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Paper goods

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.


A guide to goods covered under class 16

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

Class includes mainly

  • 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 doesn’t include mainly

  • 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).

A detailed list of products/goods covered under class 16

absorbent sheets of paper or plastic for foodstuff packaging

address plates for addressing machines

address stamps

addressing machines

addressing machines

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


animation cels

announcement cards [stationery]

aquarelles / watercolors [paintings] / watercolours [paintings]

architects' models

arithmetical tables / calculating tables

artists' watercolour saucers / artists' watercolor saucers


baggage claim check tags of paper

bags [envelopes, pouches] of paper or plastics, for packaging

bags for microwave cooking

baking paper

balls for ball-point pens


banners of paper

barcode ribbons

bibs of paper

bibs, sleeved, of paper

binding strips [bookbinding]

biological samples for use in microscopy [teaching materials]



blueprints / plans

bookbinding apparatus and machines [office equipment]

bookbinding material



bookmarks / bookmarkers


bottle envelopes of paper or cardboard

bottle wrappers of paper or cardboard

boxes of paper or cardboard

bunting of paper


canvas for painting

carbon paper

cardboard tubes


cards / charts

carrier bags of paper or plastic / shopping bags of paper or plastic

cases for stamps [seals]


chalk for lithography

chalk holders

charcoal pencils

chart pointers, non-electronic

chromolithographs [chromos] / chromos

cigar bands


clips for name badge holders [office requisites]

clips for offices / staples for offices

cloth for bookbinding / bookbinding cloth

coasters of paper

colouring books / coloring books

colouring pictures / coloring pictures

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

desktop cabinets for stationery [office requisites]


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


elastic bands for offices

electrocardiograph paper


embroidery designs [patterns]

engraving plates


envelope sealing machines for offices

envelopes [stationery]

erasing products

erasing shields

etching needles


fabrics for bookbinding

face towels of paper

figurines of papier mâché / statuettes of papier mâché

files [office requisites]

filter paper

filtering materials of paper

fingerstalls for office use

flags of paper

flip charts

floor decals

flower-pot covers of paper / covers of paper for flower pots


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

hand-rests for painters

handkerchiefs of paper

handwriting specimens for copying

hat boxes of cardboard


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]


Indian inks

ink sticks

ink stones [ink reservoirs]


inking pads

inking ribbons

inking sheets for document reproducing machines

inking sheets for duplicators



isinglass for stationery or household purposes

labels of paper or cardboard

ledgers [books]

letter trays

lithographic stones

lithographic works of art


loose-leaf binders / ring binders

magazines [periodicals]

magnetic boards being office requisites

manifolds [stationery]

manuals [handbooks] / handbooks [manuals]

marking chalk

marking pens [stationery]

mats of paper for beer glasses

mezuzah cases

mezuzah parchments

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]

apparatus for mounting photographs

musical greeting cards

name badge holders [office requisites]

name badges [office requisites]




nibs of gold

note books

numbering apparatus

numbers [type]

obliterating stamps

office perforators

office requisites, except furniture


origami folding paper

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


painters' brushes

painters' easels

paintings [pictures], framed or unframed

palettes for painters


pantographs [drawing instruments]

luminous paper

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



papers for painting and calligraphy


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



pens [office requisites]

perforated cards for Jacquard looms



photograph stands

photographs [printed]


placards of paper or cardboard

place mats of paper

plantable seed paper [stationery]

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


postage stamps



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]


protective covers for books

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

souvenir banknotes

spools for inking ribbons

spray chalk

square rulers for drawing

squares for drawing

stamp pads

stamp stands

stamp [seals]

stands for pens and pencils

stapling presses [office requisites]

starch paste [adhesive] for stationery or household purposes


steatite [tailor's chalk]

steel letters

steel pens

stencil cases

stencil plates


stencils [stationery]

stencils for decorating food and beverages

stickers [stationery]

T-squares for drawing

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


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

type [numerals and letters] / letters [type]

typewriter keys

typewriter ribbons

typewriters, electric or non-electric

vignetting apparatus

viscose sheets for wrapping


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