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COOPERATIVE PATENT CLASSIFICATION
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BOOKS; BOOK COVERS; LOOSE LEAVES; PRINTED MATTER CHARACTERISED BY IDENTIFICATION OR SECURITY FEATURES; PRINTED MATTER OF SPECIAL FORMAT OR STYLE NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; DEVICES FOR USE THEREWITH AND NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; MOVABLE-STRIP WRITING OR READING APPARATUS
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Books or other bound products (match books A24F 27/12; picture books with additional toy effects A63H 33/38; indexing features B42F 21/00; educational or demonstration appliances G09B, e.g. textbooks for teaching foreign languages G09B 19/08)
B42D 1/001
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with at least two separate sets of sheets (loose-leaf binders with two or more filing appliances B42F 13/0033)
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B42D 1/002
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Back of leaves or signatures prepared for binding
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B42D 1/003
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characterised by shape or material of the sheets (B42D 1/08 and B42D 1/10 take precedence)
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B42D 1/004
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Perforated or punched sheets
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B42D 1/005
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having plural perforation lines, e.g. for detaching parts of the sheets
}
B42D 1/006
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with at least one foldable or folded sheet
}
B42D 1/007
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Sheets or sheet blocks combined with other articles
}
B42D 1/008
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Sheet materials
}
B42D 1/009
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characterised by printed matter not otherwise provided for
}
B42D 1/02
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in which the fillings and covers are connected by end papers
B42D 1/04
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in which the fillings and the spine portions of the covers are secured integrally, e.g. paper-backs ("livres brochès", "Broschüren")
B42D 1/06
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in which the fillings and covers are united by other means
B42D 1/08
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Albums (filing features thereof B42F)
B42D 1/10
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Files with adhesive strips for mounting papers
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Book covers (loose-leaf binders B42F)
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Details of covers which are the same for book covers and covers of loose-leaf binders, are classified in B42D 3/00 only

