How to Register Trademark for Shipping and Travel Services Under Class 39 ?
In India trademarks are registered under TradeMarks Act, 1999 wherein it distinctly divides goods and services into classes. In order to register trademark for Shipping and Travel Services Under Class 39, you need to first understand which class you fall under. If you are into shipping and travel business then you have to register your trademark under Class 39. An applicant is required to quote it in the application form.
People who are engaged in travel arrangements and transportation of people, animals and goods through air, road, water, rail or pipeline from one place to other places can get their trademarks registered under Class 39. It also includes businesses involved in transportation, packaging and storage in warehouses.
For instance, if a company is involved in energy distribution or supply of electricity and he wishes to register his trademark then it must be done under Class 39. Some well known trademarks registered under Class 39 are Agrawal Packers and Movers, Blue Dart, DTDC, Cox & Kings etc.
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There are certain services that expressly come under Class 39 but there are services that do not form part of it. For instance, services that are related to hiring of transport vehicles like packers, movers, transporters etc. can get their marks registered under this Class. However, if an advertising company leases trucks for promotion purpose are not covered under this class. Companies that are involved in loading and unloading at ports, railway stations, truck depots etc. are also covered by Class 39. Likewise, entities or people that handle cargo related work also come under it.
Tourist or travel agencies that send people or animals to other places by making their travel arrangements like hotel bookings, flight or transfer bookings etc. can get their trademarks registered under this class. Example, Thomas Cook, Yatra.com etc. But companies providing insurance services to passengers or transfer of cargo are not part of Class 39. Similarly, entities involved in inspection of transport vehicles like planes, trucks, buses, etc. are covered by this class but ones that take up repair and maintenance work ain't.
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