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PURSES; LUGGAGE; HAND CARRIED BAGS (sacks or packs carried on the body A45F containers in general B65D, e.g. portable flexible containers, B65D 27/00 to B65D 37/00; making leather, canvas, or like articles B68F)
Definition statement
This subclass covers:
  • Purses; Money bags; Wallets
  • Flexible luggage; handbags
  • Rigid or semi-rigid luggage
  • Collapsible or extensible luggage bags
  • Luggage or bags convertible into, or combined with, objects for other use
  • Receptables characterised by their purpose
  • Details; Accessories
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Sacks or packs carried on the body

Containers in general

E.g. portable flexible containers

Making leather, canvas, or like articles

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

" flexible"

providing a structure with no considerable resistance against deformation or decrease of the enclosed volume, whereby a two-dimensional stability may be provided, e.g. by a stiffened bottom

" semi-rigid"

providing a structure with three-dimensional stability in an unloaded state and resilient resistance against deformation, or allowing a limited decrease, of the enclosed volume, e.g. by a resilient frame or a rigid frame with flexible side walls

" rigid"

providing a structure with three-dimensional stability allowing no deformation leading to a considerable decrease of the enclosed volume

" collapsible"

providing a feature other than use of flexible material for reducing the dimensions of flexible luggage or the enclosed volume of semi-rigid or rigid luggage

" extensible"

means providing a feature other than use of flexible material for increasing the enclosed volume of flexible, semi-rigid or rigid luggage

Purses; Money-bags; Wallets {(collapsible or extensible A45C 7/00; convertible into other articles A45C 9/00)}
Definition statement
This group covers:

Portable money receptables

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Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 1/00

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

Collapsible or extensible

Convertible into other articles

Purses
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 1/02

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

Coin holding devices

Handling paper currency

{fitted in handbags or the like}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 1/024

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Purses to be worn at the belt or bracelet; Money-belts
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 1/04

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

Fastening articles to the garments

Fastening to the belt

Hand articles fastened to the wrist

Wallets ({devices for the prevention of theft or loss of wallets A45C 13/185}; for holding keys A45C 11/32); Notecases
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 1/06

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

For holding keys

Devices for the prevention of theft or loss of wallets

Combinations of purses and wallets
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 1/08

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Money-bags for conductors or like people; Money-bags with rigid coin-holders (sorting, testing, changing, delivering, or otherwise handling coins G07D)
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 1/10

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

Rigid coin holders

Coin holding devices

Sorting, testing, changing, delivering, or otherwise handling coins

Savings boxes (safes E05G 1/00)
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 1/12

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

Safes

Flexible luggage; Handbags (collapsible or extensible luggage, bags or the like A45C 7/00; handbag mirrors A45D 42/04; { bags for midwives A61B 17/48; doctors' or nurses' bags A61B 19/0266})
Definition statement
This group covers:

Flexible bags, e.g. sports bags

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

Collapsible or extensible luggage, bags or the like

Handbag mirrors

Bags for midwives

Doctor's or nurses' bags

Bags for golf clubs

Backpacks

A45F5/03

Sacks or packs carried on the body by means of one strap passing over the shoulder

Sacks or packs carried on the body by means of a single strap around the waist

Sacks or packs carried on the body

{Flexible materials therefor (making luggage of leather, canvas or the like B68F)}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 3/001

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

Making leather, canvas, or like articles

{Foldable garment carrier bags}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Flexible foldable travelling bags, e.g. with suit hangers, for carrying and protecting a small amount of clothes.

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Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 3/004

Briefcases or the like
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Briefcases or the like, also flexible briefcases for laptops or notebooks

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

Filing appliances

Shopping bags; Shopping nets
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Shopping bags, shopping nets, also bags to be fixed on a shopping cart or trolley, shopping baskets

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

Sacks made of fabrics; Flexible containers of open-work, e.g. net-like construction

A65D29/00- B65D 29/04

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

Sacks made of fabrics; Flexible containers of open-work, e.g. net-like construction

A65D29/00- B65D 29/04

Special rules of classification within this subclass/group

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 3/045

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Ladies` handbags
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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Handbags provided with removable or washable covers
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 3/08

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Beach-bags; Watertight beach-bags
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 3/10

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

Inflatable

For making water- or air-tight

Sacks or packs convertible into other articles

Watertight containers for use while swimming

Bags for shoes
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 3/12

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Bags combined with hand-muffs
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 3/14

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

Bags combined with other articles

Rigid or semi-rigid luggage (collapsible or extensible luggage, bags or the like A45C 7/00);
Definition statement
This group covers:

Hard shell luggage

Luggage comprising a rigid or resilient frame

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

Collapsible or extensible luggage, bags or the like

{Toilet cases (toilet etuis A45C 11/008)}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Cases of relatively large dimension, e.g. with handle, for carrying toilet articles

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Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 5/005

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

Toilet etuis

Materials therefor (making luggage of leather, canvas, or the like B68F)
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 5/02

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

Making leather, canvas, or like articles

Suitcases
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 5/02

Suitcases with or without rolling means, also rigid suitcases for laptops

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

Of round or oval shape

With built-in rolling means

Details

A45C 13/00- A45C3/42

Showcases

Trunks; Travelling baskets
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 5/04

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{Travelling baskets}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 5/045

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with outside compartments
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 5/06

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{with drawers}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 5/065

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of round or oval shape
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 5/08

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with built-in rolling means
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Suitcases, trunks or shopping bags where the invention is about the rolling means

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

Hand carts

{detachable}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 5/143

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{with immobilising means, e.g. means for blocking the wheels}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 5/145

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{retractable}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 5/146

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Collapsible or extensible { purses,} luggage { hand carried} bags or the like
Definition statement
This group covers:

Luggage having more than one configuration with respect to size

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 7/00

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{Rigid or semi-rigid luggage}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 7/0018

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{comprising an integrated expansion device}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 7/0022

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{with slide fastener strips}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 7/0027

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

Arrangements of zip-fasteners

{telescopic}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 7/0031

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{collapsible to a minimal configuration, e.g. for storage purposes}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 7/0036

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{inflatable and deflatable}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 7/004

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{comprising a plurality of separable elements which can be used independently of one another}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 7/0045

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{with interchangeable elements forming the storage space, e.g. modular}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 7/005

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{comprising a plurality of hinged panels to be unfolded in one plane for access purposes}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 7/0054

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{Flexible luggage; Hand bags}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 7/0059

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{comprising an integrated expansion device}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 7/0063

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{with slide fastener strips}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 7/0068

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

Arrangements of zip-fasteners

{telescopic}
Special rules of classification within this subclass/group

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 7/0031

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{collapsible to a minimal configuration, e.g. for storage purposes}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 7/0077

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{inflatable and deflatable}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 7/0081

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{comprising a plurality of separable elements which can be used independently of one another}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 7/0086

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{with interchangeable elements forming the storage space, e.g. modular}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 7/009

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{comprising a plurality of hinged panels to be unfolded in one plane for access purposes}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 7/0095

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with lazy-tongs framework
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 7/02

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{Purses,} Luggage or { hand carried} bags convertible into { other articles or into} objects for other use (trunk-wardrobes A47B 61/06; trunks convertible into tables A47B 85/00; trunk-beds A47C 17/82)
Definition statement
This group covers:

Luggage or bags having a second function wherein an operation, e.g. deployment, is required in order to activate said second function.

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 9/00

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

Trunk-wardrobes

Trunks convertible into tables

Trunk-beds

Purses, bags, luggage combined with other articles

Sacks or packs carried on the body and convertible into other articles

Receptacles for purposes not provided for in groups A45C 1/00 to A45C 9/00(specially adapted for toilet or cosmetic equipment A45D; travelling sewing kits A45F 3/48; {devices for carrying bowling balls A63B 47/007})
Definition statement
This group covers:

Receptacles of relatively small dimension characterised by their purpose of use.

