Vol. 26 Iss. 6 - November 23, 2009

Chapter 120
Final Regulation

REGISTRAR'S NOTICE: The State Corporation Commission is exempt from the Administrative Process Act in accordance with § 2.2-4002 A 2 of the Code of Virginia, which exempts courts, any agency of the Supreme Court, and any agency that by the Constitution is expressly granted any of the powers of a court of record.

Title of Regulation: 21VAC5-120. Virginia Trademark and Service Mark Act (amending 21VAC5-120-100).

Statutory Authority: §§ 12.1-13 and 59.1-92.19 of the Code of Virginia.

Effective Date: November 15, 2009.

Agency Contact: Al Hughes, Registration Chief, Securities Division, State Corporation Commission, Tyler Building, 9th Floor, P.O. Box 1197, Richmond, VA 23218, telephone (804) 371-9415, FAX (804) 371-9911, or email


The amendment modifies the class of services with which a mark can actually be used to include services for providing food and drink; medical services; veterinary services; hygienic and beauty care services; agricultural, horticulture, and forestry services; legal services; security services for the protection of property and individuals; and personal and social services rendered by others to meet the needs of individuals. Additional minor revisions and updates are also included. The adopted regulation has no change from the proposed.




CASE NO. INS-2009-00067

Ex Parte: In the matter of
Adopting a Revision to the Rules
Governing the Trademark and Service Mark Act


By Order to Take Notice ("Order") entered on July 28, 2009, all interested persons were ordered to take notice that the State Corporation Commission ("Commission") would consider the adoption of a revision to Chapter 120 of Title 21 of the Virginia Administrative Code entitled "Rules and Forms Governing Virginia Trademark and Service Mark Act" ("Rules"). On July 31, 2009, the Division of Securities and Retail Franchising ("Division") mailed the Order to all registrants and applicants as of July 29, 2009, and to all interested parties. The Order described the proposed amendments and afforded interested parties an opportunity to file written comments or requests for hearing by August 31, 2009, with the Clerk of the Commission ("Clerk"). The Order also directed the Division to file a response to any comments by September 15, 2009, with the Clerk.

No comments were filed in this matter.

The Commission, upon consideration of the proposed amendments to the Regulations, the recommendation of the Division, and the record in this case, finds that the proposed amendments to the Regulations should be adopted.

Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED THAT:

(1) The proposed Regulations are attached hereto, made a part hereof, and are hereby ADOPTED effective November 15, 2009.

(2) This matter is dismissed from the Commission's docket, and the papers herein shall be placed in the file for ended causes.

AN ATTESTED COPY of this Order shall be sent to each of the following by the Division to: the Commission's Division of Information Resources and the Office of General Counsel; and such other persons as the Division deems appropriate.

Part III
Classification of Goods and Services

21VAC5-120-100. Classification of goods and services.

The application for registration or renewal of registration of a mark shall identify the class(es) class or classes of goods or services with which the mark is actually being used. The following classes of goods and services are established for convenience of administration of the Act:


1. Chemicals used in industry, science and photography, as well as in agriculture, horticulture and forestry; unprocessed artificial resins; unprocessed plastics; manures; fire extinguishing compositions; tempering and soldering preparations; chemical substances for preserving foodstuffs; tanning substances; and adhesives used in industry.

2. Paints, varnishes, lacquers; preservatives against rust and against deterioration of wood; colorants; mordants; raw natural resins; and metals in foil and powder form for painters, decorators, printers, and artists.

3. Bleaching preparations and other substances for laundry use; cleaning, polishing, scouring and abrasive preparations; soaps, ; perfumery, essential oils, cosmetics, hair lotions; and dentifrices.

4. Industrial oils and greases; lubricants; dust absorbing, wetting and binding compositions; fuels (including motor spirit) and illuminants; and candles, and wicks for lighting.

5. Pharmaceutical, and veterinary and preparations; sanitary preparations for medical purposes; dietetic substances adapted for medical use, food for babies; plasters, materials for dressings; material for stopping teeth, dental wax,; disinfectants; preparations for destroying vermin; and fungicides, and herbicides.

6. Common metals and their alloys; metal building materials; transportable buildings of metal; materials of metal for railway tracks; nonelectric cables and wires of common metal; ironmongery, small items of metal hardware; pipes and tubes of metal; safes; goods of common metal not included in other classes; and ores.

7. Machines and machine tools; motors and engines (except for land vehicles); machine coupling and transmission components (except for land vehicles); agricultural implements other than hand operated; and incubators for eggs.

8. Hand tools and implements (hand operated); cutlery; side arms; and razors.

9. Scientific, nautical, surveying, electric, photographic, cinematographic, optical, weighing, measuring, signalling, checking (supervision), life-saving and teaching apparatus and instruments; apparatus and instruments for conducting, switching, transforming, accumulating, regulating, or controlling electricity; apparatus for recording, transmission or reproduction of sound or images; magnetic data carriers, recording discs; automatic vending machines and mechanisms for coin operated apparatus; cash registers, calculating machines, data processing equipment and computers; and fire-extinguishing apparatus.

10. Surgical, medical, dental and veterinary apparatus and instruments; artificial limbs, eyes and teeth; orthopedic articles; and suture materials.