B42D 3/002
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Covers or strips provided with adhesive for binding
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B42D 3/004
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Devices for protecting or reinforcing edges or corners of covers (attaching said devices B42C 7/007; for loose-leaf binders B42F 13/004)
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B42D 3/006
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Indexing means on book covers (on loose-leaf binders B42F 13/0053)
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B42D 3/008
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applied on the back of book covers
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B42D 3/02
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made of special materials
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(covers of loose-leaf binders made of special materials B42F 13/0013)
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B42D 3/04
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loose
B42D 3/045
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Protective cases for books
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B42D 3/06
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with hinges
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(covers of loose-leaf binders with hinges B42F 13/002)
}
B42D 3/08
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Ornamented covers
B42D 3/10
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with locks or closures
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(covers of loose-leaf binders with locks or closures B42F 13/0006)
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B42D 3/12
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combined with other articles
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(loose leaf-binders combined with other articles B42F 13/40)
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B42D 3/123
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incorporating sound producing or light emitting means or carrying sound records
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B42D 3/126
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enabling the book to be positioned upright (for loose-leaf binders B42F 13/402)
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B42D 3/14
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with column markers or line or heading indicators
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with devices for indicating a page
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B42D 3/145
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attached to the back of the cover
}
B42D 3/16
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with means for holding books open
B42D 3/18
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Other accessories
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Sheets united without binding to form pads or blocks (processes therefor B42B)
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B42D 5/001
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perforated or punched sheets (B42D 5/06 takes precedence)
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B42D 5/002
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having plural perforation lines, e.g. for detaching parts of the sheets
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B42D 5/003
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Note-pads
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B42D 5/005
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Supports for note-pads (B42F 9/00 takes precedence; underlays B43L 3/00)
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B42D 5/006
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combined with auxiliary devices
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B42D 5/007
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with light emitting devices
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B42D 5/008
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with means for engaging sheet perforations or slots
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B42D 5/02
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Form sets (book-keeping forms B42D 12/02)
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B42D 5/021
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Cheque-books
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B42D 5/022
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Holders for cheque-books; Articles combined with cheque-books
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B42D 5/023
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Continuous form sets
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B42D 5/025
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Mailer assemblies
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B42D 5/026
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with return letter or return card
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B42D 5/027
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Sheets or cards attached to a carrier strip or web (shipping forms B42D 15/006)
}
B42D 5/028
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Form set holders; Articles combined therewith
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B42D 5/04
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Calendar blocks (special apparatus for printing calendars B41F 17/04)
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(perpetual calendars G09D 3/00)
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B42D 5/041
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with means for engaging calendar sheet perforations or slots
}
B42D 5/042
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Diaries; Memorandum calendars
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B42D 5/043
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Supports for desk-type calendars or diaries
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B42D 5/045
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combined with auxiliary devices
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B42D 5/046
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Suspension devices therefor
}
B42D 5/047
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in which the calendar sheet or sheets are combined with other articles
}
B42D 5/048
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movable-strip-type calendars
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B42D 5/06
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Tear-off calendar blocks
B42D 5/065
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having plural perforation lines, e.g. for detaching parts of the sheets
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Newspapers or the like
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Bookmarkers; Spot indicators; Devices for holding books open (combined with covers B42D 3/16, indexing tabs for sheets B42F 21/00); Leaf turners
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B42D 9/001
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Devices for indicating a page in a book, e.g. bookmarkers (B42D 9/02 takes precedence; attached to book covers B42D 3/145)
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B42D 9/002
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permanently attached to the book
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B42D 9/004
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removably attached to the book
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B42D 9/005
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clamped on the sheet
}
B42D 9/007
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Loose bookmarkers
}
B42D 9/008
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Devices for indicating a spot on a sheet (B42D 9/001 takes precedence)
}
B42D 9/02
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Automatic bookmarkers
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B42D 9/04
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Leaf turners
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B42D 9/06
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having an arm reset after each operation
B42D 9/065
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magnetically or pneumatically actuated
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B42D 9/08
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having radial arms, one per leaf, operated successively
B42D 9/082
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actuated by hand
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B42D 9/084
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actuated by a single spring
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B42D 9/086
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actuated by a spring for each arm
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B42D 9/088
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actuated by means other than springs
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Carrying forward or transferring entries from one page to another, e.g. for book-keeping
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Book-keeping books, forms or arrangements (B42D 11/00 takes precedence)
B42D 12/005
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Heading indicators
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B42D 12/02
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Book-keeping forms
B42D 12/025
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specially adapted for wages or salaries
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Loose leaves modified for binding; Inserts (loose leaves modified for temporary attachment B42F 3/00; indexing features B42F 21/00)
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Printed matter of special format or style not otherwise provided for
B42D 15/0006
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Paper provided with guiding marks, e.g. ruled, squared or scaled paper
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B42D 15/0033
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Owner certificates, insurance policies, guarantees
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B42D 15/004
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Questionnaires, statistics (for manually- or mechanically-operated teaching appliances G09B 3/00)
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B42D 15/0046
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Forms for staff or material planning; Inventories
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B42D 15/0053
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Forms specially designed for commercial use, e.g. bills, receipts, offer or order sheets, coupons
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B42D 15/006
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Shipping forms
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B42D 15/0066
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Timetables, lists or forms for shooter enlistment, e.g. for use at competitions
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B42D 15/0073
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characterised by shape or material of the sheets
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B42D 15/008
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Foldable or folded sheets
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B42D 15/0086
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Sheets combined with other articles
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B42D 15/0093
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Sheet materials
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B42D 15/02
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Postcards;Greeting, menu, business or like cards;Letter cards or letter-sheets (B42D 25/00 takes precedence; envelopes B65D 27/00)
B42D 15/022
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combined with permanently fastened sound-producing or light-emitting means or carrying sound records
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B42D 15/025
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with peel-away layer hiding information (tickets for lottos or bingo games A63F 3/065)
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B42D 15/027
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combined with permanently fastened other articles, e.g. photographs
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B42D 15/04
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Foldable or multi-part cards or sheets
B42D 15/042
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Foldable cards or sheets (B42D 15/045 and B42D 15/08 take precedence)
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B42D 15/045
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Multi-part cards or sheets, i.e. combined with detachably mounted articles
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B42D 15/047
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with photographs or slides
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B42D 15/08
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Letter-cards or letter-sheets, i.e. cards or sheets each of which is to be folded with the message inside and to serve as its own envelope for mailing
B42D 15/085
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with special means hiding information
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Hanging or securing devices for books, newspapers or the like (suspended filing appliances B42F 15/00)
B42D 17/005
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Hand-held holders for facilitating the reading of newspapers or the like
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Movable-strip writing or reading apparatus (manifolding apparatus B41L; adapted for, or incorporated in, cash registers G07G
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drawing board with moving strip B43L 5/025
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)
B42D 19/005
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comprising reel to reel type winding and unwinding mechanisms
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Information-bearing cards or sheet-like structures characterised by identification or security features;Manufacture thereof (printing processes to produce identification or security features B41M 3/14)
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B42D 25/20
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characterised by a particular use or purpose
B42D 25/21
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for multiple purposes
B42D 25/22
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for use in combination with accessories specially adapted for information-bearing cards
B42D 25/23
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Identity cards
B42D 25/24
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Passports
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Public transport tickets (apparatus for printing and issuing G07B)
B42D 25/26
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Entrance cards;Admission tickets
B42D 25/27
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Lots, e.g. lottery tickets
B42D 25/28
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for use in medical treatment or therapy
B42D 25/285
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Gift cards
}
B42D 25/29
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Securities;Bank notes
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B42D 25/30
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Identification or security features, e.g. for preventing forgery
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Associated digital information (record carriers for use with machines and with at least a part designed to carry digital markings G06K 19/00)
B42D 25/309
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Photographs
B42D 25/313
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Fingerprints
B42D 25/318
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Signatures
B42D 25/324
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Reliefs
B42D 25/328
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Diffraction gratings;Holograms
B42D 25/333
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Watermarks
B42D 25/337
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Guilloche patterns
B42D 25/342
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Moiré effects
B42D 25/346
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Perforations
B42D 25/351
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Translucent or partly translucent parts, e.g. windows
B42D 25/355
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Security threads
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B42D 25/36
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comprising special materials
B42D 25/364
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Liquid crystals
B42D 25/369
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Magnetised or magnetisable materials
B42D 25/373
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Metallic materials
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B42D 25/378
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Special inks
B42D 25/382
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absorbing or reflecting infra-red light
B42D 25/387
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absorbing or reflecting ultra-violet light
B42D 25/391
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absorbing or reflecting polarised light
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B42D 25/40
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Manufacture
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B42D 25/405
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Marking
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using electromagnetic radiation (B42D 25/435 takes precedence)
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using chemicals (B42D 25/445 takes precedence)
B42D 25/42
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by photographic processes
B42D 25/425
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by deformation, e.g. embossing
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B42D 25/43
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by removal of material
B42D 25/435
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using electromagnetic radiation, e.g. laser
B42D 25/44
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using mechanical means, e.g. engraving
B42D 25/445
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using chemical means, e.g. etching
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B42D 25/45
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Associating two or more layers
B42D 25/455
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using heat
B42D 25/46
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using pressure
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B42D 25/465
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using chemicals or adhesives
B42D 25/47
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using adhesives
B42D 25/475
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Cutting cards
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B42D 25/48
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Controlling the manufacturing process
B42D 25/485
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by electronic processing means
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Indexing scheme associated with group B42D 25/00, relating to specific characteristics of identity, credit, cheque or like information-bearing cards
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B42D 2033/00
Structure or construction of identity, credit, cheque or like information-bearing cards
WARNING
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Groups B42D 2033/00 - B42D 2033/46 are no longer used for the classification of documents as of October 1, 2014. The backfile of these groups is being reclassified into groups B42D 25/00 - B42D 25/485.

