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ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS; WIGS; MASKS; FEATHERS
Artificial flowers, fruit, leaves, or trees (artificial Christmas trees A47G 33/06); Garlands
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This group does not cover:

Floral handling

Christmas tree decorations

Processes for producing ornamental bodies, natural ornaments and imitations

Special rules of classification within this subclass

In this subclass, from 01-08-2009 onwards, new documents are classified according to the ECLA Reform approach (also known as Indexing Code mirror), i.e. "invention information" is identified with classification symbols, e.g. A41G 1/001 , while "additional information" is identified with Indexing Code symbols, e.g. A41G 1/001 .

Glossary of terms
In this group, the following terms (or expressions) are used with the meaning indicated:

Garland

A wreath made of flowers, leaves, etc., worn on the head like a crown, or hung about an object for decoration.

{characterised by their special functions}
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This subgroup does not cover:

Floral handling

Christmas tree decorations

Processes for producing ornamental bodies, natural ornaments and imitations

{luminous or luminescent}
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This subgroup does not cover:

Decoration with light effects, holograms

Lighting with household decorative objects

Illuminated signs, luminous advertising being electroluminescent

Indicating arrangements with diodes

Circuits for light sources, controlling

{Diffusing perfume or the like}
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This subgroup does not cover:

Holders for deodorisation

Scents

{Artificial trees}
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Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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This subgroup does not cover:

Artificial Christmas trees

Special rules of classification within this group

Does not comprise artificial Christmas trees

{Artificial grass (surfaces simulating grass E01C 13/08)}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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References relevant to classification in this subclass
This subgroup does not cover:

Floral handling

Christmas tree decorations

Processes for producing ornamental bodies, natural ornaments and imitations

Formation of filaments

Flexible sheet glued on macromolecular material, characterized by backing

Models for demonstration purposes (trees, rocks,..)

Special rules of classification within this group

Comprises artificial grass blades shapes and artificial grass simulating sheets, often used for decorating plants or flower pots.

Does not comprise under surface layered constructions simulating grass fields.

For artificial turf with under surface layered construction simulating grass fields, often including drainage systems, forward to E01C 13/08.

Glossary of terms
In this subgroup, the following terms (or expressions) are used with the meaning indicated:

Turf

A sod of grass, with the roots and earth adhering.

Garlands; Assembly of garlands
Definition statement
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Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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References relevant to classification in this subclass
This subgroup does not cover:

Floral handling

Decorative bow structures

Glossary of terms
In this subgroup, the following terms (or expressions) are used with the meaning indicated:

Garland:

A wreath made of flowers, leaves, etc., worn on the head like a crown, or hung about an object for decoration.

Wigs (for dolls only A63H 3/44)
Definition statement
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Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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Special rules of classification within this group

For wigs covering complete hair area of head, class in A41G 3/00 and lower groups.

For hair pieces covering part of hair area of head (i.e. bald area), class in A41G 5/00 and lower groups.

{made of a net structure}
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{made of a frame structure}
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Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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{Planting hair on bases for wigs}
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This subgroup does not cover:

Rooting hair in wigs

{Filaments for making wigs (artificial filaments D01F 6/00)}
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This subgroup does not cover:

Artificial filaments

{Sweat absorbing means or deodorants}
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This subgroup does not cover:

Deodorisation of air

Body deodorants

Hair pieces, inserts, rolls, pads, or the like; Toupèes
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This group does not cover:

Hair fillers to simulate big hair volume when hair is up in a bun

Special rules of classification within this group

For wigs covering complete hair area of head, class in A41G 3/00 and lower groups.

For hair pieces covering part of hair area of head (i.e. bald area), class in A41G 5/00 and lower groups.

For covering partial bald area class in A41G 5/0006.

Glossary of terms
In this group, the following terms (or expressions) are used with the meaning indicated:

Toupée

A patch of false hair or small wig to cover a bald place.

{Toupèes covering a bald portion of the head}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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Special rules of classification within this group

For wigs covering complete hair area of head, class in A41G 3/00 and lower groups.

For hair pieces covering part of hair area of head (i.e. bald area), class in A41G 5/00 and lower groups.

For covering partial bald area class in A41G 5/0006.

Glossary of terms
In this subgroup, the following terms (or expressions) are used with the meaning indicated:

Toupée

A patch of false hair or small wig to cover a bald place.

{Hair pieces}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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This subgroup does not cover:

Hair dying devices, Glitter on hair

Hair fillers to simulate big hair volume when hair is up in a bun

Eyelash make-up

Hair styling

Special rules of classification within this group

For wigs covering complete hair area of head, class in A41G 3/00 and lower groups.

For hair pieces covering part of hair area of head (i.e. bald area), class in A41G 5/00 and lower groups.

For covering partial bald area class in A41G 5/0006.

For forming hair extensions from bundles of hair class in A41G 5/0046.

For hair pieces held by head covering or headband, class in A41G 5/0093.

For hair extensions alone class in A41G 5/004, but when hair extension is characterized by the fastening technique, class only in A41G 5/0053 and lower groups and not in A41G 5/004.

{forming hair extensions from bundles of hair}
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Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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{Fastening thereof}
Special rules of classification within this group

For hair extensions alone class in A41G 5/004, but when hair extension is characterized by the fastening technique, class only in A41G 5/0053 and lower groups and not in A41G 5/004.

{Applicators or tools for applying hair extensions}
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Joining of preformed plastic parts, by heating

Joining of preformed plastic parts, by internal stresses, i.e. shrinking

Special rules of classification within this group

Comprises also hair extension removal tools

{Hair accessories connected to a head covering, e.g. scarf}
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Special rules of classification within this group

Comprises hair pieces held by head covering or headband.

Masks or dominoes for concealing identity, e.g. for theatrical use
Definition statement
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Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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This group does not cover:

Costumes

Disguises for artists for life-like imitation of creatures

Glossary of terms
In this group, the following terms (or expressions) are used with the meaning indicated:

Domino

A kind of loose cloak, app. of Venetian origin, chiefly worn at masquerades, with a small mask covering the upper part of the face, by persons not personating a character, sometimes applied to the half-mask itself.

Adornments of natural feathers; Working natural feathers (treatment of bed feathers B68G 3/00, D06M)
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Duvets

Pillows

Loose filling materials for upholstery

Filling of cushions, mattresses

Non-woven fabrics formed by filamentary materials

Quilting and filling with feathers

Treatment of feathers

Artificial feathers
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This group does not cover:

Duvets

Pillows

Loose filling materials for upholstery

Filling of cushions, mattresses

Non-woven fabrics formed by filamentary materials

Quilting and filling with feathers

Treatment of feathers

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Last Modified: 10/11/2013