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All About Trademark Class 21

All About Trademark Class 21

Trademark Class 21, as designated in the Nice Classification system, encompasses a diverse range of products primarily related to household and kitchen use, as well as cleaning and sanitation. This classification includes various items such as kitchen utensils, cookware, cutlery, food storage containers, combs, hairbrushes, bath sponges, cleaning brushes, cleaning cloths, glassware, porcelain, and earthenware. Essentially, it covers everyday items found in homes and kitchens, as well as personal grooming and cleaning products. For businesses dealing with the manufacturing or sale of these goods, registering trademarks under Class 21 is essential to protecting the brand identity associated with these product categories.

Important goods included in Trademark Class 21

Trademark Class 21 mainly includes small, hand-operated utensils and apparatus for household and kitchen use, as well as cosmetic utensils, glassware and certain goods made of porcelain, ceramic, earthenware, terra-cotta, or glass. The goods included in this class are as follows:

  • Household and kitchen utensils, for instance, fly swatters, clothes- pegs, mixing spoons, basting spoons and corkscrews, as well as serving utensils, including sugar tongs, ice tongs, pie servers, and serving ladles.
  • Household, kitchen, and cooking containers, for example, vases, bottles, piggy banks, pails, cocktail shakers, non-electric kettles, pressure cookers, cooking pots and pans
  • Small, hand-operated kitchen apparatus for mincing, grinding, pressing or crushing, for instance, garlic presses, nutcrackers, pestles, and mortars
  • Dish stands, and decanter stands.
  • Cosmetic utensils, for example, electric and non-electric combs & toothbrushes, dental floss, foam toe separators for use in pedicures, powder puffs, fitted vanity cases.
  • Gardening articles, for instance, gardening gloves, window boxes, watering cans, and nozzles for watering hose
  • Indoor aquaria, terrariums, and vivariums.

Goods does not included in Trademark Class 21

  • Cleaning preparations (included in class 3)
  • Containers for storage and transport of goods, of metal (included in class 6), not of metal (included in class 20)
  • Small apparatus for mincing, grinding, pressing, or crushing, which is driven by electricity (included in class 7)
  • Razors & shaving apparatus, hair & nail clippers, electric & non-electric implements for manicure & pedicure, for example, manicure sets, emery boards, cuticle nippers (included in class 8)
  • Table cutlery (included in class 8)
  • Hand-operated cutting tools for kitchen use, for instance, vegetable shredders, pizza cutters, and cheese slicers (included in class 8)
  • Lice combs, tongue scrappers (included in class 10)
  • Cooking utensils, electric (included in class 11)
  • Toilet mirrors (included in class 20)
  • Certain goods made of glass, porcelain and earthenware that are classified according to their function or purpose, for instance,-
  • Porcelain for dental prostheses (included in class 5)
  • Spectacle lenses (included in class 9)
  • Glass wool for insulation, acrylic or organic glass, semi-processed (included in class 17)
  • Earthenware tiles (included in class 19)
  • Building glass (included in class 19)
  • Glass fibres for textile use (included in class 22)

List of popular examples of Trademark Class 21

  • Tupperware: Household and kitchen utensils.
  • Prestige: Pressure cookers, non-stick cookware, kitchen utensils.
  • Cello: Plastic household articles, containers.
  • Philips: Household or kitchen utensils and containers.
  • Milton: Glassware, thermoware, thermosteel, etc.
  • Borosil: Small domestic utensils and containers.
  • Bajaj: Domestic utensils and containers.
  • Havells: Non-stick cookware (Non-electric), domestic utensils and containers (Non-electric).
  • IFB: Small domestic utensils, containers, etc.
  • Hawkins: Pressure cookers, cookware, kitchen appliances.
  • Kenstar: Pressure cooker, rice cooker, etc.
  • Pigeon: Pressure cookers, rice cookers, etc.
  • Nirlepj: Household or kitchen utensils and containers.
  • Wonderchef: Tableware, cookware and containers, glasses, etc.
  • Lifelong: Dental cleaning articles, dental flossers.

