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May 10, 2019
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Class 16: Paper Goods, Stationery Products, and Printed Materials

Class 16 includes mainly paper, cardboard and certain goods made of those materials, as well as office requisites.

Paper and cardboard; printed matter; bookbinding material; photographs; stationery and office requisites, except furniture; adhesives for stationery or household purposes; drawing materials and materials for artists; paintbrushes; instructional and teaching materials; plastic sheets, films and bags for wrapping and packaging; printers’ type, printing blocks.This Class includes, in particular:

  • Paper knives and paper cutters;
  • Cases, covers and devices for holding or securing paper, for example, document files, money clips, holders for cheque books, paper-clips, passport holders, scrapbooks;
  • Certain office machines, for example, typewriters, duplicators, franking machines for office use, pencil sharpeners;
  • Painting articles for use by artists and interior and exterior painters, for example, artists’ watercolour saucers, painters’ easels and palettes, paint rollers and trays;
  • Certain disposable paper products, for example, bibs, handkerchiefs and table linen of paper;
  • Certain goods made of paper or cardboard not otherwise classified by function or purpose, for example, paper bags, envelopes and containers for packaging, statues, figurines and works of art of paper or cardboard, such as figurines of papier mâché, framed or unframed lithographs, paintings and watercolours.


Class 16 does not include, in particular:

  • Paints (Cl. 2);
  • Hand tools for artists, for example, spatulas, sculptors’ chisels (Cl. 8);
  • Teaching apparatus, for example, audiovisual teaching apparatus, resuscitation mannequins (Cl. 9), and toy models (Cl. 28);
  • Certain goods made of paper or cardboard that are classified according to their function or purpose, for example, photographic paper (Cl. 1), abrasive paper (Cl. 3), paper blinds (Cl. 20), table cups and plates of paper (Cl. 21), bed linen of paper (Cl. 24), paper clothing (Cl. 25), cigarette paper (Cl. 34).


Class 16 Specifically Includes:


