Trademark Class 40: Treatment of Materials

Published On: Jul 12, 2022Last Updated: Oct 18, 20231.9 min read

Trademark Class 40 includes services related to various treatments of materials.

This class includes:

  1. Mechanical or chemical processing of objects
  2. Transformation of objects, inorganic substances and organic substances.

This blog discusses all the services included in Trademark Class 40 in detail. keep on reading to know more!

It should be noted that, for TM class 40:

  • The mark is considered a service mark only if the processing or transformation is done for some other person as a service.
  • The mark is not considered a service mark if the person who processed or transformed the object is also marketing it.

Important services included in Trademark class 40

  • Transformation of an object that changes its essential properties.
    • For example, dyeing a garment

  • Most maintenance services are included in Trademark Class 37, but are included in Class 40 if a change in essential properties is involved.
    • For example, the chroming of motor vehicle bumpers

  • Any material treatment done during the production of an object (Except buildings)
    • For example, services which involve cutting, shaping, polishing by abrasion, metal coating, etc.

Some important services included in this class are:

  • Air purification
  • Air deodorising
  • Air freshening
  • Blacksmithing
  • Bookbinding
  • Bleaching of clothing
  • Bleaching of fabric
  • Chromium plating
  • Cloth cutting
  • Brazing
  • Cloth waterproofing
  • Cloth fireproofing
  • Cloth dyeing
  • Ceramic glazing
  • Ceramic processing
  • Coppering
  • 3D printing
  • Galvanising
  • Forging
  • Metal plating
  • Laminating
  • Animal slaughtering
  • Laser engraving
  • Metal coating
  • Processing of coal
  • Processing of chemicals
  • Recycling and waste treatment
  • Production of energy
  • Processing of oil and fuels
  • Soldering
  • Soil treatment services
  • Sewing
  • Treatment of cloth
  • Welding

Trademark Class 40 list does not include

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  • Hindustan Unilever Pureit: They provide water treatment; Air purification, and air refreshment services
  • Attero: E-waste management and recycling services
  • Ador: Various kinds of welding services

List of services classified under Trademark Class *

All the services included in Trademark Class 40 are listed below:

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