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HATS; HEAD COVERINGS (headbands, head-scarves A41D 20/00, A41D 23/00)
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Headbands

Head-scarves

Hats; Caps; Hoods
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Masks

Sports accessories for the head

{Devices or supports adapted to retain the shape of hats (for changing the size A42C 3/00)}
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Hat boxes

Stands for displaying hats

Hats holders

Packaging

For changing the size

{with special decorative arrangements or effects}
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Hats, caps and hoods with special decorative arrangements or visual effects.

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Hair accessories connected to a head covering

Masks

{convertible or adapted for other uses}
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Convertible or adapted for uses other than a hat or head covering.

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Garments convertible into other articles

Soft caps; Hoods
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Headscarves

Hairnets

{for use in hospital or food industries, e.g. sanitary or disposable caps}
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Surgeons' or patients' gowns or dresses

{characterised by hoods being attachable to garments}
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Protective hoods

Hoods (garments)

{Peaks; Visors}
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Eyeshades

{with removable protection of the nape of neck, e.g. sun or rain shields}
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Neck protectors

{with additional protection for the ears; Removable ear muffs}
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Ear protection

Bathing caps
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Swimming helmets

with coverings for protecting against dust, rain, or sunshine
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Umbrellas mounted on the head of the user

{Hats made from a flat sheet}
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3D folding of sheets

{Means for transporting or storing helmets}
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Hat holders

Other supports for positioning apparatus or articles

Parts, details or accessories of helmets
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Comprises mounting brackets or frames

{Accessories for helmets}
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Avalanche survival

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Comprises avalanche helmets, ID means, increasing/decreasing peripheral vision.

{Anti-theft arrangements (attaching helmets to cycles B62J 11/005; locks E05)}
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Devices for locking clothing

Attaching helmets to cycles

Locks

{Optical devices (night vision goggles G02B 23/12)}
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Head-mounted NVG type equipment

{Detecting, signalling or lighting devices}
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Personal safety alarms

{Lighting devices, e.g. helmets with lamps}
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Portable lighting

{Signalling devices, e.g. auxiliary brake or indicator lights}
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Signalling devices on helmets

{Neck restraints}
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Neck protection

Sports protectors for the neck

{Hydration systems}
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Storage or supply of water for drinking purposes

{with damage indication means}
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Acceleration detection means

Ear protection devices
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Ear protection

Face protection devices
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Protective face masks

Filters having the sghape of a mask

{Securing goggles or spectacles on helmet shells}
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Goggles

Spectacles

Mounting radio sets or communication systems (methods or devices for transmitting, conducting or directing sound G10K 11/18; electric communication technique H04)
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Transceivers carried on the body

Methods or devices for transmitting, conducting or directing sound

Electric communication technique

Fastening means for head coverings; Elastic cords; Ladies` hat fasteners (hat-pins A44B 9/06)
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Holding hats or other garments (whilst travelling)

Hat-pins

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