Trademark Classifications in Hong Kong: Class 31 to 34

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l    Class 31
Grains and agricultural, horticultural and forestry products not included in other classes; live animals; fresh fruits and vegetables; seeds; natural plants and flowers; foodstuffs for animals; malt.
This class includes mainly land products not having been subjected to any form of preparation for consumption, live animals and plants as well as foodstuffs for animals.
This Class does not include, in particular: cultures of micro-organisms and leeches for medical purposes; dietary supplements for animals; semi-worked woods; artificial fishing bait; rice; tobacco
Examples of companies and products:
Sunkist – Fruits
Whiskas – Cat food

l    Class 32
Beers; mineral and aerated waters and other non-alcoholic beverages; fruit beverages and fruit juices; syrups and other preparations for making beverages.
This class includes mainly non-alcoholic beverages, as well as beer.
This Class does not include, in particular: beverages for medical purposes; milk beverages; beverages with coffee, cocoa, chocolate or tea base.
Examples of companies and products:
Heineken – Beers
Vitasoy International Holdings Limited – water and fruit juices

l    Class 33
Alcoholic beverages (except beers).
This Class does not include, in particular: medicinal beverages; and de-alcoholised beverages
Examples of companies and products:.
Johnnie Walker – Whiskey
Absolut Vodka – Vodka

 

l    Class 34
Tobacco; smokers’ articles; matches.
This Class does not include, in particular: cigarettes without tobacco, for medical purposes.
Examples of companies and products:
Marlbaro – Tobacco
Double Happiness – Matches

 

Please refer to the section http://www.ipd.gov.hk/eng/intellectual_property/trademarks/how_to_classify.htm at the IPD’s website, and http://web2.wipo.int/classifications/nice/nicepub/en/fr/edition-20150101/taxonomy/ at the WIPO website for the details about the current edition and version of the International Classification.

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