List of goods classified under Trademark Class 21


  • Abrasive pads for kitchen purposes
  • Abrasive pads for kitchen purposes
  • Abrasive sponges for scrubbing the skin
  • Adhesive refill sheets for rollers for cleaning
  • Adhesive rollers for cleaning
  • Alabaster glass, not for building
  • Aerosol dispensers, not for medical purposes
  • Animal bristles [brushware]
  • Animal grooming gloves
  • Apparatus for wax- polishing, non-electric
  • Aquarium hoods
  • Aromatic oil diffusers, other than reed diffusers, electric and non-electric
  • Autoclaves [pressure cookers], non-electric, for cooking
  • Automatic opening and closing trash cans for household purposes 


  • Baby baths, portable
  • Bags for use in cooking
  • Baking cases of paper
  • Baking cases of silicone
  • Baking mats
  • Barbecue forks
  • Barbecue tongs
  • Basins [receptacles]
  • Baskets for household purposes
  • Basting spoons [cooking utensils]
  • Basting brushes
  • Bath sponges
  • Beaters, non-electric
  • Beer mugs
  • Beverage urns, non-electric
  • Bird baths*
  • Birdcages
  • Blenders, non-electric, for household purposes
  • Boot jacks
  • Boot trees 
  • Bottle openers, electric and non-electric
  • Bottles
  • Bowls [basins] or basins [bowls]
  • Boxes for sweets/ candy boxes
  • Boxes of glass
  • Bread baskets for household purposes
  • Breadboards
  • Bread bins
  • Broom handles
  • Brooms
  • Brushes*
  • Brushes for cleaning tanks and containers
  • Buckets or pails
  • Buckets made of woven fabrics
  • Bulb basters
  • Busts of porcelain, ceramic, earthenware, terra-cotta, or glass
  • Butter dishes
  • Butter-dish covers
  • Buttonhooks


  • Cabarets [trays]
  • Cages for collecting insects/ insect collecting cages
  • Cages for household pets
  • Cake decorating tips and tubes
  • Cake molds [moulds]
  • Candelabra [candlesticks] or candlesticks
  • Candle drip rings/ bobeches
  • Candle extinguishers
  • Candle jars [holders]
  • Candle warmers, electric and non-electric
  • Car washing mitts
  • Carpet beaters [hand instruments]
  • Carpet sweepers
  • Cauldrons
  • Ceramics for household purposes
  • Chamber pots
  • Chamois leather for cleaning/ buckskin for cleaning/ skins of chamois for cleaning
  • Cheese-dish covers
  • China ornaments
  • Chopsticks
  • Cinder sifters [household utensils]
  • Cleaning instruments, hand-operated
  • Cleaning tow
  • Closures for pot lids
  • Cloth for washing floors
  • Clothes-pegs and clothes-pins
  • Clothing stretchers or stretchers for clothing
  • Cloths for cleaning/ rags for cleaning
  • Coasters, not of paper or textile
  • Cocktail shakers
  • Cocktail stirrers
  • Coffee grinders, hand-operated
  • Coffee services [tableware]
  • Coffee filters, non-electric
  • Coffee percolators, non-electric
  • Coffeepots, non-electric
  • Coin banks
  • Cold packs for chilling food & beverages
  • Comb cases
  • Combs for animals
  • Combs*
  • Commemorative statuary cups of porcelain, ceramic, earthenware, terra-cotta, or glass
  • Containers for household or kitchen use
  • Cookery molds [moulds]
  • Cookie [biscuit] cutters
  • Cookie jars
  • Cooking mesh bags
  • Cooking skewers of metal or cooking pins of metal
  • Cooking pots, non-electric
  • Cooking utensils, non-electric
  • Corkscrews, electric and non-electric
  • Cosmetic apparatus for microdermabrasion
  • Cosmetic stamps, empty
  • Cosmetic utensils
  • Cosmetic spatulas
  • Cotton waste for cleaning
  • Couscous cooking pots, non- electric
  • Covers for tissue boxes
  • Cruet sets for oil and vinegar
  • Cruets
  • Crumb trays
  • Crushers for kitchen use, non-electric
  • Crystal [glassware]
  • Cups
  • Cups of paper or plastic
  • Currycombs
  • Cutting boards for the kitchen


  • Decanter tags
  • Decanters
  • Decorating bags for confectioners/ pastry bags/ piping bags
  • Decorative glass spheres
  • Deep fryers, non-electric
  • Demijohns and carboys
  • Deodorizing apparatus for personal use
  • Diaper disposal pails/ nappy disposal bins
  • Dish covers or covers for dishes
  • Dish drying racks
  • Dishcloths 
  • Dishes
  • Dishwashing brushes
  • Disposable aluminium foil containers for household purposes
  • Disposable portable potties for adults and children
  • Disposable table plates
  • Drinking troughs
  • Drinking vessels
  • Drinking horns
  • Drinking bottles for sports
  • Drinking glasses
  • Dripping pans
  • Droppers for cosmetic purposes
  • Droppers for household purposes
  • Drying balls
  • Drying racks for laundry
  • Dustbins/ garbage cans/ refuse bins/ trash cans for household purposes
  • Dusting apparatus, non-electric
  • Dusting cloths [rags]
  • Dustpans 


