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All About Trademark Class 3

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All About Trademark Class 3

Trademark Class 3 encompasses a wide range of goods related to personal care and cleaning products, including cosmetics, toiletries, perfumes, soaps, detergents, and various cleaning preparations. This class is crucial for businesses in the beauty, personal care, and household cleaning industries, as it provides a framework for protecting brand identities associated with these products. Trademark registration within Class 3 not only safeguards a brand’s reputation and distinguishes its offerings in the market but also assures consumers of the quality and origin of these everyday items.

It is essential to consult the specific guidelines and requirements of the trademark office in your jurisdiction, as these may vary. Additionally, consider seeking legal advice or assistance from a trademark attorney to ensure your application is accurate and complete, which can help expedite the registration process and protect your brand effectively in Class 3.

Trademark Class 3 includes goods such as-

  • Bleaching measures and other substances for laundry use;
  • Cleaning;
  • Polishing;
  • Cleaning and coarse preparation;
  • Soaps;
  • Perfumery;
  • Essential oils;
  • Cosmetics;
  • Hair lotions and dentifrices.

Important goods included in Trademark Class 3

The important goods that has been included in Trademark Class 3 are as follow-

  • Sanitary preparations being toiletries.
  • Tissues impregnated with cosmetic lotions
  • Deodorants for human beings or for animals
  • Room fragrancing preparations
  • Nail art stickers
  • Polishing wax
  • Sandpaper


Trademark Class 3 does not include

Trademark Class 2, which is designated for non-medicated cosmetics, & toiletry preparations; non-medicated dentifrices; perfumery, essential oils; bleaching preparations and other substances for laundry use; cleaning, polishing & abrasive preparations, 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 3:

  • Ingredients for use in the manufacture of cosmetics:

    These are vitamins, preservatives & antioxidants that have been included in Class 1.

  • Chemical chimney cleaners:

    They are covered in trademark class 1.

  • Deodorants, other than for human beings or for animals:

    Deodorants for human beings or animals are included in Class 3 while the other deodorants have been covered in class 5.

  • Medicated shampoos, soaps, lotions and dentifrices:

    These have been included in class 5.

  • Emery boards, emery files, sharpening stone & grindstones (hand tools):

    These have been covered under the Trademark Class 8.

  • Cosmetic and cleaning instruments:

    They involve make-up brushes, cloths, pads, & rags for cleaning and have been covered under class 21.

List of popular class 3 trademark examples:

  • Surf Excel: Soaps & detergents, washing machine powder
  • Tide: Soap-like detergents
  • Nirma: Washing soaps & detergents
  • Ghadi: Detergent powder
  • Parachute: Hair oil, hair lotions, etc.
  • Lifebuoy: Soap & other cleaning preparations
  • Dettol: Soaps, cleaning preparations, toiletries, etc.
  • Colgate: Toothpaste, dental cream, etc.
  • Patanjali: Soaps, cosmetics, hair products, dentifrices, etc.
  • Himalaya: Soaps, perfumery, shampoos, herbal cosmetics, etc.
  • Nykaa: Cosmetics, perfumery, essential oils, hair lotions, etc.
  • Mamaearth: Cosmetics, perfumery, hair lotions, toiletries, etc.
  • Lakme: Cosmetics, perfumery, & toiletries
  • L’Oreal: Perfumery, soaps, hair lotions, shampoos, etc.
  • Maybelline: Cosmetics, hair products, toiletries, perfumes, etc.
  • Fogg: Deodorant, perfumes, styling gel, etc.
  • Nivea: Soaps, creams, oils, shampoos, hair products.
  • Lux: Soaps, perfumery, essential oils, cosmetics, etc.
  • Dabur: Hair oil, soaps, shampoos & other toiletries.
  • Head & Shoulders: Shampoos & other toiletries
  • Clinic plus: Shampoos, other preparations for hair, etc.
  • Garnier: Shampoos & other hair preparations.
  • Vicco Vajradanti: Toothpaste
  • Oral-B: Toothpaste, relating to oral care products.
  • Cherry Blossom: Boot polishing, cleaning preparations.

