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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/group 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/group, 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 [N: (collapsible or extensible A45C 7/00; convertible into other articles A45C 9/00)]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Portable money receptables

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 subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 1/02

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Coin holding devices
Handling paper currency
[N: fitted in handbags or the like]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 1/024

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

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 1/04

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
A45F5/00W
Wallets ([N: devices for the prevention of theft or loss of wallets A45C 13/185]; forholding keys A45C 11/32); Notecases
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 1/06

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 subclass/group covers:

This group covers.

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 1/08

Money-bags for conductors or like people; Money-bags with rigid coin-holders
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 1/10

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 subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 1/12

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Flexible luggage; Handbags (collapsible or extensible luggage, bags or the like A45C 7/00; handbag mirrors A45D 42/04; [N: bags for midwives A61B 17/48; doctors' or nurses' bags A61B 19/0266])
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Flexible bags, e.g. sports bags

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
[N: Flexible materials therefor]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 3/001

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Making leather, canvas, or like articles
[N: Foldable garment carrier bags]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

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

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 3/004

Briefcases or the like
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

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

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 subclass/group covers:

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

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
[N: 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 group

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 3/045

Ladies` handbags
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

Handbags provided with removable or washable covers
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 3/08

Beach-bags; Watertight beach-bags
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 3/10

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 subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 3/12

Bags combined with hand-muffs
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 3/14

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;
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Hard shell luggage

Luggage comprising a rigid or resilient frame

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Collapsible or extensible luggage, bags or the like
[N: Toilet cases]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

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

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
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 5/02

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 subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 5/02

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

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 subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 5/04

[N: Travelling baskets]
Definition statement

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 5/045

with outside compartments
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 5/06

[N: with drawers]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 5/065

of round or oval shape
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 5/08

with built-in rolling means
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

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

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
[N: detachable]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 5/143

[N: with immobilising means, e.g. means for blocking the wheels]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 5/145

[N: retractable]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 5/146

Collapsible or extensible [N: purses,] luggage [N: hand carried] bags or the like
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Luggage having more than one configuration with respect to size

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 7/00

[N: Rigid or semi-rigid luggage]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 7/0018

[N: comprising an integrated expansion device]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 7/0022

[N: with slide fastener strips]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 7/0027

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Arrangements of zip-fasteners
[N: telescopic]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 7/0031

[N: collapsible to a minimal configuration, e.g. for storage purposes]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 7/0036

[N: inflatable and deflatable]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 7/004

[N: comprising a plurality of separable elements which can be used independently of one another]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 7/0045

[N: with interchangeable elements forming the storage space, e.g. modular]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 7/005

[N: comprising a plurality of hinged panels to be unfolded in one plane for access purposes]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 7/0054

[N: Flexible luggage; Hand bags]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 7/0059

[N: comprising an integrated expansion device]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 7/0063

[N: with slide fastener strips]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 7/0068

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Arrangements of zip-fasteners
[N: telescopic]
Special rules of classification within this group

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C7/00D2ST

[N: collapsible to a minimal configuration, e.g. for storage purposes]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 7/0077

[N: inflatable and deflatable]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 7/0081

[N: comprising a plurality of separable elements which can be used independently of one another]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 7/0086

[N: with interchangeable elements forming the storage space, e.g. modular]
Definition statement

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 7/009

[N: comprising a plurality of hinged panels to be unfolded in one plane for access purposes]
Definition statement

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 7/0095

with lazy-tongs framework
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 7/02

[N: Purses,] Luggage or [N: hand carried] bags convertible into [N: other articles or into] objects for other use
Definition statement
This subclass/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

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
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

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

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/00

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/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
[N: Contact lens cases]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/005

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group 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
[N: Pocket toilet etuis]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/008

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 subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/02

Spectacle cases; Pince-nez cases
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/04

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Show stands for eye-glasses
Of box shape
[N: with cleaning means]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/043

[N: with contact lens holders]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/046

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

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/06

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Of a single specified material
B31
Cases for telescopes or binoculars
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/08

Watch cases or guards, with or without windows
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/10

