiene (non medicated)

Goods not included

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  • Surf Excel: Soaps and detergents, washing machine powder
  • Tide: Soap-like detergents
  • Nirma: Washing soaps and detergents
  • Ghadi: Detergent powder
  • Parachute: Hair oil, hair lotions, etc.
  • Lifebuoy: Soap and other cleaning preparations
  • Dettol: Soaps, cleaning preparations, toiletries, etc.
  • Colgate: Toothpaste, dental cream, etc.
  • Patanjali: Soaps, cosmetics, hair products, dentifrices, etc.
  • Himalaya: Soaps, Perfumery, Shampoos, herbal cosmetics, etc.
  • Nykaa: Cosmetics, perfumery, essential oils, hair lotions, etc.
  • Mamaearth: Cosmetics, perfumery, hair lotions, toiletries, etc.
  • Lakme: Cosmetics, perfumery, and toiletries
  • L’Oreal: Perfumery, soaps, hair lotions, shampoos, etc.
  • Maybelline: Cosmetics, hair products, toiletries, perfumes, etc.
  • Fogg: deodorant, perfumes, styling gel, etc.
  • Nivea: soaps, creams, oils, shampoos, hair products
  • Lux: Soaps, perfumery, essential oils, cosmetics, etc.
  • Dabur: Hair oil, soaps, shampoos, and other toiletries.
  • Head & Shoulders: shampoos and other toiletries
  • Clinic Plus: shampoos, other preparations for hair, etc.
  • Garnier: shampoos and other hair preparations
  • Vicco Vajradanti: Toothpaste
  • Oral-B: Toothpaste, relating to oral care products
  • Closeup: Toothpaste, relating to oral care products
  • Cherry Blossom: boot polishing, cleaning preparations

Registering a trademark can be a challenging process. See all the different documents required for trademark registration here. Also, our experts know all the do’s and don’ts regarding trademark registration and the whole process is online! Give us a call now!

List of goods classified under trademark class 3

All trademark goods protected under Class 3 are listed below:

Class Term

Case study example 

To register a trademark in class 3, you’ll have to ensure that the mark fulfills all essential characteristics of a trademark. For example, when Procter and Gamble tried to file a trademark registration for the term “BodyMilk” under trademark class 3 it was denied on the grounds of being descriptive and non distinctive. 

For more information read: Trademark objection under section 9


All the different types of trademarks in India fall in one of the trademark classifications provided by the NICE Classification. Besides, it is very important to choose the class appropriate to your products and services as it will allow you to protect your mark without any issues. So, if you feel you’re confused between the classes, feel free to ask experts! 

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