List of Trademark Class 3 goods


  • Astringents for cosmetic purposes
  • Aromatics (essential oils)
  • Antistatic preparations for household purposes
  • Antistatic dryer sheets
  • Antiperspirants (toiletries)
  • Antiperspirant soap
  • Ammonia [volatile alkali] (detergent)
  • Amber (perfume)
  • Alum stones (astringents)
  • Aloe Vera preparations for cosmetic purposes
  • Almond soap
  • Almond oil for cosmetic purposes
  • Almond milk for cosmetic purposes
  • Air fragrancing preparations
  • Air fragrance reed diffusers
  • Agarwood (license)
  • After shave lotions
  • Adhesives for cosmetic purposes
  • Adhesive for affixing false hair
  • Adhesives for affixing false eyelashes
  • Abrasives
  • Abrasive paper


  • Breath freshening strips
  • Breath freshening sprays
  • Breath freshening preparations for personal hygiene
  • Body paint for cosmetic purposes
  • Body glitter
  • Bleaching soda
  • Bleaching salts
  • Bleaching preparations (decolorants) for household purposes
  • Bleaching preparations (decolorants) for cosmetic purposes
  • Bergamot oil
  • Beauty masks
  • Beard dyes
  • Bath tea for cosmetic purposes
  • Bath salts, not for medical purposes
  • Bath preparations, not for medical purposes
  • Basma (cosmetic dye)
  • Balms, other than for medical purposes
  • Badian essence
  • Baby wipes impregnated with cleaning preparations


  • Creams/ waxes for leather
  • Cotton wool impregnating with make-up removing preparations
  • Cotton wool for cosmetic purposes
  • Cotton swabs/ sticks for cosmetic purposes
  • Cosmetics for children
  • Cosmetics for animals
  • Cosmetics
  • Cosmetic stamps, filled
  • Cosmetic preparations for slimming purposes
  • Cosmetic preparations for skin care
  • Cosmetic preparations for eyelashes
  • Cosmetic preparations for baths
  • Cosmetic pencils
  • Cosmetic dyes
  • Cosmetic creams
  • Corundum (abrasive)
  • Cooling sprays for cosmetic purposes
  • Color-removing preparations
  • Color-brightening chemicals for household purposes (laundry)
  • Color run prevention laundry sheets
  • Colorants for toilet purposes
  • Collagen preparations for cosmetic purposes
  • Cobblers’ wax
  • Cloths impregnating with a detergent for cleaning
  • Cleansing milk for toilet purposes
  • Cleansers for intimate personal hygiene purposes, non-medicated
  • Cleaning preparations
  • Cleaning chalk
  • Chemical cleaning preparations for household purposes
  • Carbides of metal (abrasives)
  • Canned pressurized air for cleaning & dusting purposes
  • Cakes of toilet soap/ cakes of soap
  • Cake flavorings (essential oils)


  • Drying agents for dishwashing machines
  • Dry-cleaning preparations
  • Dry shampoos
  • Dressings for nail reconstruction
  • Douching preparations for personal sanitary or deodorant purposes (toiletries)
  • Double eyelid tapes
  • Disposable steam-heated masks, not for medical purposes
  • Dishwasher detergents
  • Diamantine (abrasive)
  • Detergents, other than for use in manufacturing operations & for medical purposes
  • Detergent tablets for coffee machines
  • Descaling preparations for household purposes
  • Depilatory wax
  • Depilatory sugar paste
  • Depilatory preparations/ depilatories
  • Deodorants for pets
  • Deodorants for human beings or for animals
  • Deodorant soaps
  • Denture polishes
  • Dental bleaching gels
  • Degreasing preparations, other than for use in manufacturing processes
  • Decorative transfers for cosmetic purposes


  • Eyebrow pencil
  • Eyebrow cosmetics
  • Eye washes, not for medical purposes
  • Extracts of flowers (perfumes)
  • Ethereal essences
  • Essential oils of lemon
  • Essential oils of citron
  • Essential oils of cedarwood
  • Essential oils for aromatherapy use
  • Essential oils/ ethereal oils
  • Essential oil-based creams for aromatherapy use
  • Emery paper
  • Emery cloth
  • Emery
  • Eau de Cologne


  • Fumigation preparations (perfumes)
  • Food flavorings (essential oils)
  • Floor way removers (scouring preparations)
  • Floor wax
  • Flavorings for beverages (essential oil)
  • False nails
  • False eyelashes
  • Fabric softeners for laundry use


  • Grinding preparations/ sharpening preparations
  • Greases for cosmetic purposes
  • Glass cloth (abrasive cloth)
  • Geraniol
  • Get eye patches for cosmetic purposes
  • Gaultheria oil


