Trademark Classifications in Hong Kong: Class 41 to 45

  • Class 41
    Education; providing of training; entertainment; sporting and cultural activities.
    This class covers mainly services provided by persons or institutions in the development of the mental faculties of persons or animals, as well as services intended to entertain or to engage the attention.
    Examples of companies and services:
    Stanford Swim School – Sports institution
    SPCA – Animal training
  • Class 42
    Scientific and technological services and research and design relating thereto; industrial analysis and research services; design and development of computer hardware and software.
    This class includes mainly services provided by persons, individually or collectively, in relation to the theoretical and practical aspects of complex fields of activities; such services are provided by members of professions such as chemists, physicists, engineers, computer programmers, etc.
    Examples of companies and services:
    SGS Hong Kong Limited – Products testing
    Mcafee – Computer virus protection services
  • Class 43
    Services for providing food and drink; temporary accommodation.
    This class includes mainly services provided by persons or establishments whose aim is to prepare food and drink for consumption and services provided to obtain bed and board in hotels, boarding houses or other establishments providing temporary accommodation.
    Examples of Companies and services:
    The Peninsula Hong Kong – Hotel
    McDonald – Fast food restaurant
  • Class 44
    Medical services; veterinary services; hygienic and beauty care for human beings or animals; agriculture, horticulture and forestry services.
    This class includes mainly medical care, hygienic and beauty care given by persons or establishments to human beings and animals; it also includes services relating to the fields of agriculture, horticulture and forestry.
    Examples of companies and services:
    Hong Kong Red Cross – Blood bank service
    SPCA – Veterinary services
  • Class 45
    Legal services; security services for the protection of property and individuals; personal and social services rendered by others to meet the needs of individuals.
    This Class includes services provided by lawyers, legal assistants, and personal advocates, to individuals, groups of individuals, organizations and enterprises; investigation and surveillance services relating to the safety of persons and entities; services provided to individuals in relation with social events, such as social escort services, matrimonial agencies, funeral services.
    Examples of companies and services:
    Charltons – Legal research and services
    Facebook – Online social networking services

Please refer to the section at the IPD’s website, and at the WIPO website for the details about the current edition and version of the International Classification.

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