What classification is a social networking site?

LyfeExperienceLyfeExperience subscriber Posts: 6
edited September 2008 in Protecting Your Ideas
So I have a social networking site (think facebook & support groups) but I dont know how to classify my trademark does anybody have experience with this?


  • patentandtrademarkpatentandtrademark subscriber Posts: 103
    if you select the wrong one, the USPTO might not let you change it.  there are cases invalidating trademark registrations with the wrong classification.
  • DeenaEsqDeenaEsq subscriber Posts: 0
    It`s under Class 45.  "Online social networking services"
    But I agree with James that you should have a trademark attorney file for you in order to keep you from losing your priority date with an incorrect filing.
    Just my $.02...
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