  • Hydrogen peroxide for cosmetic purposes
  • Herbal extracts for cosmetic purposes
  • Henna (cosmetic dye)
  • Heliotropine
  • Hair waving preparations
  • Hair straightening preparations
  • Hair spray
  • Hair lotions
  • Hair dyes/ hair colorants
  • Hair conditioners


  • Ionone (perfumery)


  • Joss sticks
  • Javelle water/ potassium hypochloride
  • Jasmine oil


  • Lotions For Cosmetic Purpose.
  • Liquid latex body paints for cosmetic purposes
  • Lipsticks
  • Lipstick cases
  • Lip glosses
  • Leather preservatives (polishes)
  • Leather bleaching preparations
  • Lavender water
  • Lavender oil
  • Laundry soaking preparations
  • Laundry preparations
  • Laundry glaze
  • Laundry blueing
  • Laundry bleaching preparations
  • Laundry balls filled with laundry detergents
  • Lacquer removing preparations


  • Musk [Perfumery]
  • Mouthwashes, Not For Medical Purposes
  • Moustache Wax
  • Mint For Perfumery
  • Mint Essence [Essential Oil]
  • Micellar water
  • Massage Gels Other Than For Medical Purposes
  • Massage candles for cosmetic purposes
  • Mascara
  • Make-up Removing Preparations
  • Make-up Preparations
  • Make-up Powder
  • Make-up palettes containing cosmetics
  • Make-up


  • Non-slipping Wax For Floors
  • Non-slipping Liquids For Floors
  • Neutralizers For Permanent Waving
  • Nil varnish removers/ nail polish removers
  • Nail Varnish / Nail Polish
  • Nail glitter
  • Nail Care Preparations
  • Nail Art Stickers


  • Oils For Toilet Purposes
  • Oils For Perfumes And Scents
  • Oils For Cosmetic Purposes
  • Oils For Cleaning Purposes
  • Oil Of Turpentine For Degreasing


  • Pumice Stone
  • Preparations to Make the Leaves of Plants shiny
  • Preparations For Unblocking Drain Pipes
  • Preparations For Cleaning Dentures
  • Potpourris [Fragrances]
  • Pomades For Cosmetic Purposes
  • Polishing Wax
  • Polishing Stones
  • Polishing Rouge / Jewellers’ Rouge
  • Polishing Preparations
  • Polishing Paper
  • Polishing Creams
  • Polish For Furniture And Flooring
  • Phytocosmetic preparations
  • Petroleum Jelly For Cosmetic Purposes
  • Perfumes
  • Perfumery
  • Pastes For Razor Strops
  • Paint Stripping Preparations


  • Quillaia Bark For Washing


  • Rust Removing Preparations
  • Rose Oil


  • Sun-tanning Preparations [Cosmetics]
  • Sunscreen Preparations
  • Starch Glaze for Laundry Purposes
  • Starch for Laundry Purposes / Laundry Starch
  • Stain Removers
  • Soda Lye
  • Soap For Foot Perspiration
  • Soap For Brightening Textile
  • Soap
  • Smoothing Stones
  • Smoothing Preparations [Starching]
  • Skin Whitening Creams or Cream For Whitening The Skin
  • Skin hydrators for cosmetic purposes
  • Silicon Carbide [Abrasive]
  • Shoemakers’ Wax
  • Shoe Wax
  • Shoe Polish
  • Shoe Cream
  • Shining Preparations [Polish]
  • Sheet masks for cosmetic purposes
  • Shaving Stones [Astringents]
  • Shaving Soap
  • Shaving Preparations
  • Shampoos For Pets (non-medicated grooming preparations)
  • Shampoos For animals (non-medicated grooming preparations)
  • Shampoos
  • Serums for cosmetic purposes
  • Scouring Solutions
  • Scented Wood
  • Scented Water
  • Sandpaper / Glass Paper
  • Sandcloth / Abrasive Cloth
  • Safrol
  • Sachets For Perfuming Linen


  • Turpentine, For Degreasing
  • Tripoli Stone for Polishing
  • Toothpaste
  • Toners for cosmetic purposes
  • Toiletry preparations
  • Toilet Water
  • Tissues Impregnated With Make-up Removing Preparations
  • Tissues Impregnated With Cosmetic Lotions
  • Terpenes [Essential Oils]
  • Teeth whitening strips
  • Teeth whitening pens
  • Talcum Powder, For Toilet Use
  • Tailors’ Wax


