Class 15 of the Nice Classification

Class 15

Musical instruments; music stands and stands for musical instruments; conductors' batons.

Explanatory Note

Class 15 includes mainly musical instruments, their parts and their accessories.

This Class includes, in particular:
    • mechanical musical instruments and their accessories, for example, barrel organs, mechanical pianos, intensity regulators for mechanical pianos, robotic drums;
    • musical boxes;
    • electrical and electronic musical instruments;
    • strings, reeds, pegs and pedals for musical instruments;
    • tuning forks, tuning hammers;
    • colophony (rosin) for stringed musical instruments.
This Class does not include, in particular:
    • apparatus for the recording, transmission, amplification and reproduction of sound, for example, electric and electronic effects units for musical instruments, wah-wah pedals, audio interfaces, audio mixers, equalisers being audio apparatus, subwoofers (Cl. 9);
    • downloadable music files (Cl. 9);
    • downloadable electronic sheet music (Cl. 9), printed sheet music (Cl. 16);
    • juke boxes, musical (Cl. 9);
    • metronomes (Cl. 9);
    • musical greeting cards (Cl. 16).