  • Earthenware/crockery
  • Earthenware saucepans
  • Egg cups
  • Egg poachers
  • Egg separators, non-electric for household purposes
  • Egg yolk separators
  • Electric brushes, except parts of machines
  • Electric combs
  • Electric devices for attracting and killing insects
  • Electronic pill organizers, for personal use
  • Enamelled glass, not for building
  • Epergnes
  • Eyebrow brushes
  • Eyebrow thread
  • Eyelash brushes
  • Eyelash separators


  • Facial cleansing brushes, electric & non-electric 
  • Feather-dusters
  • Feeding troughs
  • Fiberglass other than for insulation or textile use
  • Fiberglass thread, other than for textile use
  • Figurines [statuettes] of porcelain, ceramic, earthenware, terra- cotta or glass
  • Figurines of porcelain, ceramic, earthenware, terra-cotta, or glass for cakes
  • Flasks*
  • Floss for dental purposes
  • Flower pots
  • Flower-pot covers, not of paper, for flower pots
  • Fly swatters
  • Fly traps
  • Foam toe separators for use in pedicures
  • Food steamers, non-electric
  • Fruit bowls
  • Fruit presses, non-electric, for household purposes
  • Frying pans, non-electric
  • Funnels
  • Furniture dusters
  • Fused silica [semi-worked product], other than for building


  • Gardening gloves
  • Garlic presses [kitchen utensils]
  • Glass bulbs [receptacles] or glass vials [receptacles]
  • Glass flasks [containers]
  • Glass jars [carboys]
  • Glass stoppers
  • Glass bowls
  • Glass, unworked or semi-worked, except building glass
  • Glass wool other than for insulation
  • Glass incorporating fine electrical conductors
  • Glass for vehicle windows [semi-finished product]
  • Glasses [receptacles]
  • Glove stretchers
  • Gloves for household purposes
  • Glue-pots, non-electric
  • Graters for kitchen use
  • Grill supports or gridiron supports
  • Grills [cooking utensils] or griddles [cooking utensils]


  • Hair for brushes
  • Heads for electrical toothbrushes
  • Heat-insulated containers for beverages
  • Heat-insulated containers
  • Heaters for feeding bottles, non-electric
  • Hip flasks
  • Holders for flowers and plants [flower arranging]
  • Horse brushes
  • Horsehair for brush-making
  • Hot pots, not electric


  • Ice cream scoops
  • Ice cube molds [moulds]
  • Ice buckets/ coolers [ice pails]
  • Ice tongs 
  • Indoor terrariums [plant cultivation]
  • Indoor aquaria and tanks [indoor aquaria]
  • Indoor terrariums [vivariums]are inflatable bathtubs for babies
  • Insect colectors’ boxes
  • Insect traps
  • Insulating flasks and vacuum bottles
  • Ironing board covers, shaped
  • Ironing boards
  • Isothermic bags


  • Jugs or pitchers


  • Kettles. Non- electric
  • Kitchen grinders, non-electric
  • Kitchen containers
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Knife rests for the table


  • Ladles for serving wine
  • Lamp-glass brushes
  • Large-toothed combs for the hair
  • Laundry/ washing balls, empty
  • Lazy susans
  • Lint removers, electric or non-electric 
  • Liqueur sets
  • Litter boxes for pets or litter trays for pets
  • Lunch boxes


  • Majolica
  • Make-up brushes
  • Make-up removing appliances
  • Make-up sponges
  • Mangers for animals
  • Material for brush-making
  • Mats, not of paper or textile, for beer glasses
  • Meat grinders, non-electric
  • Menu card holders
  • Mess-tins
  • Mills for household purposes, hand-operated
  • Mixing spoons [kitchen utensils]
  • Mop wringer buckets
  • Mop wringers
  • Mops
  • Mortars for kitchen use
  • Mosaics of glass, not for building.
  • Molds/ moulds [kitchen utensils]
  • Mouse traps
  • Mug cosies/ sleeves
  • Mugs


  • Nail brushes
  • Napkin rings
  • Nest eggs, artificial
  • Noodle machines, hand-operated
  • Nozzles for watering hose
  • Nozzles for watering cans or roses for watering cans


