Trademark: Class9 vs Class42

Class 9 would be more akin to software that can independently exist on your machine permanently, through purchase or download. Class 42 is more akin to a program that is only temporarily accessed through a website, on which it remains.

Class 9 is a software product that can be made and sold separately from other products or services. Class 42 is a service that allows software to be used for various purposes—with the software tied into the service provider (such as a web-site).

Providing downloadable software will likely put you in Class 9, as Class 42 generally is for non-downloadable software services.

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