Trademark Class 8 – Hand Tools and Implements in Nigeria

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In registering trademarks in Nigeria, you 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 and for each application, you must pay a separate registration fee.

In this article, we review some of the goods which fall under Class 8 of trademark classification in Nigeria.

Under Nigerian Law, Class 8 as it pertains to trademarks includes hand tools and implements (Hand Operated), etc.

You would NOT use Class 8 if you were registering:

-Pharmaceuticals or Beverages for Medical Purposes (Class 5)

-Clothing or Footwear (Class 25)

-Cosmetics (Class 3)

-Meat, Fish or Poultry (Class 29)

-Coffee, Rice or Tea (Class 30)

Trademark Classes in Nigeria

Other examples of goods which may be classified under Class 8 include:

  • agricultural implements, hand-operated
  • air pumps, hand-operated
  • axes
  • beard clippers
  • blade sharpening instruments
  • blades [hand tools]
  • blades [weapons]
  • budding knives
  • ceramic knives
  • cheese slicers, non-electric
  • chisels
  • choppers [knives]
  • cleavers
  • crimping irons
  • crow bars
  • curling tongs
  • cuticle tweezers / cuticle nippers
  • cutlery
  • cutters
  • daggers
  • diggers [hand tools]
  • ditchers [hand tools]
  • drawing knives
  • drill holders [hand tools]
  • drills
  • ear-piercing apparatus
  • egg slicers, non-electric
  • engraving needles
  • fingernail polishers, electric or non-electric / nail buffers, electric or non-electric
  • fire irons
  • flat irons
  • forks
  • graving tools [hand tools]
  • grindstones [hand tools] / sharpening wheels [hand tools]
  • hair clippers for personal use, electric and non-electric
  • hair clippers for animals [hand instruments]
  • hair-removing tweezers
  • hammers [hand tools]
  • hand drills [hand tools]
  • hand tools, hand-operated
  • hand pumps
  • hoes [hand tools]
  • holing axes / mortise axes
  • hunting knives
  • ice picks
  • insecticide vaporizers [hand tools]
  • irons [non-electric hand tools]
  • jig-saws
  • knives
  • levers
  • lifting jacks, hand-operated
  • machetes
  • manicure sets
  • manicure sets, electric
  • nail extractors
  • nail drawers [hand tools]
  • nail punches
  • nail nippers
  • nail files
  • nail files, electric
  • nail clippers, electric or non-electric
  • paring knives
  • pedicure sets
  • penknives
  • plane irons
  • planes
  • rakes [hand tools]
  • razor blades
  • razors, electric or non-electric
  • saws [hand tools]
  • scissors
  • scrapers [hand tools]
  • sharpening stones
  • shovels [hand tools]
  • sickles
  • spades [hand tools]
  • spanners [hand tools] / wrenches [hand tools]
  • spatulas [hand tools]
  • spoons
  • swords
  • syringes for spraying insecticides
  • table forks
  • tweezers
  • vegetable choppers

For more information on filing trademarks in Nigeria, please email The 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 311 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: