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WALKING STICKS; UMBRELLAS; LADIES` OR LIKE FANS (cane or umbrella stands or holders A47G 25/12)
Definition statement
This subclass covers:
  • Sticks with supporting, hanging or carrying means;
  • Sticks combined with, or convertible into, other objects;
  • Other sticks;
  • Details of sticks;
  • Umbrellas characterised by their shape or attachment;
  • Special folding or telescoping of umbrellas;
  • Other umbrellas;
  • Details of umbrellas;
  • Ladies' fans.
References relevant to classification in this subclass/group
This subclass does not cover:

Walkers

Cruthces

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Walking aids, e.g. sticks, for blind persons

Walking sticks formed as supports or tripod stands

Cane or umbrella stands or holders

Tables with means for folding umbrellas

Special rules of classification within this subclass/group

Walking canes, hiking sticks and sticks for nordic walking are included in this subclass. Fans are limited to small portable handheld fans for personal use.

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

"umbrellas"

covers sunshades similar in construction to umbrellas

"sticks"

covers walking sticks and sticks for umbrellas

Sticks with supporting, hanging or carrying means
Definition statement
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Sticks having means for supporting, hanging or carrying other objects

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Crutches

Other supports for positioning apparatus or articles

Ski-sticks handles or hand-straps

Special rules of classification within this group

Sticks having means for allowing them to be hung on or attached to other object to be classified in A45B 1/04

Walking sticks with rollers for carrying parcels or the like
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Walking sticks comprising wheels, e.g. walking sticks for blind people

Walking sticks with means for hanging-up or with locks (carriers for walking sticks or umbrellas A45F 5/00)
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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Carriers for walking sticks or umbrellas

Sticks combined with other objects
Definition statement
This group covers:

Sticks combined with other objects having different functions

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References relevant to classification in this group
This group does not cover:

sticks with supporting, hanging or carrying means

sticks with name-plates or the like

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Tables with means for holding umbrellas

Hand implements, e.g. litter pickers

Crutches with means for grasping or picking-up objects

Ski-sticks associated with timing devices

Ski-sticks with signalling devices

Walking cane or the like, i. e. implements allowing handling while in an upright position

Special rules of classification within this group

Combination table-umbrella only if the stick has special something for it, if it is just a normal stick and a table with a hole, to be classified in A45B 23/00.

This group includes also sticks and umbrellas with mist producing devices, fluid spraying devices, with solar energy and ventilation means.

with illuminating devices
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Walking sticks, umbrellas or parasols with illuminating means, e.g. a flame

electrical
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Walking sticks, umbrellas or parasols with electrical illumination, e.g. a bulb, diode

with coat-hangers
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Umbrellas, sunshades or walking sticks with means, e.g. hook, for hanging clothes

with measuring or weighing appliances
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For instance, sticks combined with rulers, gauges or weighing scales

with purses
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Sticks or umbrellas comprising a receptacle for money

with weapons
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Sticks comprising gas spray, rifle support, or the like, e.g. for hunting, self-defence

with smoking appliances
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For instance, cane combined with cigarette case, with lighter or with tobacco pipe

Walking sticks or umbrellas convertible into seats; Hunting sticks
Definition statement
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Walking sticks or umbrellas convertible into seats or hunting sticks, for example for shooting

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Other sticks, e.g. of cranked shape
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Sticks having a special, unusual form or construction

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Crutches

Ski-sticks

{crank-shaped}
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Sticks having a handle that is perpendicular to longitudinal axis of the stick

Details
Definition statement
This group covers:

Details of the sticks

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Telescopic ski-sticks

Telescopic sticks

Special rules of classification within this group

Telescopic and shock absorbing shafts are also classified in this group, see also A45B 2009/007

Handles or heads
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Ferrules or tips {(for crutches A61H 3/0288)}
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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Crutches

Sticks with name-plates or the like
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Umbrellas characterised by their shape or attachment
Definition statement
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Umbrellas attached in use to an object or person/animal

