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All About Trademark Class 12

All About Trademark Class 12

Trademark Class 12 is a specific classification category within the Nice Classification system that is used to categorize goods and services for trademark registration purposes. Trademark Class 12 primarily includes vehicles and vehicles related products, encompassing land vehicles such as automobiles, motorcycles, bicycles, and tricycles, as well as their parts and accessories. This class also covers propulsion mechanisms and motors for land vehicles and various safety equipments like helmets and protective clothing for motorcyclists. In essence, Class 12 is focused on trademarks related to the automotive and transportation industries, making it a vital category for businesses looking to protect their brand names and logos associated with these types of products.

Important goods included in Trademark Class 12

Trademark class 12 mainly includes the vehicles and apparatus for the transport of people or goods by land, air, or water. The goods include in this class are as follow:

  • Motors and engines for land vehicles
  • Couplings and transmission components for land vehicles
  • Air cushion vehicles
  • Remote control vehicles, other than toys
  • Parts of vehicles, for instance, bumpers, windscreens, steering wheels, tyres for vehicle wheels, as well as treads for vehicles.

Goods does not included in Trademark Class 12

  • Railway material of metal (included in class 6)
  • Motors, engines, couplings, and transmission components, other than for land vehicles (included in class 7)
  • Parts of all kinds of motors and engines, for instance, starters, mufflers, and cylinders for motors and engines (included in class 7)
  • Rubber tracks being parts of crawlers on construction, mining, agricultural, and other heavy duty machines (included in class 7)
  • Tricycles for infants & scooters, being toys (included in class 28)
  • Certain special vehicles or wheeled apparatus not for transportation purposes, for example, self-propelled road sweeping machines (included in class 7), fire engines (included in class 9), tea carts (included in class 20)
  • Certain parts of vehicles, for example, electric batteries, mileage recorders, and radios for vehicles (included in class 9), lights for automobiles and bicycles (included in class 11), automobile carpets (included in class 27)

List of popular examples of Trademark Class 12

  • MRF tyres: Tyres, tubes, flaps, tread rubber, rubber solutions, etc.
  • Apollo tyres: Tyres and tubes for automobiles
  • Mahindra: Apparatus for vehicles, fittings & accessories, etc.
  • Tata: Vehicles, apparatus for locomotion by land, air, or water.
  • Volkswagen: Vehicles, apparatus for locomotion by land, air, or water.
  • Nissan: Vehicles for locomotion by land, air, water, or rail
  • Activa: Vehicles and parts thereof
  • Boeing: Aircraft and parts
  • Airbus: Aircraft and parts
  • Honda: Vehicles, apparatus for locomotion by land, air, or water, and parts
  • Hero: Vehicles, apparatus for locomotion by land, air, or water
  • Volvo: Vehicles and parts of automobiles
  • Ford: Land vehicles, parts, and fittings for land vehicles
  • Maruti: Vehicles, bus bodies, and automobile parts and fittings
  • Suzuki: Vehicles, apparatus, parts, and fittings thereof
  • Atlas: Cycles, tricycles, their accessories, and parts
  • BSA Ladybird: Bicycles, bicycle components, and accessories
  • Enfield bullet: Motor land vehicles, Vehicles apparatus for locomotion by land, air, or water.

List of goods classified under Trademark Class 12


  • Adhesive rubber patches for repairing inner tubes
  • Aerial conveyors
  • Aeronautical apparatus, machines, and appliances
  • Aeroplanes
  • Air vehicles
  • Air pumps [vehicle accessories]
  • Air cushion vehicles
  • Air bags [safety devices for automobiles]
  • Aircraft
  • Airships/ dirigible balloons
  • Ambulances
  • Amphibious airplanes
  • Anti-dazzle devices for vehicles*/ anti-glare devices for vehicles*
  • Anti-skid chains
  • Anti-theft devices for vehicles
  • Anti-theft alarms for vehicles
  • Armoured vehicles/ armored vehicles
  • Ashtrays for automobiles
  • Automobile hoods
  • Automobile chains
  • Automobile chassis
  • Automobile tires [tyres]
  • Automobile bodies
  • Axle journals
  • Axles for vehicle