absorbent sheets of paper or plastic for foodstuff packaging address plates for addressing machines
address stamps addressing machines
adhesive bands for stationery or household purposes adhesive tape dispensers [office requisites]
adhesive tapes for stationery or household purposes adhesives [glues] for stationery or household purposes
advertisement boards of paper or cardboard albums / scrapbooks
almanacs animation cels
announcement cards [stationery] apparatus for mounting photographs
aquarelles / watercolors [paintings] / watercolours [paintings] architects’ models
arithmetical tables / calculating tables artists’ watercolour saucers / artists’ watercolor saucers
atlases baggage claim check tags of paper
bags [envelopes, pouches] of paper or plastics, for packaging bags for microwave cooking
balls for ball-point pens banknotes
banners of paper barcode ribbons
bibs of paper bibs, sleeved, of paper
binding strips [bookbinding] biological samples for use in microscopy [teaching materials]
blackboards blotters
blueprints / plans bookbinding apparatus and machines [office equipment]
bookbinding material bookends
booklets bookmarkers
books bottle envelopes of paper or cardboard
bottle wrappers of paper or cardboard boxes of paper or cardboard
bunting of paper cabinets for stationery [office requisites]
calendars canvas for painting
carbon paper cardboard tubes
cardboard* cards* / charts
cases for stamps [seals] catalogues
chalk for lithography chalk holders
charcoal pencils chart pointers, non-electronic
chromolithographs [chromos] / chromos cigar bands
clipboards clips for name badge holders [office requisites]
clips for offices / staples for offices cloth for bookbinding / bookbinding cloth
coasters of paper comic books
compasses for drawing composing frames [printing]
composing sticks conical paper bags
copying paper [stationery] cords for bookbinding / bookbinding cords
correcting fluids [office requisites] correcting ink [heliography]
correcting tapes [office requisites] covers [stationery] / wrappers [stationery]
cream containers of paper credit card imprinters, non-electric
dental tray covers of paper desk mats
diagrams document files [stationery]
document holders [stationery] document laminators for office use
drawer liners of paper, perfumed or not drawing boards
drawing instruments drawing materials
drawing pads drawing pens
drawing pins / thumbtacks drawing rulers
drawing sets duplicators
elastic bands for offices electrocardiograph paper
electrotypes embroidery designs [patterns]
engraving plates engravings
envelope sealing machines for offices envelopes [stationery]
erasing products erasing shields
etching needles etchings
fabrics for bookbinding face towels of paper
figurines of papier mâché / statuettes of papier mâché files [office requisites]
filter paper filtering materials of paper
finger-stalls [office requisites] flags of paper
flower-pot covers of paper / covers of paper for flower pots flyers
folders for papers / jackets for papers forms, printed
fountain pens franking machines for office use / postage meters for office use
French curves galley racks [printing]
garbage bags of paper or of plastics geographical maps
glitter for stationery purposes glue for stationery or household purposes / pastes for stationery or household purposes
gluten [glue] for stationery or household purposes graining combs
graphic prints graphic representations
graphic reproductions greeting cards
gummed cloth for stationery purposes gummed tape [stationery]
gums [adhesives] for stationery or household purposes hand labelling appliances
handkerchiefs of paper hand-rests for painters
handwriting specimens for copying hat boxes of cardboard
hectographs histological sections for teaching purposes
holders for cheque books / holders for checkbooks holders for stamps [seals]
house painters’ rollers humidity control sheets of paper or plastic for foodstuff packaging
index cards [stationery] indexes
Indian inks ink sticks
ink stones [ink reservoirs] ink*
inking pads inking ribbons
inking sheets for document reproducing machines inking sheets for duplicators
inkstands inkwells
isinglass for stationery or household purposes labels of paper or cardboard
ledgers [books] letter trays
lithographic stones lithographic works of art
lithographs loose-leaf binders / ring binders
luminous paper magazines [periodicals]
manifolds [stationery] manuals [handbooks] / handbooks [manuals]
marking chalk marking pens [stationery]
mats for beer glasses mimeograph apparatus and machines
modelling clay modelling materials
modelling paste modelling wax, not for dental purposes
moisteners [office requisites] moisteners for gummed surfaces [office requisites]
money clips moulds for modelling clays [artists’ materials] / molds for modelling clays [artists’ materials]
musical greeting cards name badge holders [office requisites]
name badges [office requisites] newsletters
newspapers nibs
nibs of gold note books
numbering apparatus numbers [type]
obliterating stamps office perforators
office requisites, except furniture oleographs
packaging material made of starches packing [cushioning, stuffing] materials of paper or cardboard
padding materials of paper or cardboard / stuffing of paper or cardboard pads [stationery]
page holders paint boxes for use in schools
paint trays paintbrushes
painters’ brushes painters’ easels
paintings [pictures], framed or unframed palettes for painters
pamphlets pantographs [drawing instruments]
paper bags for use in the sterilization of medical instruments / paper bags for use in the sterilisation of medical instruments paper bows, other than haberdashery or hair decorations
paper clasps paper coffee filters
paper creasers [office requisites] paper cutters [office requisites]
paper for medical examination tables paper for radiograms
paper for recording machines paper knives [letter openers]
paper ribbons, other than haberdashery or hair decorations paper sheets [stationery]
paper shredders for office use paper tapes and cards for the recordal of computer programmes
paper wipes for cleaning paper*
paper-clips papers for painting and calligraphy
paperweights papier mâché
parchment paper passport holders
pastels [crayons] pen cases / boxes for pens
pen clips pen wipers
pencil holders pencil lead holders
pencil leads pencil sharpeners, electric or non-electric
pencil sharpening machines, electric or non-electric pencils
penholders pens [office requisites]
perforated cards for Jacquard looms periodicals
photo-engravings photograph stands
photographs [printed] pictures
placards of paper or cardboard place mats of paper
plastic bags for pet waste disposal plastic bubble packs for wrapping or packaging
plastic cling film, extensible, for palletization plastic film for wrapping
plastics for modelling polymer modelling clay
portraits postage stamps
postcards posters
printed coupons printed matter
printed publications printed sheet music
printed timetables printers’ blankets, not of textile
printers’ reglets printing blocks
printing sets, portable [office requisites] printing type
prints [engravings] prospectuses
punches [office requisites] retractable reels for name badge holders [office requisites]
rice paper* rollers for typewriters
rubber erasers school supplies [stationery]
scrapers [erasers] for offices sealing compounds for stationery purposes
sealing machines for offices sealing stamps
sealing wafers sealing wax
seals [stamps] self-adhesive tapes for stationery or household purposes
sewing patterns sheets of reclaimed cellulose for wrapping
shields [paper seals] signboards of paper or cardboard
silver paper slate pencils
song books spools for inking ribbons
spray chalk square rulers for drawing
squares for drawing stamp pads
stamp stands stamps [seals]
stands for pens and pencils stapling presses [office requisites]
starch paste [adhesive] for stationery or household purposes stationery
steatite [tailor’s chalk] steel letters
steel pens stencil cases
stencil plates stencils
stencils [stationery] stencils for decorating food and beverages
stickers [stationery] table linen of paper
table napkins of paper table runners of paper
tablecloths of paper tablemats of paper
tags for index cards tailors’ chalk
teaching materials [except apparatus] terrestrial globes
tickets tissues of paper for removing make-up
toilet paper / hygienic paper towels of paper
tracing cloth tracing needles for drawing purposes
tracing paper tracing patterns
trading cards, other than for games transfers [decalcomanias] / decalcomanias
transparencies [stationery] trays for sorting and counting money
T-squares for drawing type [numerals and letters] / letters [type]
typewriter keys typewriter ribbons
typewriters, electric or non-electric vignetting apparatus
viscose sheets for wrapping washi
waxed paper wood pulp board [stationery]
wood pulp paper wrapping paper / packing paper
wristbands for the retention of writing instruments writing board erasers
writing brushes writing cases [sets]
writing cases [stationery] writing chalk
writing instruments writing materials
writing or drawing books writing paper
writing slates

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