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Umbrellas comprising attachment means

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Attachment to perambulators

Sticks with supporting, hanging or carrying means

Means to protect against weather

Other umbrellas

Umbrellas attached to a bag

attached to the body of the user
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mounted on the head of the user
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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

collapsible or foldable hats

Umbrellas made of paper
Definition statement
This group covers:

Umbrellas made of paper

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Other umbrellas

Covers

Umbrellas with detachable covers
Definition statement
This group covers:

Umbrellas having detachable covers

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Covers

Tiltable umbrellas
Definition statement
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Umbrellas able to incline/pivot

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Special folding or telescoping of umbrellas
Definition statement
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Umbrellas able to collapse/extend or fold in a special way.

This group also includes umbrellas collapsible and able to be stored into the handle and/or stick.

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Other umbrellas

Inflatable umbrellas; Umbrellas without ribs
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with telescopic sticks
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with telescopic ribs
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with collapsible sticks
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with collapsible ribs
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in the form of lazy-tongs
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Umbrellas convertible into walking sticks
Definition statement
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Umbrellas convertible into walking sticks

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Other umbrellas
Definition statement
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Special umbrellas, sunshades or weather protections, for example self supported or ground supported

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Umbrella type tents

Special rules of classification within this group

For portable, self supported sunshades or weather protection: Indexing Code A45B 2023/0006.

For ground supported umbrellas or sunshades on a single post: Indexing Code A45B 2023/0012.

For canopy in form of an inverted cone: Indexing code A45B 2023/0018.

For umbrellas or sunshades mounted laterally on a wall or an apparatus: Indexing Code A45B 2023/0025.

For cantilever umbrellas or sunshades, with a support arm: Indexing Code A45B 2023/0031-A45B 2023/0081.

For sunshades or weather protections of other than umbrella type: Indexing Code A45B 2023/0093.

Details of umbrellas (sticks for umbrellas A45B 1/00 to A45B 9/00; illuminating devices for umbrellas A45B 3/02; {sockets or holders for poles or posts E04H 12/22})
Definition statement
This group covers:

Details of umbrellas other than details of the sticks

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References relevant to classification in this group
This group does not cover:

Umbrella supports, sockets or holders for poles or posts

Special rules of classification within this group

Sticks for umbrellas to be classified in A45B 1/00.

Illuminating devices for umbrellas to be classified in A45B 3/02.

{Automatic closing devices (A45B 25/143 takes precedence)}
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References relevant to classification in this group
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Automatic devices that are for both closing and opening

Umbrella frames
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Devices for making or repairing
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Umbrella runners
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Devices for fastening or locking
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Umbrella crowns {(A45B 25/06 takes precedence)}
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References relevant to classification in this group
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Umbrella runners

Devices for holding umbrellas closed, e.g. magnetic devices
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Devices for opening and for closing umbrellas
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{automatic}
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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Automatic closing devices

Automatic openers

Automatic openers, e.g. frames with spring mechanisms {(A45B 25/143 takes precedence)}
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References relevant to classification in this group
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Automatic devices that are for both closing and opening

{with fluid or electric actuators}
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Covers (detachable A45B 15/00); Means for fastening same
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Non-detachable canopies

References relevant to classification in this group
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Detachable covers

Windows in covers
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Devices for increasing the resistance of umbrellas to wind
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Protective coverings for umbrellas when closed
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Ventilated coverings
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For instance, umbrella holster provided with openings

Drip receptacles for umbrellas; Attaching devices therefor
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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Cane or umbrella stands or holders

Name-plates; Badges; Labelling or marking devices; Means for attaching same (attached to the umbrella stick A45B 9/06)
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References relevant to classification in this group
This subgroup does not cover:

Sticks with name-plates

Ladies` or like fans
Definition statement
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Ladies' or like fans

with mechanical hand-drive
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Last Modified: 10/11/2013