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SPECIAL FURNITURE, FITTINGS, OR ACCESSORIES FOR SHOPS, STOREHOUSES, BARS, RESTAURANTS OR THE LIKE; PAYING COUNTERS
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Furniture for use in the commercial area, i.e. special furniture, fittings or accessories for shops, storehouses, bars, restaurants, museums or the like.

This subclass also relates to the furniture aspects of paying counters.

Racks and containers for displaying and dispensing merchandise in shops, restaurants or other such catering establishments;

Show cases or show cabinets;

Refrigerated or air-conditioned show cases, cabinets or counters for use in shops, restaurants or the like;

Display trays, tables or containers;

Show stands, racks, shelves, shelving units and accessories therefor;

Show stands, racks or shelves adapted for particular articles or materials;

Mannequins, dummies or busts;

Shop, bar, bank or like counters;

Paying counters;

Check-out counters of self-service shops;

Self-service shop type system furniture;

Restaurant service system furniture;

Arrangements in shop windows;

Shop arrangements bringing about special optical effects;

Shop accessories for handling merchandise.

Relationship between large subject matter areas

This sub-class is primarily intended for furniture, fittings or accessories for commerce purposes. Furniture for office or domestic use is covered in sub-class A47B, although certain subject-matter, mainly that relating to cabinets and shelving units, is common to both these sub-classes. Warehouse storage and transport systems, including racks or shelving units generally of a larger scale, are covered in sub-class B65G.

References relevant to classification in this subclass
This subclass/group does not cover:
Visual display units, as in computer or television screens
Display of information, advertising
Vending machines dispensing articles
Server racks, racks for electronic equipment
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Receptacles, cases or boxes for specific purposes
Furniture in general
Household or table equipment
Kitchen equipment
Storage means for sports equipment
Storage means for workshops
Hand carts, trolleys
Containers, packaging and pallets
Storage and transport devices
Walls, partitions in general building construction
Wall coverings
Small building structures arranged in other buildings
Locks
Doors, windows
Devices for fastening or securing constructional elements
Frames, supports or stands for apparatus in general
Lighting devices
Refrigerators, refrigeration technology in general
Data processing systems or methods specially adapted for commercial purposes
Display alarm systems
Holders or supports for advertising media
Special rules of classification within this subclass

Classification in head group and sub-groups.

If a document concerns embodiments which are covered by several sub-groups dependent upon a higher hierarchy group, the following rules apply:

  • the specific technical information relevant for some of the sub-groups is classified (EC) in all said sub-groups.
  • if relevant, the structural association (e.g. the combination) of the elements covered by the sub-groups is classified (EC) in the head group; the document may also be Indexing Code for the sub-groups concerned.
  • analogously, if generic technical information common to a number of the sub-groups is disclosed and only schematic embodiments of the specific subgroup embodiments are represented, the document is classified (EC) in the head group and may be Indexing Code for the subgroups.

Classification of additional information:

Although not compulsory, in many cases the classification of additional information (e.g. particular technical aspect of a piece of furniture) may be useful in classification and subsequent retrieval of such documents and is therefore considered very desirable.

Glossary of terms
In this subclass/group, the following terms (or expressions) are used with the meaning indicated:
Display
The act of displaying to view or notice (Oxford English Dictionary); Used together with a term referring to products, merchandise or a device it is meant to be understood as a device for physically, as opposed to virtually or representatively, displaying items of merchandise in situ.
Rack
A framework in or on which articles may be placed or suspended.Gondola: An island counter used in self-service shops for the display of merchandise (OED)
Racks for dispensing merchandise (racks in general A47B; storing means for workshops B25H 3/00); Containers for dispensing merchandise (show or display aspects A47F 3/02; for workshop fittings B25H 3/00; containers with means for dispensing B65D 83/00; [N: for liquids B67D]; coin-freed dispensers G07F)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Racks and containers for displaying and dispensing merchandise in shops, restaurants or other catering establishments. Display containers are considered to be containers which are filled with merchandise on the site of display.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Dispensing or devices for the dispensing of liquids
Vending machines, i.e. mostly coin-freed machines dispensing products (automatically) upon input of coins or tokens
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Racks in general
Storing means for workshops
Show or display cases with dispensing means
Containers or packages with special means for dispensing contents
Table equipment with dispensing means
Dispensing measured quantities
Kitchen containers with dispensing means
Towel dispensers
Special rules of classification within this group

