Services Classified Under Trademark Class 38: Telecommunications

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Trademark is a sign, symbol or mark used to differentiate between the goods sold by two or more manufacturers. A trademark protects your company’s identifying marks so that no other company can use them. The manufacture of goods and services are grouped into different classes. Each class requires a different registration.

Trademark is segregated in 45 different classes according to the NICE classification which is also known as International Certification of Goods and Services. Among those 45 classes, 34 classes come under Goods section and 11 classes come under Services section. Each class shows a specific category of Goods and Services.

Trademark Class 38 is for registering a trademark for television, telecommunication and related services. It includes telecommunication services. These services enable one person to speak to another, send messages from one person to another, and put a person in oral or visual contact with another. 

What is Covered under Class 38?

  • Telephone exchanges, television transmission, and telex networks
  • Telegraph Transmission
  • greeting card distribution digital file transfer through the internet
  • Radio broadcasting, radio communications, and satellite transmission and radio broadcasting

What is Not Covered under Class 38?

  • Radio advertising services
  • Telephone marketing (telemarketing) services

List of Goods that are Classified under Class 38:

  • rental of access time to global computer networks
  • providing access to databases
  • cable television broadcasting
  • communications by telegrams
  • communications by telephone
  • communications by cellular phones
  • communications by computer terminals
  • communications by fibre optic networks / communications by fiber optic networks
  • computer aided transmission of messages and images
  • electronic mail
  • electronic bulletin board services [telecommunications services]
  • facsimile transmission
  • rental of facsimile apparatus
  • information about telecommunication
  • providing internet chatrooms
  • message sending
  • rental of message sending apparatus
  • rental of modems
  • news agencies / wire service
  • providing online forums
  • paging services [radio, telephone or other means of electronic communication]
  • radio broadcasting
  • radio communications
  • satellite transmission
  • streaming of data
  • rental of telecommunication equipment
  • providing telecommunication channels for teleshopping services
  • providing telecommunications connections to a global computer network
  • telecommunications routing and junction services
  • teleconferencing services
  • telegraph services
  • telephone services
  • rental of telephones
  • television broadcasting
  • telex services
  • transmission of telegrams
  • transmission of greeting cards online
  • transmission of digital files
  • providing user access to global computer networks
  • videoconferencing services
  • voice mail services
  • wireless broadcasting

Note: This Post was last updated on July 2, 2021

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