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/00

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

Specially adapted for toilet or cosmetic equipment

Travelling sewing kits

Devices for carrying bowling balls

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

Holders or carriers for hand articles

Fastening articles to the garment

Doctors' or nurses' bags

First-aid kits

For portable audio devices, e.g. walkman, headphones, MP3-player

For portable, handheld communication devices, e.g. mobile phone, pager, beeper

For portable, handheld computing or calculation devices, e.g. PDA

{Contact lens cases (A45C 11/046 takes precedence)}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/005

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

Spectacle cases with contact lens holders

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

Show stands for lenses

Of box shape

Devices for putting-in contact lenses

Containers for contact lenses

{Pocket toilet etuis (toilet cases A45C 5/005)}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/008

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

Toilet cases

Receptacles for hair brushes or tooth brushes as travelling equipment

Hat boxes
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/02

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Spectacle cases; Pince-nez cases
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/04

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

Show stands for eye-glasses

Of box shape

{with cleaning means}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/043

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{with contact lens holders}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/046

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Making of spectacle or pince-nez cases (of a single specified material, see the relevant class, e.g. B31)
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/06

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

Of a single specified material

B31

Cases for telescopes or binoculars
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/08

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Watch cases or guards, with or without windows
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/10

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

Show stands for watches

For watches or for bracelets therefor

Of box shape

Transparent watch-protectors
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/12

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Pocket holders for postage stamps
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/14

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Jewel boxes
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/16

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

Show stands for jewellery

Of box shape

Ticket-holders or the like
Special rules of classification within this subclass/group

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/18

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{Credit card holders}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/182

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{with a reminding device, e.g. when the card is not returned into its holder (reminder alarms in general G08B 21/00)}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/184

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

Reminder alarms in general

Lunch or picnic boxes or the like
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Boxes or bags with or without means to keep cold/warm food

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

Portable ice-boxes

Picnic sets

Watertight containers for use while swimming
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/22

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

Beach bags; Watertight beach-bags

For making water- or air-tight

Camera cases

Waterproof housings for cameras

Sealed casings

Etuis for purposes not covered by a single one of groups A45C 11/02 to A45C 11/22, A45C 11/26, A45C 11/32 to A45C 11/38
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/24

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Roll-up holders with pockets for separate articles
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/26

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Bags or wallets for holding keys {(key-holding inserts A45C 13/023)}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/32

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

Sheath-like bags or etuis from which the key is separated for use

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

Key-holding inserts

{combined with other articles}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/321

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{with key hangers}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/323

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

Key-rings

{with pivoting keys (A45C 11/325 takes precedence)}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/324

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

Spare-key holders

{Spare-key holders}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/325

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{Card-like holders}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/327

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{with sliding keys (A45C 11/325 takes precedence)}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Bags or etuis with keys slidable or lineary movable within a housing between an operating position and a storage position.

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

Spare key-holders

Sheath-like bags or etuis from which the key is separated for use

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

Card-like spare-key holders

{comprising a sliding mechanism}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/328

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{comprising a flexible tie, e.g. strip, band, chain}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/329

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Pencil boxes; Pencil etuis or the like (functioning as, or combined with, writing or drawing implements B43K 31/00)
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/34

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

Desk-receptacles for holding writing appliances

Functioning as, or combined with, writing or drawing implements

Cases for drawing or like instruments (functioning as, or combined with, writing or drawing implements B43K 31/00)
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/36

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

Desk-receptacles for holding writing appliances

Functioning as, or combined with, writing or drawing implements

Camera cases, e.g. of ever-ready type
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/38

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

Watertight containers for use while swimming

Waterproof camera housings

Details; Accessories (haberdashery A44; hinged lids for containers B65D 43/16; hinges E05D)
Definition statement
This group covers:

Details or accessories of purses, luggage or bags not provided for in groups A45C 1/00 to A45C 11/00

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/00

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

Haberdashery

Hinged lids for containers

Hinges

{Protective covers}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/002

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{Expanding devices for display purposes, e.g. filler for soft luggage}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/004

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{Hinges}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/005

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

Casings characterised by a hinged cover

Hinged lids for containers

Hinges

E05D 1/00- E05D1/15

{with spring means}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/007

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{for making water- or air-tight}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/008

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

Watertight containers for use while swimming

Waterproof camera housings

Interior fittings; Means, { e.g. inserts,} for holding and packing articles
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/02