  • Bags adapted for pushchairs/ strollers
  • Balance weights for vehicle wheels
  • Bands for wheel hubs
  • Barges
  • Baskets adapted for bicycles
  • Bicycle brakes
  • Bicycle chains
  • Bicycle cranks
  • Bicycles, electric
  • Bicycle frames
  • Bicycle handlebars
  • Bicycle kickstands
  • Bicycle, motors
  • Bicycle, mudguards
  • Bicycle pedals
  • Bicycle tyres/ tires
  • Bicycle saddles/ cycle saddles
  • Bicycle trailers
  • Bicycle bells
  • Bicycle wheels
  • Bicycles
  • Boat hooks
  • Boats
  • Bodies for vehicles
  • Bogies for railway cars
  • Brake linings for vehicles
  • Brake shoes for vehicles
  • Brake segments for vehicles
  • Brake pads for automobiles
  • Brake discs for vehicles
  • Brakes for bicycles, cycles/ bicycle brakes/ cycle brakes
  • Brakes for vehicles
  • Buffers for railway rolling stock
  • Bumpers for automobiles


  • Cable transport apparatus and installations
  • Caissons [vehicles]
  • Camera drones/ photography drones
  • Camping cars/ motor homes
  • Canoes
  • Caps for vehicle fuel tanks
  • Caravans
  • Cars/ automobiles/ motor cars
  • Cars for cable transport installations
  • Carts
  • Casings for pneumatic tires [tyres]
  • Casters for trolleys/ carts [vehicles]
  • Casting carriages/ casting cars/ ladle carriages/ ladle cars
  • Chairlifts
  • Cigar lighters for automobiles
  • Circuits [hydraulic] for vehicles
  • Civilian drones
  • Cleaning trolleys
  • Cleats [nautical]
  • Clips adapted for fastening automobile parts to automobile bodies
  • Clutches for land vehicles
  • Concrete mixing vehicles
  • Connecting rods for land vehicles, other than parts of motors and engines
  • Couplings for land vehicles
  • Covers for vehicle steering wheels
  • Crankcases for land vehicle components, other than for engines
  • Cup holders for vehicles


  • Davits for boats
  • Delivery drones
  • Delivery tricycles/ carrier tricycles
  • Dining carriages/ cars
  • Dining cars [carriages]/ dinner wagons [carriages]
  • Disengaging gear for boats
  • Diving bells
  • Doors for vehicles
  • Dredgers [boats]
  • Dress guards for bicycles
  • Driveless cars (autonomous cars)/ self- driving cars
  • Driving motors for land vehicles
  • Driving chains for land vehicles


  • Ejector seats for aircraft
  • Engine mounts for land vehicles
  • Engines for land vehicles/ motors for land vehicles


  • Fenders for ships
  • Ferry boats
  • Fishing trolleys
  • Flanges for railway wheel tyres/ flanges of railway wheel tires
  • Fitted footmuffs for prams/ baby carriages
  • Fitted footmuffs for pushchairs/ strollers
  • Forklift trucks
  • Freewheels for land vehicles
  • Funiculars
  • Funnels for ships
  • Funnels for locomotives


  • Gear boxes for land vehicles
  • Gearing for land vehicles
  • Gears for bicycles
  • Golf carts [vehicles]/ golf cars [vehicles]
  • Gyrocopters


  • Handling carts
  • Head-rests for vehicle seats
  • Headlight wipers
  • Helicams
  • Helicopters
  • Hoods for vehicle engines
  • Hoods for vehicles
  • Horns for vehicles
  • Hose carts
  • Hot air balloons
  • Hub caps
  • Hubs for bicycle wheels/ bicycle wheel hubs
  • Hubs for vehicle wheels/ vehicle wheel hubs
  • Hydroplanes


  • Inclined ways for boats
  • Inner tubes for bicycle tyres
  • Inner tubes for pneumatic tyreS


  • Jet engines for land vehicles


  • Kick sledges


  • Launches
  • Locomotives
  • Lorries/ trucks
  • Log nuts for vehicle wheels
  • Luggage carriers for vehicles
  • Luggage nets for vehicles