Prefilled containers with dispensing means, which also have storage and transport purposes, are covered by the sub-class B65D.

for granulated or powdered materials, [N: i.e. bulk materials]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Table equipment with dispensing means
Dispensing measured quantities
Kitchen containers with dispensing means
[N: Racks or] containers with arrangements for dispensing articles, [N: e.g. by means of gravity or springs (for wallpaper or textile materials in rolls or rolled tapes A47F 7/17; paper-bag dispensers for check-out counters A47F 9/042; for cigarette papers A24F 17/00; for hand towels or toilet paper A47K 10/00; for bandages A61F 15/00; for playing cards A63F 1/00; for pills, needles B65D 83/00; for web-like material with cutting devices B65H 35/00; photographic paper G03B)]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Racks for dispensing wallpaper or textile materials in rolls or rolled tapes
Paper-bag dispensers for check-out counters
Shopping bag dispensers
Dispensing cigarette papers
Dispensing hand towels or toilet paper
Dispensing bandages
Dispensing playing cards
Dispensing tokens or chips
Dispensing pills, needles
Dispensing web-like material with cutting devices
dispensing from top [N: (for spring-urged trays or plates B65G 1/07)]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Spring-urged tray or plate holders
[N: the container being made of tubes or wire (A47F 1/085, A47F 1/087, take precedence)]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Racks or containers dispensing nested articles from the bottom
Racks or containers dispensing from the bottom at the end of substantially horizontal tracks of the serpentine type
[N: for nested articles, e.g. cups, cones (A47F 1/106 takes precedence)]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Racks or containers having mechanical means for dispensing nested articles
dispensing from the side of an approximately horizontal stack [N: (A47F 1/087 takes precedence)]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Racks or containers dispensing from the bottom at the end of substantially horizontal tracks of the serpentine type
[N: made of tubes or wire (elongated hooks A47F 5/0807)]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Elongated hooks for display panels
Show cases or show cabinets
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Cases, cabinets, counters and trays or the like for displaying articles and merchandise. This group mainly covers show cases, i.e. glass display cases for use in museums, galleries, shops or the like, and refrigerated cases, cabinets or counters for displaying merchandise in shops.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Cases or cabinets in general
Shallow display cases mainly to be suspended on a wall
[N: Devices for lighting, humidifying, heating, ventilation]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Showcases with lighting means
Refrigerated showcases
Disinfecting or sterilising air
Air-humidification
[N: Devices for protection against sunlight or theft]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Anti-theft means for hooks or brackets
Anti-theft means for displays of luxury goods
with dispensing arrangements ([N: A47F 1/04 takes precedence; for cigars or cigarettes A24F 15/04; for cigarette papers A24F 17/00; for hand towels or toilet paper A47K; for photographic paper G03B]; coin-freed G07F)
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Racks or containers with arrangements for dispensing articles
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Dispensing cigars or cigarettes
Dispensing cigarette papers
Dispensing hand towels or toilet paper
Dispensing photographic paper
Vending machines, coin-freed dispensers
air-conditioned, refrigerated (refrigerators F25D; heating arrangements specially adapted for transparent or reflecting areas H05B 3/84)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Refrigerated or air-conditioned cases, cabinets or counters for the display of merchandise. Refrigeration technology in general and refrigeration devices not specifically for commercial purposes are covered in F25D.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Refrigerators and refrigerating technology
Heating arrangements specially adapted for transparent or reflecting areas
Air-conditioning