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 subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C11/12L

Pocket holders for postage stamps
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/14

Jewel boxes
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/16

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 group

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/18

[N: Credit card holders]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/182

[N: with a reminding device, e.g. when the card is not returned into its holder]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/184

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Reminder alarms in general
G08B21/00B4
Lunch or picnic boxes or the like
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

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

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 subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/22

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
Sealed casings
Waterproof housings for cameras
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 subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/24

Roll-up holders with pockets for separate articles
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/26

Bags or wallets for holding keys
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/32

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group 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
[N: combined with other articles]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/321

[N: with key hangers]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

This group covers.

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/323

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Key-rings
[N: with pivoting keys]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/324

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Spare-key holders
[N: Spare-key holders]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/325

[N: Card-like holders]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/327

[N: with sliding keys]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

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

US3101762

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group 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
[N: comprising a sliding mechanism]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/328

[N: comprising a flexible tie, e.g. strip, band, chain]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/329

Pencil boxes; Pencil etuis or the like
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/34

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Desk-receptacles for holding writing appliances
B43M17/00C
Functioning as, or combined with, writing or drawing implements
Cases for drawing or like instruments
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/36

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Desk-receptacles for holding writing appliances
B43M17/00C
Functioning as, or combined with, writing or drawing implements
Camera cases, e.g. of ever-ready type
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/38

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 subclass/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

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Haberdashery
Hinged lids for containers
Hinges
[N: Protective covers]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

This group covers.

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/002

[N: Expanding devices for display purposes, e.g. filler for soft luggage]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

This group covers.

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/004

[N: Hinges]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/005

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
[N: with spring means]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/007

[N: for making water- or air-tight]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/008

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, [N: e.g. inserts,] for holding and packing articles
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/02

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
For holding portable computers and accessories therefor
Inserts
[N: inflatable]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/021

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Beach bags
[N: Means for holding keys]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/023

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Bags or wallets for holding keys
Key-rings
[N: IPC8] Means for holding garments
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/03

Frames
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/04

Frame closures
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/06

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 subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/08

[N: of articulated coverings, e.g. meshwork]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/083

[N: metallic]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/086

Arrangement of fasteners
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/10

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Fasteners
Fastening devices for containers
Locks
For briefcases
[N: with elongated profiles fastened by sliders]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/1023

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Slide fasteners
Fastening devices for containers
[N: Arrangement of zip-fasteners]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/103

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Slide fasteners
Fastening devices for containers
[N: of flexible ties]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/1038

[N: of strings or cords]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/1046

[N: of tabs]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/1053

[N: magnetic]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/1069

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Fasteners
Fastening devices for containers
Locks
For briefcases
[N: with a snap action]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/1076

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group 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
[N: of the latch-and-catch type]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/1084

[N: of the socket-and-pin type]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/1092

[N: 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
[N: of turn-buttons]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/126

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 subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/14

Closures of the roller-blind type
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/16

Devices to prevent theft or loss of [N: purses,] luggage or [N: hand carried] bags
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/18

[N: of purses, money-bags or wallets]
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This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/185

Chains or bands
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/20

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Of purses, money-bags or wallets
Detachable handles; Handles foldable into the luggage
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/22

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 subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/24

Special adaptations of handles
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/26

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group 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
[N: for wheeled luggage]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/262

Combinations of handles with other devices
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/28

Straps; Bands
Definition statement
This subclass/group 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

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

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/34

[N: with automatic opening or closing means]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/345

Reinforcements for edges, corners, or other parts
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/36

Luggage carriers
Definition statement
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Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/38

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Trunks with built-in rolling means
Hand carts
[N: with rolling means]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/385

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 subclass/group covers:

Bags having means for holding umbrellas, sticks or gloves

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/40

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 subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/42

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 [N: objects or] articles
Definition statement
This subclass/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

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/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 subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 15/02

with mirrors
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 15/04

with illuminating devices
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Any kind of illuminating device situated inside or outside the receptacle

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 15/06

with watches
Special rules of classification within this group

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 15/08

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