Class 8 of the Nice Classification

Class 8

Hand tools and implements, hand-operated; cutlery; side arms, except firearms; razors.

Explanatory Note

Class 8 includes mainly hand-operated tools and implements for performing tasks, such as drilling, shaping, cutting and piercing.

This Class includes, in particular:
    • hand-operated agricultural, gardening and landscaping tools;
    • hand-operated tools for carpenters, artists and other craftspersons, for example, hammers, chisels and gravers;
    • handles for hand-operated hand tools, such as knives and scythes;
    • electric and non-electric hand implements for personal grooming and body art, for example, razors, implements for hair curling, tattooing, and for manicure and pedicure;
    • hand-operated pumps;
    • table cutlery, such as knives, forks and spoons, including those made of precious metals.
This Class does not include, in particular:
    • machine tools and implements driven by a motor (Cl. 7);
    • surgical cutlery (Cl. 10);
    • pumps for bicycle tyres (Cl. 12), pumps specially adapted for use with balls for games (Cl. 28);
    • side arms being firearms (Cl. 13);
    • paper knives and paper shredders for office use (Cl. 16);
    • handles for objects that are classified in various classes according to their function or purpose, for example, walking stick handles, umbrella handles (Cl. 18), broom handles (Cl. 21);
    • serving utensils, for example, sugar tongs, ice tongs, pie servers and serving ladles, and kitchen utensils, for example, mixing spoons, pestles and mortars, nutcrackers and spatulas (Cl. 21);
    • fencing weapons (Cl. 28).