[N: Cases or cabinets of the closed type (A47F 3/0482 takes precedence)]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Details common to both closed and open types of refrigerated show cases
[N: Doors, covers (A47F 3/0434 takes precedence)]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Glass doors for refrigerated show cabinets
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Frames for doors and doors in general
Refrigerator doors
[N: Glass or transparent panels]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Glass doors and frames therefore
Defrosting refrigerator doors
Surface treatment of glass, e.g. coatings
Layered products mainly comprising glass
Electric heating
[N: Cases or cabinets of the open type (A47F 3/0482 takes precedence)]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Details common to both closed and open types of refrigerated show cases
[N: with air curtains]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Air curtain closures of refrigerators
[N: Details common to both closed and open types]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
General constructional features of refrigerators
Defrosting; Preventing frosting; Removing condensed or defrost water
[N: for charging, displaying or discharging the articles]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Charging, supporting, and discharging the articles to be cooled in refrigerators
[N: Cooled shelves]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Cooled supporting means
[N: Spraying, trickling or humidifying means]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Disinfecting or sterilising air
Air-humidification
with movable or removable shelves [N: or receptacles (A47F 3/0486 takes precedence; display racks with movable parts A47F 5/0081)]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Refrigerated showcases with (re-)movable shelves or receptacles
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Display racks with movable parts
[N: with pull-out receptacles, e.g. drawers]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Chest of drawers
Drawers and slides or guides therefore
with arrangements for continuously or intermittently moving the merchandise
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Cabinets or racks with revolving parts
Cabinets or racks with movable parts for storing books, documents, forms or the like
[N: around a horizontal axis (rotary display stands A47F 5/03)]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Rotary display stands with horizontal rotation axis
Cabinets with parts rotating about a horizontal axis
Rotary show cases or cabinets [N:(rotary display stands A47F 5/02)]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Rotary display stands
Revolving cabinets or racks
having mechanical drive
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Revolving cabinets or racks with motorisation means
Clamps or other devices for supporting, fastening, or connecting glass plates, [N: panels or the like (surrounds or partitioning for display trays or shelves A47F 5/005)]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Surrounds or partitioning for display trays or shelves
Devices for joining sheets or panels
Windows or doors, fixing of glass panes
[N: Doors for show cases]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Suspension devices for doors, for attachment to glass panels
Suspension arrangements for doors or windows
Display trays [N: or containers (combined with racks A47F 5/0025; tray partitions A47F 5/005; as racks and transportable with merchandise A47F 5/108; made of cardboard A47F 5/11; stackable A47B 87/02)]; (packing boxes used subsequently as display trays B65D)
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Display racks having separate display containers or trays on shelves or racks
Foldable display stands made of cardboard, paper or the like
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Tray partitions
Racks transportable with merchandise
Trays, containers or stands for packaging and subsequent display
Stackable trays
[N: Display trays to be placed on the floor, e.g. by means of legs or of integrated cabinets underneath]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Display trays to be placed on the floor, mainly to be understood as comprising a support surface, e.g. tabletop, with walls extending upwardly around its circumference, thus providing for an enclosed space for displaying articles.

