Trademark Class 2 – Paints, Varnishes, Lacquers and Preservatives

Paints and Varnishes
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In registering trademarks in Nigeria, an applicant may apply for the mark to be registered under one or more of the 45 classes. Each class represents a distinct class of goods or services. For each application, the applicant must pay a separate registration fee. In this article, we review some of the goods which fall under Class 2.

Class 2 includes Paints, Varnishes, Lacquers and Preservatives.

You would choose Class 2 if you were registering any of the following types of goods:

Paints, varnishes and lacquers for industry, handicrafts and arts. Dyestuffs for clothing, or preservativesanti-corrosive preparations, anti-corrosive bands. Colorants for foodstuffs and beverages.
Dyes, colorants, pigments and inks, engraving ink. Food and beverage colorings, caramel, colorants for beverages, colorants for butter, colorants for beer, colorants for liqueurs, food dyes or food colorants, malt colorants. Paints and washes, aluminum paints, anti-fouling paints, asbestos paints, bactericidal paints, ceramic paints, coatings for roofing felt or coatings for tarred felt, distempers, enamels for painting/enamel paints, fireproof paints, glazes

You would NOT use Class 2 if you were registering any of the following goods or services:

  • Surgical, Medical, Dental, and Veterinary Supplies (Class 10)
  • Games, Toys and Sporting Goods (Class 28)
  • Vermin exterminating (other than for agriculture, horticulture and forestry) (Class 37 – Construction and Repair Services)
  • Installation and repair services for irrigation systems (Class 37 – Construction and Repair Services)
  • Ambulance transport (Class 39 – Shipping and Travel Services)
  • Animal slaughtering services and taxidermy (Class 40 – Material Treatment Services)
  • Timber felling and processing (Class 40 – Material Treatment Services)
  • Animal training services (Class 41 – Education and Entertainment Services)
  • Health clubs for physical exercise (Class 41 – Education and Entertainment Services)
  • Scientific research services for medical purposes (Class 42 – Science and Technology Services)
  • Boarding for animals (Class 43 – Food Services)
  • Retirement homes (Class 43 – Food Services)

For more information on filing trademarks in Nigeria, please email trademarks@nlipw.comThis article is intended to provide general information about the subject matter. Professional legal advice should be sought about specific circumstances.

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About Ufuoma Akpotaire 268 Articles
Ufuoma is a Senior Editor and Director of Regulatory Policy at NLIPW. She assists clients in the protection of copyrights, trademarks and patents. She counsels clients regarding validity and infringement matters and has experience acting against the infringement of IP and addressing counterfeit issues. She holds a Masters degree (LL.M.) from Columbia Law School, New York and a law degree from the University of Nigeria (LL.B. Honors). She is admitted to practice law in Nigeria and in the State of New York. Ufuoma cut her teeth in the intellectual property practice groups of some of the largest law firms in Nigeria and has years of experience working with major non-profit organizations in New York. Email: uakpotaire@nlipw.com