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All About Trademark Class 2

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All About Trademark Class 2

Trademark Class 2 is one of the 45 classes used by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to categorize and register trademarks for specific goods or services. Class 2 is primarily related to paints, coatings, varnishes; preservatives against rust and against deterioration of wood; colorants, dyes; inks for printing, marking, and graving; raw natural resins; metals in foil and powder form for use in painting, decorating, printing and art as well as certain other products used in the fields of fine arts and industrial arts. Trademark class 2 mainly includes paints, colorants, and preparations used for protection against corrosion. Here is an overview of the goods covered by this class:

  • Paints, varnishes, and lacquers for industry, handicrafts, and arts
  • Thinners, thickeners, fixatives, and siccatives for paints, varnishes, and lacquers
  • Mordants for wood and leather.
  • Anti-rust oil and oils for the preservation of wood
  • Dyestuffs for clothing
  • Colorants for foodstuffs and beverages
  • Colorants for foodstuff & beverages

This trademark class is important for businesses involved in the manufacturing, sale, or distribution of paints, varnishes, coatings, inks, and related products. Registering a trademark within this class helps protect the brand identity of these products and prevents others from using similar trademarks for similar goods.

It is important to note that the goods covered by trademark classes may evolve over time, so it is essential to consult the latest regulations and guidelines from the relevant trademark office (e.g., USPTO or WIPO) when applying for trademark registration in Class 2. Additionally, if your products encompass a broader range of goods or services, you may need to consider other trademark classes for proper protection.

Classification of Trademark Class 2

Trademark Class 2 primarily covers a wide range of products related to paints, varnishes, coatings, inks, and similar materials used in the fields of art, industry, and decoration. Here’s a more detailed classification of goods falling under Trademark Class 2:

  1. Paints:

    This category includes various types of paints used for different purposes, such as house paints, automotive paints, industrial paints, and artistic paints.

  2. Varnishes:

    Products used to provide a glossy or protective coating to surfaces, including wood varnishes, furniture varnishes, and industrial varnishes.

  3. Coatings:

    Coatings are used for various purposes, including anti-rust coatings, protective coatings for surfaces, and coatings for metals, plastics, and wood.

  4. Colorants:

    goods used for coloring materials, including dyes, pigments, and color concentrates.

  5. Inks:

    Inks, used for printing, writing, drawing, and other applications, encompassing printing inks for newspapers, magazines, and other publications.

  6. Stains:

    Stains are used to color wood and other materials.

  7. Raw Natural Resins:

    This subcategory includes unprocessed resins and natural resins that can be used as components in coatings, adhesives, and other applications.

  8. Metals in Foil and Powder Form for Painters, Decorators, Printers, and Artists:

    Products in the form of foil or powder that are used by painters, decorators, printers, and artists for various applications

  1. Anti-corrosion preparations and rust preservers:

    Products designed to prevent corrosion and rust.

  2. Thinners and Thickeners for Coating Materials:

    Chemical preparations used to adjust the viscosity of coating materials.

  3. Mordants for Metal:

    Substances used in the treatment of metal to prepare it for processes such as dyeing and etching.

  4. Raw Natural Resins (Classified by Function):

    This subcategory further specifies natural resins based on their specific functions or uses.

It is important to note that this classification may not cover every possible product or variation within the realm of paints, coatings, inks, and similar materials. Additionally, the classification system may evolve over time, so it is advisable to consult the latest guidelines and regulations of the relevant trademark office (e.g., USPTO or WIPO) when seeking trademark registration within this class. If your business deals with a combination of goods or services, you may also need to consider other trademark classes for proper protection.

Trademark class 2 does not include

Trademark Class 2, which is designated for paints, coatings, and varnishes, does not include certain goods and services. It is essential to understand these exclusions to accurately classify your products and ensure that they are properly protected within the appropriate trademark class.

Here are some goods and services that are typically not included in Class 2:

  1. Unprocessed artificial resins: Raw natural resins are included in Class 2 while unprocessed artificial resins are covered in Trademark Class 1.
  2. Semi-processed resins: It has been covered in Trademark Class 17.
  3. Mordants for metals: It has been covered in class 1 of Trademark.
  4. Laundry blueing and laundry bleaching preparations: These have been included in Trademark class 3.
  5. Paint boxes: Articles for use in school are included under class 16.
  6. Inks for stationary purposes: Inks used for stationary purposes have been covered under class 16.
  7. Insulating paints and varnishes: They have been included in trademark class 17.