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

For holding portable computers and accessories therefor

Inserts

{inflatable}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/021

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

Beach bags

{Means for holding keys}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/023

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

Bags or wallets for holding keys

Key-rings

Means for holding garments
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/03

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Frames
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/04

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Frame closures
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/06

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

Arrangement of fasteners

Decorative devices for handbags or purses
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/08

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{of articulated coverings, e.g. meshwork}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/083

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{metallic}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/086

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Arrangement of fasteners (fastening devices for containers B65D, e.g. B65D 43/14; locks E05B)
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/10

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

Fasteners

Fastening devices for containers

Locks

For briefcases

{with elongated profiles fastened by sliders}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/1023

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

Slide fasteners

Fastening devices for containers

{Arrangement of zip-fasteners}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/103

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

Slide fasteners

Fastening devices for containers

{of flexible ties}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/1038

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{of strings or cords}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/1046

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{of tabs}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/1053

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{magnetic}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/1069

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

Fasteners

Fastening devices for containers

Locks

For briefcases

{with a snap action (A45C 13/12 takes precedence)}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/1076

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

Of press-button or turn-button fasteners

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

Fasteners

Fastening devices for containers

Locks

For briefcases

{of the latch-and-catch type}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/1084

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{of the socket-and-pin type}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/1092

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{of press-buttons}
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Fasteners

Fastening devices for containers

Locks

For briefcases

{of turn-buttons}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/126

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

Fasteners

Fastening devices for containers

Locks

For briefcases

of bar fastenings
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/14

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Closures of the roller-blind type
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/16

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Devices to prevent theft or loss of { purses,} luggage or { hand carried} bags
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/18

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{of purses, money-bags or wallets}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/185

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Chains or bands {(A45C 13/185 takes precedence)}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/20

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

Of purses, money-bags or wallets

Detachable handles; Handles foldable into the luggage (separate handles for carrying means A45F 5/10)
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/22

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

Separate handles for carrying means

Special adaptation of handles

A45C 13/26- A45C3/28

Devices for sound-producing, piercing, gas-discharging, or the like
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/24

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Special adaptations of handles (A45C 13/22 takes precedence; handles for containers in general B65D 25/28)
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/26

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

Detachable handles

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

Handles for containers in general

{for wheeled luggage}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/262

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Combinations of handles with other devices
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/28

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Straps; Bands
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Straps to be put around a suitcase for preventing the suitcase to be opened accidentally

Hand-carried straps for holding objects

Straps for attaching auxiliary articles to luggage, e.g. piggyback

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/30

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

Carrying-straps

Stays or supports for holding lids or covers open
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/34

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{with automatic opening or closing means}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/345

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Reinforcements for edges, corners, or other parts
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/36

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Luggage carriers
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/38

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

Trunks with built-in rolling means

Hand carts

{with rolling means (trunks with built-in rolling means A45C 5/14)}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/385

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

Hand carts

Trunks with built-in rolling means

Umbrella, stick, or glove holders attached to a bag
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Bags having means for holding umbrellas, sticks or gloves

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/40

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

Sticks with supporting, carrying or hanging means

Devices for identifying luggage; Means for attaching same
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/42

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Purses, bags, luggage or other receptacles covered by groups A45C 1/00 to A45C 11/00, combined with other { objects or} articles (A45C 1/08, A45C 3/14, {A45C 11/321 and A45C 13/28} take precedence; { Purses combined with sticks A45B 3/10})
Definition statement
This group covers:

Receptacles combined with other objects wherein, typically, both objects can function at the same time

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 15/00

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

Combinations of purses and wallets

Bags combined with hand-muffs

Bags for holding keys combined with other articles

Combination of handles with other devices

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

Luggage or bags convertible into objects for other use

Sacks or packs carried on the body and convertible into other articles

Purses combined with sticks

with memorandum tablets
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 15/02

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with mirrors
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 15/04

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with illuminating devices
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Any kind of illuminating device situated inside or outside the receptacle

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 15/06

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with watches
Special rules of classification within this subclass/group

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 15/08

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