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GARMENT FASTENINGS; SUSPENDERS
Special rules of classification within this subclass

Machines, appliances or methods for making a particular article of apparel should be classified in the relevant group for the machine, appliance or method concerned in A41H and also as additional information with the relevant symbol of the particular article of apparel concerned in A41B to A41F.

Fastening devices specially adapted for garments ( {for pairing socks A41B 11/002; for fur garments A41D 5/006} ; fastening devices in general A44B; {for babies` napkins A61F 13/56} )
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References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Fastening cuffs to shirts
Fastening shirt cuffs to sleeves of jackets
Fastening in general
Straps, bands
Carrying straps
Carriers for hand articles
Fastening articles to the garment
Carriers for holding garments
Garment bags
Orthopaedic slings, straps for holding arms
Packaging for clothing
Training garments for manipulating fasteners
Supports for musical instruments, straps
Carrying straps around neck
Carrying straps around waist
For babies` napkins
For pairing socks
For fur garments
Fastening cuffs to shirts
Fastening shirt cuffs to sleeves of jackets
Straps, bands
Carrying straps
Carriers for hand articles
Fastening articles to the garment
Carriers for holding garments
Garment bags
Orthopaedic slings, straps for holding arms
Packaging for clothing
Supports for musical instruments, straps
Carrying straps around neck
Carrying straps around waist
{Magnetic fastening devices}
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This subclass/group does not cover:
Magnetic fastening for accessories
{Strips of buttons}
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{BrassiƩre fasteners}
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Special rules of classification within this group

Comprises only back fasteners of brassieres.

For front fastening of brassieres class only in A41C 3/02.

{Adjustable fasteners comprising a track and a slide member (expansible or adjustable belts or girdles A41F 9/02) }
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This subclass/group does not cover:
Expansible or adjustable belts or girdles
Buttonholes; Eyelets for buttonholes
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This subclass/group covers:

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Corset fasteners
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Glove fasteners
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Special rules of classification within this group

For fastening glove in cuff area (but not to another garment), class only in A41F 1/06 and A41D 19/0048.

For fastening glove in other area, class only in A41F 1/06.

For fastening glove to another garment class in A41D 19/0041.

Garter fasteners
Special rules of classification within this group

Not used, class in A41F 11/00.

Braces
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Strips, tongues, or the like, for attaching to the trousers
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Means for joining the strips, tongues, or the like, to the body of the braces
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{using springs}
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Means for rendering braces pliable; Elastic elements for braces; Braces completely made of rubber
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Trouser supports attached to the shirt, waistcoat, or the like
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References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Shirts exchangeably attached to underbodices, drawers
Devices for connecting underpants to trousers
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Belts, girdles, or waistbands for trousers or skirts
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References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Waistbands forming part of undergarments
Garter belts for stockings
Special rules of classification within this group

When girdle is used to support trouser or skirt, class in A41F 9/00 and lower groups.

When girdle is used to shape body, class in A41C 1/00 and lower groups.

If girdle is further used to support stocking or socks, class also in A41F 11/00.

{Free belts}
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References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Dog's collars
Workbelts to carry tools
Belts to carry guns (police)
{Belt loops}
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Expansible or adjustable belts or girdles; {Adjustable fasteners comprising a track and a slide member (A41F 1/008, A41F 9/002 take precedence) }
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References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Adjustable fasteners comprising a track and a slide member
Free belts
Special rules of classification within this group

When girdle is used to support trouser or skirt, class in A41F 9/00 and lower groups.

When girdle is used to shape body, class in A41C 1/00 and lower groups.

If girdle is further used to support stocking or socks, class also in A41F 11/00.

{Adjustable belts or girdles}
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Special rules of classification within this group

Comprises drawstrings inside pants.

When girdle is used to support trouser or skirt, class in A41F 9/00 and lower groups.

When girdle is used to shape body, class in A41C 1/00 and lower groups.

If girdle is further used to support stocking or socks, class also in A41F 11/00.

For closures of garments using straps or ties (no drawstrings inside waist of pants), class in K41D300/33.

Stocking or sock suspenders
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Special rules of classification within this group

When suspension done by a different device from the stocking, classify in A41F 11/00 and lower groups.

When suspension is integral with stocking classify in A41B 11/12 and lower groups.

When stocking is adapted to allow separate garter to fasten, class in A41B 11/12 and A41F 11/00 and lower groups and also as additional information in A41B 11/12.

Comprises garter belts.

For stocking or socks supports other than suspenders, classify in A41F 13/00.

If girdle is further used to support stocking or socks, classify also as additional information in A41F 11/00.

When girdle is used to support trouser or skirt, classify in A41F 9/00 and lower groups.

When girdle is used to shape body, classify in A41C 1/00 and lower groups.

Glossary of terms
In this subclass/group, the following terms (or expressions) are used with the meaning indicated:
Garter
A band worn round the leg, either above or below the knee, to keep the stocking from falling down.
Garter belt
A suspender-belt
Devices for attaching the stocking or sock to the suspender
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of the stud-and-loop type
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Pivoted-jaw clips
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consisting of one part
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Shields or like intermediate members
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with devices for adjusting the length
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Means for fastening the suspender to the garment, e.g. trousers, underpants
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Garters
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Special rules of classification within this group

For garter belts class in A41F 11/00.

Glossary of terms
In this subclass/group, the following terms (or expressions) are used with the meaning indicated:
Garter
A band worn round the leg, either above or below the knee, to keep the stocking from falling down.
Garter belt
A suspender-belt
Means for fastening the stocking directly to the undergarment
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Special rules of classification within this group

Applies to overgarments also.

Other devices for supporting or holding stockings or socks during wear
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Special rules of classification within this group

Comprises stocking or sock supports other than suspenders.

For stocking or sock suspenders class in A41F 11/00 and lower groups.

Shoulder or like straps
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{separable or adjustable}
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{Tapes for shoulder straps}
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{Shoulder cushioning attachments}
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References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Shaping shoulder-pads
Means for retaining the straps in position
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Means for holding-down garments
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Special rules of classification within this group

Comprises devices to hold down bottom edges or sleeve ends of shirts or blouses.

For fastening the trouser cuff to the shoe class in A41F 17/00 and A41D 1/06.

Clips or the like for trousers or skirts, e.g. for cyclists
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References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Paper clips of flat sections
Straps on the lower end of legs of trousers
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References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Fastening means for gaiters
Garment suspenders not otherwise provided for
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Shirts exchangeably attached to underbodices, drawers
Fastening cuffs to shirts
Fastening shirt cuffs to sleeves of jackets
Special rules of classification within this group

Comprises sleeves of long gloves, fastening to biceps area

{Means for adjusting the length of sleeves}
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Last Modified: 10/11/2013