(Parts of an article or apparatus are, in general, classified with the actual article or apparatus, except where such parts constitute articles included in other classes).
Assigning completely different distinct classes to trademarks, for certain explicit types of products and services in varied economic sectors, is termed as the trademark classification. Therefore, the trademark classification is usually and popularly seen as the classification of goods and services.
For example, the Class 1 of trademarks is reserved for Chemicals generally, and Class 5 is devoted to all Pharmaceuticals. This trademark classification assists the trademark attorneys in filing and prosecuting assorted trademark applications expediently and smoothly. Thus, there is a stipulation of trademark classification in countries all around the globe.
The international trademark conventions and treaties facilitate countries to standardize their relevant classification of trademarks, to assist international registration and defense of trademarks, and thus, simple and hassle-free international trade and business. Such internationally recognized variable bodies are TRIPS Agreement of World Trade organization, WIPO, Berne and Paris Convention, European Community Trademark. Nowadays, there are about 45 classes of trademarks in general.