11. Apparatus for lighting, heating, steam generating, cooking, refrigerating, drying, ventilating, water supply and sanitary purposes.

12. Vehicles; and apparatus for locomotion by land, air, or water.

13. Firearms; ammunition and projectiles; explosives, ; and fireworks.

14. Precious metals and their alloys and goods in precious metals or coated therewith in precious metals, not included in other classes; jewelry, precious stones; and horological and chronometric instruments.

15. Musical instruments.

16. Paper, cardboard and goods made from these materials, not included in other classes; printed matter; bookbinding material; photographs; stationery,; adhesives for stationery or household purposes; artists' materials; paint brushes; typewriters and office requisites (except furniture); instructional and teaching material (except apparatus); playing cards plastic materials for packaging (not included in other classes); printer's type; and printing blocks.

17. Rubber, gutta-percha, gum asbestos, mica and goods made from these materials and not included in other classes; plastics in extruded form for use in manufacture; packing, stopping and insulating materials; and flexible pipes not of metal.

18. Leather and imitations of leather, and goods made of these materials and not included in other classes; animal skins; hides; trunks and travelling bags; umbrellas, parasols and walking sticks; and whips, harness and saddlery.

19. Building materials (nonmetallic); nonmetallic rigid pipes for building; asphalt, pitch and bitumen; nonmetallic transportable buildings; and monuments, not of metal.

20. Furniture;, mirrors;, and picture frames; and goods (not included in other classes) of wood, cork, reed, cane, wicker, horn, bone, ivory, whalebone, shell, amber, mother-of-pearl, meerschaum and substitutes for all these materials, or of plastics.

21. Household or kitchen utensils and containers (not of precious metal or coated therewith); combs and sponges; brushes (except paint brushes); brush-making materials; articles for cleaning purposes; steelwool; unworked or semiworked glass (except glass used in building); and glassware, porcelain and earthenware not included in other classes.

22. Ropes, string, nets, tents, awnings, tarpaulins, sails, sacks and bags (not included in other classes); padding and stuffing materials (except of rubber or plastics); and raw fibrous textile materials.

23. Yarns and thread threads for textile use.

24. Textiles and textile goods, not included in other classes; and bed and table covers.

25. Clothing, footwear, and headgear.

26. Lace and embroidery; ribbons and braid; buttons, hooks and eyes, pins and needles; and artificial flowers.

27. Carpets, rugs, mats and matting; linoleum and other materials for covering existing floors; and wall hangings (nontextile).

28. Games and playthings; gymnastic and sporting articles not included in other classes; and decorations for Christmas trees.

29. Meat, fish, poultry and game; meat extracts; preserved, dried and cooked fruits and vegetables; jellies, jams, fruit sauces compotes; eggs, milk and milk products; and edible oils and fats.

30. Coffee, tea, cocoa, sugar, rice, tapioca, sago, and artificial coffee; flour and preparations made from cereals, bread, pastry and confectionery; ices; honey; treacle; yeast; baking powder; salt; mustard; vinegar; sauces (condiments); spices; and ice.

31. Agricultural, horticultural and forestry products and grains not included in other classes; live animals; fresh fruits and vegetables; seeds;, natural plants and flowers; foodstuffs for animals; and malt.

32. Beer, mineral and aerated waters and other nonalcoholic drinks, fruit drinks and fruit juices; and syrups and other preparations for making beverages.

33. Alcoholic beverages (except beers).

34. Tobacco, smokers smokers' articles; and matches.


35. Advertising; business management; business administration; and office functions.

36. Insurance, financial affairs; monetary affairs; and real estate affairs.

37. Building construction; repair, and installation services.

38. Telecommunications.

39. Transport; packaging and storage of goods; and travel arrangement.

40. Treatment of materials.

41. Education; providing of: training,; entertainment; and sporting and cultural activities.

42. Providing of food and drink; temporary accommodation; medical, hygienic and beauty care; veterinary and agricultural services; legal services; scientific and industrial research; computer programming; services that cannot be placed in other classes Scientific and technological services and research and design relating thereto; industrial analysis and research services; and design and development of computer hardware and software.

43. Services for providing food and drink; and temporary accommodations.

44. Medical services; veterinary services; hygienic and beauty care for human beings or animals; and agriculture, horticulture, and forestry services.

45. Legal services; security services for the protection of property and individuals; and personal and social services rendered by others to meet the needs of individuals.

NOTICE: The forms used in administering the above regulation are not being published; however, the name of each form is listed below. The forms are available for public inspection by contacting the agency contact for this regulation, or at the office of the Registrar of Regulations, General Assembly Building, 2nd Floor, Richmond, Virginia.

FORMS (21VAC5-120)

Form TM 1, Application for Registration of a Trademark or Service Mark (eff. 7/98) 11/09).

Form TM 2, Application for Renewal of Registration of a Trademark or Service Mark (eff. 7/98) 11/09).

Form TM 3, Certificate of Name Change of an Applicant or Registrant (eff. 7/98) 11/09).

VA.R. Doc. No. R09-2017; Filed October 28, 2009, 10:12 a.m.