It is crucial to carefully review the goods or services you intend to protect with a trademark and classify them accurately to ensure your trademark registration aligns with the appropriate class. Proper classification helps to prevent legal issues and ensures your trademark rights are adequately defined and protected. Consulting with a trademark attorney or expert can be beneficial in this regard.

List of popular examples of Trademark Class 2

  • Dulux: Paints, varnishes, lacquers, preservatives against rust and deterioration of wood
  • Asian Paints: Paints, varnishes, lacquers, natural resins, metal, wall & wood fillers (putties), thinners, distempers, preservatives against rust and deterioration of wood, etc.
  • Berger: Paints, varnishes, lacquers, thinners, dry colors, distempers, acrylic emulsion, dyes, dyestuffs, enamels, primers, resins preservatives against rust and deterioration of wood, etc.
  • Poddar Pigments: Coloring matters, dyestuffs, metals in foil & powder form, inorganic & organic pigments, additives including antioxidants, stabilizers, antifogging, antimicrobials, flame retardants, smoke suppressants optical brighteners.
  • Nippon paint: Paints, varnishes, lacquers, and putty.
  • TATA: Oil cement, agglutinants for cement and concrete, Paints, varnishes, lacquers, preservatives, colorants, mordants, raw natural resins, metals in foil or powder form for painters, decorators, printers, and artists, etc.
  • Sudarshan: Pigments
  • Pidilite: Paints, pigments for paints, printing inks, rubber plastic, textile printing & leather cloth, dyestuffs
  • Nerolac: Paints, varnishes, lacquers, enamels, distempers, paint & varnish driers, preservatives against rust and deterioration of wood, putties, fillers for use of painter & decorators, etc.
  • Indigo: Paints, varnishes, lacquers, preservatives against rust and deterioration of wood, colorants for domestic, commercial & industrial use.

List of goods classified under Trademark Class 2


  • Auramine
  • Asbestos paints
  • Anti-urine paints
  • Anti-tarnishing preparations for metals
  • Anti-rust preparation
  • Anti-rust oils
  • Anti-rust greases
  • Anti-graffiti coatings (paints)
  • Anti-fouling paints
  • Anti-corrosive preparations
  • Anti-corrosive bands
  • Annotto [dyestuff] or annatto [dyestuff]
  • Aniline dyes
  • Aluminum powder for painting
  • Aluminium paints
  • Alizarine dyes


  • Bronzing lacquers
  • Bronze powder for painting
  • Black japan
  • Bitumen varnish
  • Binding preparations for paints/ agglutinants for paints
  • Badigeon
  • Bactericidal paints


  • Creosote for wood preservation
  • Copal varnish
  • Copal
  • Conductive paints
  • Conductive inks
  • Coloring for liqueurs
  • Colorants for butter
  • Colorants for beverages
  • Colorants for beer
  • Colorants
  • Colorants for the reformation of furniture in the form of markers
  • Colophony
  • Cochineal carmine
  • Cobalt oxide [colorant]
  • Coatings for roofing felt
  • Coatings [paints]
  • Ceramic paints
  • Carbonyl for wood preservation
  • Carbon black [pigment]
  • Caramel [food coloring]
  • Canada balsam


  • Dyewood extracts/ wood dyestuffs
  • Dyewood
  • Dyestuffs
  • Dyes*
  • Distempers


  • Engraving ink
  • Enamels for painting/ enamel paints
  • Enamels [varnishes]
  • Edible inks
  • Edible ink cartridges, filled, for printers


  • Food coloring
  • Fixatives for watercolors
  • Fixatives [varnishes]
  • Fireproof paints


  • Gum-lac/ shellac
  • Gum resins
  • Glitter for use in paint
  • Glazes [paints, lacquers]
  • Gamboge for painting


  • Ink for printers and photocopiers
  • Ink cartridges, filled for printers and photocopiers
  • Ink for leather
  • Indigo [colorant]


  • Lime wash
  • Lamp black [pigment]
  • Lacquers


  • Mordants*
  • Metals in powder form for use in painting, decorating, printing, and art
  • Metal foil for painters, decorators, printers, and artists
  • Mastic [natural resin]
  • Marking ink for animals
  • Malt colorants
  • Malt caramel [food coloring]


  • Natural resins, raw


  • Orange lead/litharge
  • Oils for the preservation of wood or preservative oils for wood
  • Oil paints for use in art


  • Protective preparations for metals
  • Printing ink
  • Printers’ pastes [ink]
  • Primers
  • Pigments
  • Paper for dyeing Easter eggs
  • Paints*


