September 21, 2023
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All that you should know about Trademark Class 36: Insurance And Financial Services

A trademark classification is described as the classification of services and goods. There are many sections of trademarks that are classified into various classes. It is an orderly organization of documents according to the type and the description of the services and goods. Trademark classification plays a significant role in classifying classes in nearly all countries. There are various classes for products and services.

Trademarks should be managed or registered following the classes, and every class specifies a particular class of goods or services. 

There are 45 classes for goods and services, 34 are for products, and 11 are for the services category. 

A trademark classification is a method through which lawyers and analysts organize documents, such as trademark and service mark applications, according to the descriptions and range of the kinds of goods or services to which the marks are employed. 

The same trademark or service may be classified in various classes, and some countries permit various classes to be registered in the same document. 

Trademarks are also categorized into various classes in India. Trademark classification helps in specific and easy work. Use the trademark class finder tool to obtain the correct trademark class for your goods or service from over 8000 goods and services.

Trademark Class 36 classification includes 

  • insurance services, 
  • financial affairs, 
  • real estate affairs, 
  • monetary affairs services. 

One can use Class 36 for all the services served in financial or monetary affairs.


Class 36 trademark India is one of the most common trademark classes for new applications. That implies your trademark may face competition or tighter examination. Other common classes involve:

  • news releases or articles based on news releases
  • documents showcasing trademark rather than service mark usage 
  • invoices and related documents such as packing slips, and
  • letterhead or business cards that exhibit just the mark and a company name and address, except the letterhead or the letter’s text, recognizes the services described by the mark.

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Why Opt For TM Class 36?

You would prefer Trademark Class 36 if you were registering services for:

  • banking institutions connected with them, such as exchange brokers or clearing services.
  • Credit organization services another than banks such as co-operative associations, individual financial companies, lenders, and so on.
  • investment trust services of holding companies
  • Brokers services dealing in shares and property
  • monetary affairs vouched for services by trustees
  • services in connection with the issue of traveler’s cheques and letters of credit;
  • Services relating to financial such as lease, purchase or hire financing services
  • reality administration services of buildings i.e., represented by agents or brokers involved in insurance and insurance underwriting services.


Related (Coordinated) Classes:

If the applicant is not sure whether to register in Class 36, the following ‘coordinated’ classes for trademark registration may be considered:

List of services covered under Trademark Class 36

  • accident insurance underwriting
  • accommodation bureaux [apartments]
  • actuarial services
  • antique appraisal
  • apartment house management
  • rental of apartments
  • art appraisal
  • banking
  • brokerage of carbon credits
  • business liquidation services, financial
  • capital investment
  • charitable fundraising
  • check [cheque] verification
  • clearing, financial 
  • credit bureaux
  • credit card services
  • issuance of credit cards
  • customs brokerage
  • debit card services
  • debt collection agencies
  • debt advisory services
  • deposits of valuables
  • electronic funds transfer
  • exchanging money
  • factoring
  • arranging finance for construction projects
  • financial evaluation 
  • financial management
  • financial analysis
  • financial consultancy
  • financial information
  • financial sponsorship
  • financial evaluation of standing timber 
  • financial evaluation of wool
  • providing financial information via a web site
  • financial management of reimbursement payments for others
  • financing services
  • fire insurance underwriting
  • fiscal assessments / valuations
  • health insurance underwriting
  • hire-purchase / lease-purchase financing
  • installment loans
  • services dealing with insurance brokerage
  • insurance underwriting
  • insurance consultancy
  • insurance information
  • investment of funds
  • Jewelry appraisal
  • leasing of real estate
  • leasing of farms
  • lending against security
  • life insurance underwriting
  • loans [financing]
  • marine insurance underwriting
  • mortgage banking
  • mutual funds
  • numismatic appraisal
  • rental of offices 
  • online banking
  • organization of collections
  • Pawn brokerage
  • provident fund services
  • real estate agencies
  • real estate brokerage
  • real estate appraisal
  • real estate management
  • rent collection
  • repair costs evaluation
  • retirement payment services
  • safe deposit services
  • savings bank services
  • securities brokerage
  • stamp appraisal
  • stock exchange quotations
  • stock brokerage services
  • stocks and bonds brokerage
  • surety services / bail-bonding / guarantees
  • issuance of tokens of value
  • issuance of travelers’ cheques/issuance of travelers’ checks
  • trusteeship/fiduciary

Intellectual Property Law has become the fastest-growing legal field in current years. Without work security, companies or individuals will rarely contribute their time, effort, and money to projects. Hence, strong Intellectual Property Laws and growth in innovation go together.

The field of intellectual property is vast. But it’s essential to have a good understanding of the most popular rights that are given through IP protection. There are 3 types of intellectual property rights are:


Before registering your trademark, you’ll have to look at the trademark database and perform a trademark registration search in India. 

By searching for trademarks similar to our own, you can prevent problems with a breach below the line. If your trademark match one already in the database, you’ll need to file the trademark in a different class.

Trademark Registration fees also differ on the basis of the Class system. You must pay a separate registration fee for every class of goods and services that you require to register. For example, if you are going to register a trademark for posters in Class 16 and shirts for Class 25, you should pay two separate fees.

It is essential to choose the right class at the time of registering a trademark. If you register a trademark in the incorrect class, you must start the registration process from the start.


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