  • Masts for boats
  • Military drones
  • Military vehicles for transport
  • Mine cars
  • Mine cart wheels
  • Mobility scooters
  • Mopeds
  • Motor buses
  • Motor coaches
  • Motor racing cars
  • Motor scooters
  • Motorcycle chains
  • Motorcycle engines
  • Motorcycle frames
  • Motorcycle handlebars
  • Motorcycle kickstands
  • Motorcycle saddles
  • Motorcycles
  • Motors, electric, for land vehicles
  • Mudguards


  • Non-skid devices for vehicle tyres/ non-skid devices for vehicle tires


  • Oars


  • Paddles for canoes
  • Panniers adapted for bicycles
  • Panniers adapted for motor cycles
  • Parachutes
  • Pet strollers
  • Pontoons
  • Portholes
  • Prams/ baby carriages
  • Propulsion mechanisms for land vehicles
  • Pumps for bicycle tyres
  • Push scooters (vehicles)
  • Pushchair/ stroller (fitted) mosquito nets
  • Pushchair/ stroller covers
  • Pushchair/ stroller hoods
  • Pushchairs/ strollers


  • Railway carriages
  • Railway couplings
  • Rearview mirrors
  • Reduction gears for land vehicles
  • Refrigerated vehicles
  • Refrigerated wagons
  • Remote control vehicles, other than toys
  • Remotely operated vehicles for underwater inspections
  • Repair outfits for inner tubes
  • Rescue sleds
  • Reversing alarms for vehicles
  • Rims for bicycle wheels/ bicycle wheel rims
  • Rims for vehicle wheels/ vehicle wheel rims
  • Robotic cars
  • Roll cage trolleys
  • Rolling stock for funicular railways
  • Rolling stock for railways
  • Rowlocks/ oarlocks
  • Rudders


  • Saddle covers for bicycles
  • Saddle covers for motorcycles
  • Saddlebags adapted for bicycles
  • Safety belts for vehicle seats
  • Safety seats for children, for vehicles
  • Screw-propellers for boats
  • Screw-propellers
  • Screws [propellers] for ships
  • Sculls/ stern oars
  • Seaplanes
  • Seat covers for vehicles
  • Security harness for vehicle seats
  • Self-balancing boards
  • Self-balancing electric unicycles
  • Self-balancing scooters
  • Ships
  • Ships’ hulls
  • Shock absorbing springs for vehicles
  • Shock absorbers for automobiles
  • Shopping trolleys/ carts
  • Side cars
  • Side view mirrors for vehicles
  • Signal alarm for vehicles
  • Ski carriers for cars
  • Ski lifts
  • Sleeping berths for vehicles
  • Sleeping cars
  • Sleighs [vehicles]
  • Snowmobiles
  • Solid tyres for vehicle wheels
  • Space vehicles
  • Spare wheel covers/ spare tire covers/ spare tyre covers
  • Spars for ships
  • Spikes for tyres
  • Spoilers for vehicles
  • Spoke clips for wheels
  • Spokes for bicycles wheels/ bicycle wheel spokes
  • Sports cars
  • Sprinkling trucks
  • Steering gears for ships/ ships’ steering gears
  • Steering wheels for vehicles
  • Sun-blinds adapted for automobiles
  • Suspension shock absorbers for vehicles


  • Tailboard lifts [parts of land vehicles]/ elevating tailgates [parts of land vehicles]/ power tailgates [parts of land vehicles]
  • Telpher railways [cable cars]/ cable cars
  • Tilt trucks
  • Tilting-carts
  • Timbers [frames] for ships
  • Tipping bodies for lorries [trucks]
  • Tipping apparatus [parts of railway wagons]
  • Torque converters for land vehicles
  • Torsion bars for vehicles
  • Tow trucks/ wreckers for transport
  • Traction engines
  • Tractors
  • Trailer hitches for vehicles
  • Trailers [vehicles]
  • Trailers for transporting bicycles
  • Tramcars
  • Transmission chains for land vehicles
  • Transmission shafts for land vehicles
  • Transmissions, for land vehicles
  • Treads for vehicles [tractor type]/ treads for vehicles [roller belts]
  • Treads for retreading tires [tyres]
  • Tricycles
  • Trolleys*/ hand cars
  • Trucks with a crane feature incorporated
  • Tubeless tires [tyres] for bicycles
  • Turbines for land vehicles
  • Two-wheeled trolleys/ luggage trucks/ sack-barrows
  • Tyre mousse inserts
  • Tyres (pneumatic)
  • Tyres for snow ploughs
  • Tyres for vehicle wheels/ tires for vehicle wheels