  • Opal glass
  • Opaline glass
  • Oven mitts/ barbecue mitts/ kitchen mitts


  • Painted glassware
  • Paper plates
  • Pastry cutters
  • Pepper mills, hand-operated
  • Pepper pots
  • Perfume burners, electric and non-electric
  • Perfume vaporizers or perfume sprayers
  • Personal hydration packs comprising a fluid reservoir and a delivery tube
  • Pestles for kitchen use
  • Pet feeding bowls
  • Pet feeding bowls, automatic
  • Pie funnels
  • Pie servers or tart scoops
  • Pig bristles for brush-making
  • Piggy banks
  • Pill organizers for personal use
  • Place mats, not of paper or textile 
  • Plate glass [raw material]
  • Plates for diffusing aromatic oil
  • Plates to prevent milk from boiling over.
  • Plug-in diffusers for mosquito repellents
  • Plungers for clearing blocked drains
  • Polishing leather
  • Polishing apparatus and machines, for household purposes, non-electric
  • Polishing cloths
  • Polishing gloves
  • Polishing materials for making shiny, except preparations, paper, and stone
  • Porcelainware
  • Portable cool boxes/ coolers, non-electric
  • Pot lids
  • Potholders
  • Pots
  • Pottery
  • Poultry rings
  • Pouring spouts
  • Powder puffs
  • Powder compacts, empty
  • Powdered glass for decoration
  • Prize cups of porcelain, ceramic, earthenware, terra-cotta, or glass


  • Rat traps
  • Refrigerating bottles
  • Reusable ice cubes
  • Reusable silicone food covers
  • Rings for birds
  • Roasting pans/ roaster pans/ roasting tubes
  • Roller tubes for peeling garlic
  • Rolling pins, domestic
  • Rotary washing lines


  • Salad bowls
  • Salad tongs
  • Salt cellars and salt shakers
  • Saucepan scourers of metal
  • Saucers
  • Scoops for household purposes
  • Scouring pads
  • Scrubbing brushes
  • Serving forks
  • Serving ladles
  • Serving spoons
  • Shampoo shields
  • Shaving brushes
  • Shaving brush stands
  • Shoe brushes 
  • Shoe trees 
  • Shoe horns
  • Sieves [household utensils].
  • Sifters [household utensils]
  • Signboards of porcelain or glass
  • Siphon bottles for carbonated/ aerated water
  • Ski wax brushes
  • Smart medicine bottles, empty
  • Smoke absorbers for household purposes
  • Soap boxes
  • Soap dispensing bottles
  • Soap holders or dishes for soap
  • Sound wave vibration hairbrushes 
  • Soup bowls
  • Soup tureens
  • Spatulas for kitchen use
  • Spice sets
  • Sponge holders
  • Sponges for household purposes
  • Sprinklers
  • Stands for clothes iron
  • Stands for portable baby baths
  • Statues of porcelain, ceramic, earthenware, terra-cotta, or glass
  • Steel wool for cleaning
  • Stew-pans
  • Sticks for frozen confections
  • Strainers for household purposes
  • Straws for drinking 
  • Sugar bowls
  • Sugar tongs
  • Syringes for watering flowers and plants or sprinklers for watering flowers and plants


  • Table napkin holders
  • Table plates
  • Tablemats, not of paper or textile
  • Tableware, other than knives, forks, and spoons
  • Tajines/ tagines, non- electric
  • Tankards
  • Tar-brushes, long-handled
  • Tea bag rests
  • Tea caddies
  • Tea services [tableware]
  • Tea infusers or tea balls
  • Tea strainers
  • Tea cosies
  • Teapots
  • Thermally insulated containers for food
  • Tie presses
  • Toilet brushes
  • Toilet cases or fitted vanity cases
  • Toilet paper holders
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothbrushes, electric
  • Toothpick holders
  • Toothpicks
  • Tortilla presses, non-electric [kitchen utensils]
  • Towel rails and rings
  • Trays for household purposes, made of paper
  • Trays for household purposes
  • Trivets [table utensils]
  • Trouser presses
  • Tube squeezers for household purposes


  • Ultrasonic pest repellers
  • Utensils for household purposes
  • Valet trays [receptacles for small objects] for household purposes


  • Vases
  • Vegetable dishes
  • Vessels of metal for making ice and iced drinks, non-electric
  • Vitreous silica fibers [fibres], other than for textile use