  • Volcanic Ash for Cleaning
  • Varnish-removing Preparations
  • Vaginal washes for personal sanitary or deodorant purposes


  • Windscreen Cleaning Liquids / Windshield Cleaning Liquid
  • Whiting
  • Wax melts (fragrancing preparations)
  • Wax for parquet floors
  • Washing-up liquids/ dish soaps
  • Washing Soda, For Cleaning
  • Wallpaper Cleaning Preparations


Trademark Class 3 is a critical category encompassing personal care and cleaning products, including cosmetics, toiletries, perfumes, soaps, detergents, and cleaning preparations. Registering a trademark within this class provides brand owners with essential legal protections, distinguishes their products in a competitive market, and assures consumers of the quality and origin of everyday personal care and cleaning items. The trademark registration process in Class 3 typically requires specific documentation, accurate descriptions of goods, and compliance with jurisdiction-specific regulations. Successfully securing a trademark in this class helps businesses safeguard their brand reputation and maintain a distinct presence in the personal care and cleaning product industry.

At LegalPillers, we navigate the complexities of trademark registration and classification effectively, ensure that your brand has been safeguarded within this important trademark class.


(FAQs) about Trademark Class 3


What is the scope of Trademark Class 3?

  • Class 3 includes personal care and cleaning products such as cosmetics, toiletries, perfumes, soaps, detergents, and cleaning preparations.

Why is it important to register a trademark in Class 3?

  • Registering a trademark in Class 3 provides legal protection, distinguishes your brand, and assures consumers of the quality and origin of your personal care and cleaning products.

Can I register a fragrance as a trademark in Class 3?

  • Yes, fragrances can be registered as trademarks if they meet the requirements for distinctiveness and trademark registration.

Do I need to specify the exact products within Class 3 when applying for a trademark?

  • Yes, you should provide a detailed description of the personal care and cleaning products within Class 3 that you intend to protect with your trademark.

Can I register a trademark for a specific ingredient in a product, such as a unique soap formula?

  • Yes, you can register a trademark for specific ingredients or product formulations if they meet the trademark registration criteria.

What are some common examples of products in Class 3?

  • Common products include cosmetics, lotions, shampoos, perfumes, toothpaste, cleaning detergents, and laundry products.

Is it possible to register a trademark in more than one class, including Class 3?

  • Yes, you can register a trademark in multiple classes if your goods or services fall into different categories. Each class will require a separate application.

Is actual use of the trademark required before registration in Class 3?

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

Can I protect my trademark internationally in Class 3?

  • Yes, you can seek international trademark protection for Class 3 through mechanisms like the Madrid Protocol.

What happens if my Class 3 trademark registration expires?

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

Can I license or sell my Class 3 trademark to other businesses?

  • Yes, trademark owners can license or sell their trademarks to other businesses, potentially generating additional revenue.

How do I enforce my trademark rights in Class 3 if someone infringes on my mark?

  • Consult with an attorney to pursue legal actions against infringers, which may include sending cease and desist letters or filing lawsuits.

What is the cost of registering a trademark in Class 3?

  • The cost varies by jurisdiction and may depend on factors like the number of classes and legal assistance.

Can I change the description of goods covered by my Class 3 trademark registration?

  • You may be able to amend the description of goods, but this process also depends on specific jurisdictional rules.

Are there any restrictions on using geographical names in Class 3 trademarks?

  • Yes, there may be restrictions on using geographical names if they could be misleading regarding the origin of the products.

Is it necessary to conduct a trademark search before applying in Class 3?

  • Conducting a trademark search is highly recommended to check for conflicts with existing trademarks and to ensure that your mark is available for registration.

How long does it take to register a trademark in Class 3?

  • The timeframe varies by jurisdiction but can take several months to a year or more.

What are some common issues that may lead to the rejection of a Class 3 trademark application?

  • Common issues include conflicts with existing trademarks, lack of distinctiveness, and incomplete or inaccurate application information.

Can I use my Class 3 trademark for online sales and e-commerce?

  • Yes, you can use your Class 3 trademark for online sales, and it provides protection for products sold through e-commerce platforms.

Do I need legal assistance to register a trademark in Class 3?

  • 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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