  • Undercarriages for vehicles
  • Upholstery for vehicles


  • Valves for vehicle tires [tyres]
  • Vans [vehicles]
  • Vehicle bonnet pins/ hood pins
  • Vehicle wheels
  • Vehicle chassis
  • Vehicle bumpers
  • Vehicle running boards
  • Vehicle joysticks
  • Vehicle wheel spokes
  • Vehicle suspension springs
  • Vehicle seats
  • Vehicle covers [shaped]
  • Vehicles, electric
  • Vehicles for locomotion by land, air, water or rail


  • Water vehicles
  • Wheelbarrows
  • Wheelchairs
  • Wheels for bicycles, cycles
  • Windows for vehicles
  • Windscreens/ windshields
  • Windshield wipers/ windscreen wipers


  • Yacht


Trademark Class 12 primarily relates to vehicles and their components, covering a wide range of motorized transportation options, from land vehicles like automobiles and motorcycles to waterborne vessels and even aerospace vehicles. This class is crucial for businesses involved in manufacturing, selling, or servicing any of these vehicles or their parts, as it helps protect their brand identity and distinguish their products and services from competitors in the same industry. Trademark registration within Class 12 ensures exclusive rights to use a particular mark in connection with these goods and services, fostering trust and recognition among consumers in a highly competitive market.

At LegalPillers, we are here to navigate the complexities of trademark registration and classification effectively, ensuring that your brand is adequately safeguarded within this important class.


FAQs about Trademark Class 12

  • What is Trademark Class 12?

Trademark Class 12 is among the 45 trademark classes as per the Nice Classification System, mainly focused on the goods like vehicles & vehicle related products.

  • Why Class 2 is important?

Trademark Class 12 is very important for the businesses including vehicles & parts of vehicles to protect the brand’s identity and distinguishes their products from the competitors.

  • What are some examples of goods including in this Class 12 of trademark?

Trademark Class 12 included goods like motors & engines of land vehicles, coupling & transmission, air cushion vehicles, parts of vehicles, etc.

  • Can a trademark be registered in multiple classes, including Class 12?

Yes, a trademark can be registered in multiple classes if the business deals with goods or services from different categories, offering broader protection.

  • How do I determine if my product falls under Class 12?

To accurately classify your product, consult with a trademark attorney or use the Nice Classification system.

  • Is Class 12 of trademark only includes vehicles?

Trademark Class 12 includes not only vehicles but also the parts of vehicles.

  • Are electric batteries & mileage recorders covered under Class 12?

No, parts of vehicles like electric batteries & mileage recorders are classified under the Trademark Class 9.

  • Can I trademark a brand name and logo separately in Class 12?

Yes, you can trademark a brand name, logo, or both within Class 12, depending on your specific needs.

  • Is there a specific duration for trademark protection in Class 12?

Trademark protection typically lasts for 10 years initially and can be renewed indefinitely as long as you continue to use and renew it.

  • Can I change the class of my trademark registration later if needed?

Changing the class of a trademark registration can be complex, so it is advisable to consult with a trademark attorney.

  • Do parts of all kinds of motors & engines belong to Trademark Class 12?

No, parts of all kinds of motors & engines like starters, mufflers, & cylinders are classified under Trademark Class 7.

  • What is the difference between Trademark Class 12 & Class 39?

Trademark Class 12 includes vehicles while the Class 39 of trademark includes the services related to transportation?

  • Can I license my Class 12 trademark to others?

Yes, trademark owners can license their trademarks to others, allowing them to use the mark under specific conditions and terms.




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