  • Waffle irons, non-electric
  • Washing boards
  • Washtubs
  • Waste paper baskets
  • Water apparatus for cleaning teeth and gums
  • Water flossers
  • Watering devices or sprinkling devices
  • Watering cans
  • Wax-polishing appliances, non-electric, for shoes
  • Whisks, non-electric, for household purposes
  • Window-boxes
  • Wine aerators
  • Wine pourers
  • Wine- tasting pipettes/ siphons
  • Wool waste for cleaning
  • Works of art of porcelain, ceramic, earthenware, terra-cotta, or glass


  • Zesters 


Trademark Class 21 is a vital category within the international Nice Classification system, serving as a repository for various household and kitchen-related products, personal grooming items, and cleaning essentials. From kitchen utensils and glassware to combs, cleaning brushes, and more, Class 21 encompasses a wide array of everyday goods. Registering trademarks under this class is essential for businesses seeking to safeguard their brand identity and intellectual property associated with these essential products. By doing so, they gain exclusive rights to use their trademarks on these goods, providing legal protection against unauthorized use by competitors and ensuring brand recognition in the marketplace.

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

Frequently asked questions about Trademark Class 21

What is Trademark Class 21?

● Trademark Class 21 is a category within the Nice Classification system used for the registration of trademarks. It primarily includes products related to household and kitchen use, personal grooming, and cleaning items.

What types of products are covered under Class 21?

● Class 21 covers products such as kitchen utensils, cookware, glassware, porcelain, combs, hairbrushes, cleaning brushes, cleaning cloths, and similar items used for household, kitchen, personal grooming, and cleaning purposes.

How is Class 21 relevant to trademark registration?

● Trademark Class 21 is relevant because it allows businesses to protect their brand names, logos, or symbols associated with products falling under this class. Registering a trademark in Class 21 provides legal rights and exclusivity in using that trademark for the specified goods.

Can I trademark a brand name for kitchen utensils under Class 21?

● Yes, you can trademark a brand name for kitchen utensils under Class 21, as it covers various kitchen-related products.

Does Class 21 include cleaning products like detergents?

● No, Class 21 primarily covers physical cleaning items like brushes and cleaning cloths. Cleaning products like detergents are typically classified under different classes, such as Class 3.

Are disposable plates and cups part of Class 21?

● Disposable plates and cups are not typically included in Class 21. They may fall under other relevant classes, such as Class 16 (paper goods and printed matter) or Class 21 for non-metallic containers.

Can I trademark a logo for glassware under this class?

● Yes, you can trademark a logo associated with glassware under Class 21.

What is the difference between Class 21 and Class 3 (cosmetics and cleaning preparations)?

● Class 21 covers physical products like utensils and cleaning tools, while Class 3 includes cosmetics, cleaning preparations, and related products like shampoos and soaps.

Can I register a trademark for toothbrushes in Class 21?

● Yes, toothbrushes can be registered under Class 21 since they are considered personal grooming items.

Are hairbrushes included in Class 21?

● Yes, hairbrushes fall under Class 21 as personal grooming items.

Do perfume bottles fall under this class?

● Perfume bottles are typically not included in Class 21. They are often categorized under Class 3 for perfumes and cosmetics.

Can I trademark a brand name for ceramic dinnerware?

● Yes, you can trademark a brand name for ceramic dinnerware under Class 21.

What is the significance of the Nice Classification system?

● The Nice Classification system is used internationally to classify goods and services for trademark registration, providing a standardized framework for trademark offices worldwide.

Are industrial glass containers covered in Class 21?

● Industrial glass containers are usually not included in Class 21. They might fall under different classes depending on their use.

Can I register a trademark for cleaning clothes under this class?

● Yes, you can register a trademark for cleaning cloths in Class 21, as they are related to cleaning purposes. 

Does Class 21 cover building glass or windows?

● No, Class 21 typically does not cover building glass or windows. Such items are usually classified differently.

What is the process for trademark registration in Class 21?

● The process involves filing a trademark application with the relevant trademark office, which will examine and process the application based on the specific requirements of that office.

Can I use my trademark exclusively for all goods in Class 21?

● Yes, if your trademark is registered in Class 21, you have exclusive rights to use it for the specified goods within that class.

How long does a trademark registration in Class 21 last?

● The duration of trademark registration varies by country but is typically valid for a period of 10 years, with the option to renew.

Can I transfer my trademark rights in Class 21 to another party?

● Yes, trademark rights in Class 21 can be transferred or licensed to another party through legal agreements such as assignments or licensing agreements, subject to the laws and regulations of the relevant jurisdiction.


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