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All About Trademark Class 15

All About Trademark Class 15

Trademark Class 15 pertains to a diverse category of goods mainly focused on musical instruments and associated accessories. This class includes musical instruments such as pianos, guitars, and violins, as well as various accessories like sheet music, stands, and cases. It is essential for businesses involved in the manufacture, distribution, or sale of musical instruments and related products to secure trademark protection within this Class  to establish their brand identity, protect their unique identifiers, and maintain trust and recognition among musicians and consumers in this specialized and artistic industry.

Important goods included in Trademark Class 15

Class 15 mainly includes the musical instruments and parts & accessories of the musical instruments. The goods included in this class are as given below:

  • Mechanical musical instruments and their accessories, for instance, barrel organs, mechanical pianos, intensity regulators for mechanical pianos, robotic drums
  • Musical boxes
  • Electrical and electronic musical instruments
  • Strings, reeds, pegs, and pedals for musical instruments
  • Tuning forks, tuning hammers
  • Colophony (rosin) for stringed musical instruments

Goods does not included in Trademark Class 15

  • Apparatus for recording, transmission, amplification and reproduction of sound, for instance, electric and electronic effects units for musical instruments, wah-wah pedals, audio interfaces, audio mixers, equalizers being audio apparatus, subwoofers (included in Class 9).
  • Downloadable music files (included in Class 9)
  • Downloadable electronic sheet music (included in Class 9)
  • Printed sheet music (included in Class 16)
  • Jukeboxes, musical (included in Class 9)
  • Metronomes (included in Class 9)
  • Musical greeting cards (included in Class 16)

List of popular examples of Trademark Class 15

  • Gibson: Guitars, basses, banjos, mandolins, etc.
  • Yamaha: Musical instruments
  • Fender: Musical instruments and accessories
  • Steinway & Sons: Pianos, other musical instruments
  • Roland: Electronic musical instruments
  • Kawai: Pianos and electronic pianos
  • C. F. Martin and Company: Guitars and string musical instruments
  • Bina: Veena or bina (musical instruments)
  • Paul & Co: Harmonium makers
  • Kadence: Guitars, Musical Instruments

List of goods classified under Trademark Class 15


  • Accordions


  • Bagpipes
  • Balalaikas [stringed musical instruments]
  • Bamboo Flutes
  • Bandonions
  • Banjos
  • Barrel Organs
  • Basses [musical instruments]
  • Bellows for Musical Instruments
  • Bow Nuts for Musical Instruments
  • Bows for Musical Instruments
  • Bridges for Musical Instruments
  • Buccins [Trumpets]


  • Carillons [musical instruments]
  • Cases for Musical Instruments
  • Castanets
  • Catgut for Musical Instruments
  • Chin Rests for Violins
  • Clarionets
  • Clarions
  • Colophony/ rosin for stringed musical instruments
  • Concertinas
  • Conductors’ Batons
  • Cornets [musical instruments]
  • Cymbals


  • Double Basses
  • Drum machines
  • Drumheads/ Skins for Drums
  • Drums [musical instruments]
  • Drumsticks


  • Electronic musical instruments


  • Flutes


  • Gongs
  • Guitars


  • Handbells [musical instruments]
  • Harmonicas
  • Harmoniums
  • Harp Strings
  • Harps
  • Hats with Bells [Musical Instruments]
  • Horns [musical instruments]
  • Horsehair For Bows For Musical Instruments
  • Huqin [Chinese violins]


  • Intensity Regulators for Mechanical Pianos


  • Jews’ Harps [Musical Instruments]


  • Kettledrum Frames
  • Kettledrums
  • Keyboards for Musical Instruments
  • Keys for Musical Instruments


  • Lyres


  • Mallets for musical instruments
  • Mandolins
  • Melodicas 
  • Mouthpieces for Musical Instruments
  • Music Rolls [Piano]
  • Music Stands
  • Music Synthesizers
  • Musical Instruments
  • Musical Boxes
  • Musical instruments for children
  • Mutes for Musical Instruments/ Dampers for Musical Instruments