Until reclassification is complete, groups B42D 2033/00 - B42D 2033/46 and B42D 25/00 - B42D 25/485 should be considered in order to perform a complete search.

B42D 2033/02
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Single layer structure
B42D 2033/04
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Transparent material
B42D 2033/06
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Translucent material
B42D 2033/08
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Opaque material
B42D 2033/10
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Metallic material
B42D 2033/12
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Pressure sensitive material
B42D 2033/14
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Photosensitive material
B42D 2033/16
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Magnetic or magnetisable material
B42D 2033/18
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Reflecting material
B42D 2033/20
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Coloured material; Pigments or inks
B42D 2033/22
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Perforated or incised material
B42D 2033/24
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Reliefs or indentations
B42D 2033/26
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Liquid-crystal material
B42D 2033/28
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Paper or card board
B42D 2033/30
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Plastic material
B42D 2033/32
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Other material
B42D 2033/40
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with a foldable or removable part
B42D 2033/42
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with separable mating or co-operating elements
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B42D 2033/44
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combined with other objects
B42D 2033/46
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with electrical circuitry
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B42D 2035/00
Nature or shape of the markings provided on identity, credit, cheque or like information-bearing cards
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Groups B42D 2035/00, B42D 2035/02, B42D 2035/06, B42D 2035/08, B42D 2035/12 -B42D 2035/16, B42D 2035/20, B42D 2035/24, B42D 2035/26, B42D 2035/30, B42D 2035/34, B42D 2035/36, B42D 2035/44, and B42D 2035/50 are no longer used for the classification of documents as of October 1, 2014. The backfile of these groups is being reclassified into groups B42D 25/00 - B42D 25/485.

Until reclassification is complete, groups B42D 2035/00, B42D 2035/02, B42D 2035/06, B42D 2035/08, B42D 2035/12 - B42D 2035/16, B42D 2035/20, B42D 2035/24, B42D 2035/26, B42D 2035/30, B42D 2035/34, B42D 2035/36,B42D 2035/44, B42D 2035/50 and B42D 25/00 - B42D 25/485 should be considered in order to perform a complete search.

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B42D 2035/02
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Nature of the markings
B42D 2035/06
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Picture of the user
B42D 2035/08
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Alphanumerical data
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B42D 2035/12
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Shape of the markings
B42D 2035/14
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Dot or raster patterns
B42D 2035/16
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Bars or lines
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B42D 2035/20
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Optical effects
B42D 2035/24
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Colours
B42D 2035/26
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Halftone or interference patterns
B42D 2035/30
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Indentations
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B42D 2035/34
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Markings visible under particular conditions or containing coded information
B42D 2035/36
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visible in transmitted light, e.g. in a window region
B42D 2035/44
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Miniaturised markings
B42D 2035/50
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Corresponding markings appearing in different shapes or at different places
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