  • Repositionable paint patches
  • Red lead/ minium


  • Sumac for varnishes
  • Stains for leather/ mordants for leather
  • Soot [colorant]
  • Silvering powders
  • Silver paste
  • Silver emulsions [pigments]
  • Sienna earth
  • Siccatives [drying agents] for paints
  • Shoe dyes
  • Sandarac
  • Saffron [colorant]


  • Turpentine [thinner for paints]
  • Turmeric [colorant]
  • Toner for printers and photocopiers
  • Toner cartridges, filled, for printers and photocopiers
  • Titanium dioxide (pigment)
  • Thinners for paints
  • Thinners for lacquers
  • Thickeners for paints
  • Tattooing ink


  • Undercoating/ undersealing for vehicle chassis


  • Varnishes*


  • Wood stains
  • Wood preservatives
  • Wood mordants
  • Wood floor dinishes
  • Wood coatings (paints)
  • Whitewash
  • White lead
  • Watercolor paints for use in art


  • Yellowwood [colorant]


  • Zinc oxide (pigment)


Trademark Class 2 is indispensable for safeguarding the identity and integrity of brands associated with paints, coatings, inks, and related materials used across diverse industries and artistic endeavors. It serves as a legal shield, granting exclusive rights to brand owners while preventing marketplace confusion. Successful registration in Class 2 necessitates a distinctive, non-conflicting trademark that accurately represents the covered goods. Ultimately, Class 2 plays a pivotal role in preserving brand identity, trust, and market presence for businesses engaged in the production and distribution of paints, coatings, inks, and related materials.

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 2:

What is Trademark Class 2?

○ Trademark Class 2 is a classification used to register trademarks for goods related to paints, coatings, inks, and similar materials.

What types of products fall under Class 2?

○ Class 2 includes paints, varnishes, coatings, inks, colorants, stains, and raw natural resins used in various industries.

Why is it important to register a trademark in Class 2?

○ Registering a trademark in Class 2 provides legal protection and exclusive rights for your brand in the specified category, preventing others from using similar marks for similar goods.

Can I register a trademark for a specific color in Class 2?

○ Yes, you can register a color as a trademark in Class 2 if it meets the requirements for trademark registration, such as distinctiveness.

Do I need to specify the type of paint or coating when registering a trademark in Class 2?

○ Yes, it is essential to accurately describe the specific goods within Class 2 that your trademark will cover, such as house paints or industrial coatings.

Can I register a trademark for an artistic design in Class 2?

○ Yes, if the artistic design is used in connection with goods covered by Class 2, you can register it.

What are the benefits of trademark registration in Class 2?

○ Benefits include brand protection, exclusivity, legal rights, increased brand value, and potential licensing opportunities.

Can I register a trademark internationally in Class 2?

○ Yes, you can seek international protection for your trademark in Class 2 through mechanisms like the Madrid Protocol.

What happens if my trademark conflicts with an existing one in Class 2?

○ If your trademark conflicts with an existing one, it may be rejected or require negotiation with the existing trademark owner to resolve the conflict.

How long does trademark registration in Class 2 last?

○ Trademark registration typically lasts for a specific period, which varies by jurisdiction, but is often renewable indefinitely as long as you continue to use the mark.

Can I use my trademark in other classes besides Class 2?

○ Yes, you can use your trademark in multiple classes if your products or services fall under those classes. Each class will require a separate registration.

Is it necessary to use my trademark in commerce before registering it in Class 2?

○ Some jurisdictions require actual use in commerce before registration, while others allow you to file an intent-to-use application.

What is the Madrid Protocol, and how does it relate to Class 2?

○ The Madrid Protocol is an international treaty that allows you to extend Trademark

Can I sell or license my Class 2 trademark to other businesses?

○ Yes, you can license or sell your trademark to other businesses, providing potential revenue streams.

What is the cost of registering a trademark in Class 2?

○ The cost varies by jurisdiction and depends on factors like the number of classes and the services you use, such as legal assistance.

How long does it take to register a trademark in Class 2?

○ The timeframe varies by jurisdiction but can range from several months to a year or more.

Can I change the goods covered by my Class 2 trademark registration?

○ You may be able to amend the description of goods in your registration, but this process also depends on the specific jurisdiction’s rules.

What if my Class 2 trademark registration expires?

○ If your registration expires, you may lose the legal protections it provides. Renewal procedures vary by jurisdiction.

What should I do if someone infringes on my Class 2 trademark?

○ Consult with an attorney to take appropriate legal action, which may include sending cease and desist letters or filing lawsuits.

Do I need legal assistance to register a trademark in Class 2?

○ While legal assistance is not mandatory, it is highly recommended to navigate the complexities of trademark registration effectively and avoid potential issues.

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