  • Oboes
  • Ocarinas
  • Organs


  • Pedals for Musical Instruments
  • Pegs for Musical Instruments
  • Perforated music rolls
  • Piano Keyboards
  • Piano Strings
  • Piano Keys
  • Pianos
  • Pipa [Chinese guitars]
  • Plectrums/ Picks for Stringed Instruments


  • Reeds
  • Robotic drums


  • Saxophones
  • Sheng [Chinese Musical Wind Instruments]
  • Singing bowls
  • Stands for musical instruments
  • Sticks for Bows for Musical Instruments
  • Straps for musical instruments
  • Stringed Musical Instruments
  • Strings for Musical Instruments
  • Suona [Chinese trumpets]


  • Tambourines
  • Tom-toms
  • Triangles [Musical Instruments]
  • Trombones
  • Trumpets
  • Tuning Hammers
  • Tuning Forks
  • Turning Apparatus for Sheet Music


  • Valves for Musical Instruments
  • Violas
  • Violins


  • Wind Pipes for Organs


  • Xylophones


  • Zithers


Class 15 is a specialized class that encompasses musical instruments and associated accessories. It plays a vital role in protecting the brand identity and quality reputation of businesses in the music industry. Trademark registration within this class ensures that manufacturers, distributors, and sellers of musical instruments and related products can establish trust and recognition among musicians and consumers while safeguarding their unique identifiers in this creative field.

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

(FAQs) about Trademark Class 15

What does Trademark Class 15 cover?

● Class 15 primarily covers musical instruments and related accessories.

Can I trademark my piano brand in Class 15?

● Yes, you can trademark the brand associated with pianos and similar instruments within Class 15.

What are some examples of goods in Class 15?

● Examples include pianos, guitars, violins, flutes, sheet music, music stands, and instrument cases.

Is Class 15 only for acoustic instruments?

● No, it covers all types of musical instruments, including acoustic, electric, and digital.

Does sound recording equipment belong to Class 15?

● Sound recording equipment typically falls under different classes, such as Class 9 (audio and recording equipment).

Can I register a trademark for guitar accessories in Class 15?

● Guitar accessories like strings, picks, and cases may belong to Class 15 or other relevant classes.

Is music software classified under Class 15?

● Music software often falls under Class 9 (computer software) or other applicable classes.

Can I trademark my brand for sheet music in Class 15?

● Yes, you can register your brand for sheet music within Class 15.

Are percussion instruments covered in Trademark Class 15?

● Yes, percussion instruments like drums are part of this class.

Can I use a Class 15 trademark for other non-musical products?

● Class 15 is specific to musical instruments and accessories. For other products, consider the appropriate class.

How long does a trademark registration for this class last?

● Trademark registrations typically last 10 years but can be renewed indefinitely.

Can I license my Class 15 trademark to others?

● Yes, trademark owners can license their marks to other businesses for a fee, allowing them to use the mark under specific terms and conditions. 

What is the difference between a trademark and a patent for musical instruments?

● A trademark protects your brand identity, while a patent protects a specific design or invention related to musical instruments.

Can I register a trademark for my musical instrument brand in multiple classes?

● If your brand extends beyond musical instruments, you can register in multiple classes to cover various products or services.

Can I search for existing trademarks in Class 15?

● You can conduct a trademark search through the official trademark office website or seek assistance from a trademark attorney to ensure your chosen mark is available for registration in Class 15. 

Are custom-made instruments classified under Class 15 of Trademark?

● Yes, custom-made musical instruments can be registered within this class.

Do antique musical instruments belong to Trademark Class 15?

● If you are actively buying, selling, or trading antique musical instruments, you can register a trademark within this class.

Is Trademark Class 15 the same worldwide?

● While the classification system is similar globally, it is important to consult with local trademark authorities or attorneys to ensure correct classification in specific countries.

Can I trademark my brand for digital music services in Class 15 of Trademark?

● No, digital music services typically belong to Class 41 (for entertainment services) or other relevant classes.

Can I trademark my brand for musical instrument repair services in Class 15?

● No, repair services fall under different classes, such as Class 37 (for repair and maintenance services).

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