[N: Closable display containers (jars B65D)]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Closable containers for display purposes, mainly containers with transparent covers for viewing the contents.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Containers, packages or jars in general
[N: made of tubes or wire]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Display racks having separate display containers or trays made of tubes or wire on shelves or racks
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Stackable wire-mesh containers
Containers formed by connecting components made mainly of metal
Show stands, hangers, or shelves characterised by their constructional features
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Stands, racks, shelving units, shelves, details thereof and accessories therefore.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Shelf units characterised by features relating to dismountability
Shelf units characterised by features for adjusting shelves or partitions
Shelf units specially adapted for storing books, documents, forms or the like
Sectional furniture
Details of shelf units
Storage devices for warehouses
[N: Hangers for hanging articles on bars, tringles, bracket arms or the like (dress holders, e.g. for clothing, shoes, A47G 25/00; packages for hanging B65D; lockable clothing holders E05B 69/00)]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Shoe hangers
Clothes hangers
Lockable clothes hangers
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Packages comprising articles attached to cards for hanging
[N: Display racks with shelves or receptables (racks per se A47B; storage devices for warehouses B65G 1/02)]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Racks or shelf units per se
Storage devices for warehouses
[N: being rotatable or tiltable]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Drawers which can be rotated while of after sliding out
Drawers tiltably or pivotally arranged
[N: Show shelves (shelves in general A47B 96/02; brackets or similar shelf-supporting means A47B 96/06; advertising or price indication G09F)]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Shelves in general.
Brackets or similar shelf-supporting means
Advertising, labels and price indication
[N: Partitions therefore (horizontally adjustable A47B 57/58; drawers with compartments A47B 88/20)]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Partitions horizontally adjustable
Drawers with compartments
[N: Shelf extensions, e.g. fixed on price rail]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Price, label rails
[N: Show stands or display racks with movable parts (A47F 5/0037, A47F 5/02, A47F 5/04, A47F 5/12 take precedence; show cabinets with movable parts A47F 3/06)]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Display racks having separate display containers or trays being rotatable or tiltable on shelves or racks
Rotary display stands
Rotary display stands having a mechanical drive
Rotary display stands with horizontal rotation axis
Display stands with a central pillar and separate containers rotatable around the pillar
Tiltable display stands
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Show cabinets with movable parts
[N: movable around an axis]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Cabinets with parts rotating about a axis
[N: movable in a substantially horizontal direction]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Extensible shelves
Shelves with moving elements
made of tubes or wire ([N: A47F 5/0807 takes precedence] foldable or adjustable A47F 5/13)
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Display panels, grids or rods used for suspending merchandise and movable brackets therefore, secured to the wall ceiling or the like
Adjustable or foldable display stands made of tubes or wire
Rotary display stands [N: (rotary show-cases A47F 3/10)]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Rotary show cases
Tables with revolvable tops
Movable table tops
Cabinets with trays revolving about a vertical axis
having mechanical drive, e.g. turntables (A47F 5/03 takes precedence
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Rotary display stands with horizontal rotation axis
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Revolving cabinets or racks with motorisation means
Rotary show cases have mechanical drive
with horizontal rotation axis [N: (rotation of merchandise around a horizontal axis in show cabinets A47F 3/085; rotary show cabinets A47F 3/10)]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Rotation of merchandise around a horizontal axis in show cabinets
Rotary show cabinets
Cabinets with parts rotating about a horizontal axis
secured to the wall, ceiling, or the like; Wall-bracket display devices
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Brackets or similar shelf supporting means per se
[N: Display panels, grids or rods used for suspending merchandise or cards supporting articles; Movable brackets therefor (with fixed brackets A47F 5/0876; packages comprising articles attached to cards B65D 73/00; labels G09F)]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Display panels, grids or rods with fixed brackets
Packages comprising articles attached to cards
Partition walls
Advertising, labels and price indication
[N: Display panels or rails with elongated channels; Sliders, brackets, shelves, or the like, slidably attached therein]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Wall coverings composed of a number of similar elements
Cubicle office systems
[N: Accessories for article-supporting brackets, e.g. price- indicating means, not covered by a single one of groups A47F 5/08 (pushing means therefore A47F 1/128)]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Article pushing devices for brackets
Label holders
[N: Display stands with fixed brackets or hooks for suspending articles (A47F 5/0807, A47F 5/0884 take precedence)]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Display panels, grids or rods used for suspending merchandise and movable brackets therefore, secured to the wall ceiling or the like
Display panels, show stands with clips or slits to attach articles
[N: Show stands with clips or slits to attach articles (for pictures A47F 7/143)]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Show stands, hangers or shelves adapted for pictures, e.g. in combination with seed bags, cards, magazines, newspapers, books and the like hanging or attached on show stands by means of brackets, clips, slits or the like
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Devices for hanging pictures
[N: Suspended show stands, e.g. secured to the ceiling by means of cords or chains (suspended shelves A47B 43/003; uprights A47B 96/14, e.g. secured to both ceiling and floor A47B 96/1425)]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Suspended shelves
Suspended tables
Adjustable or foldable [N: or dismountable] display stands [N: (foldable racks in general A47B 43/00; dismountable racks in general A47B 47/00; assemblies of elements of the same kind, e.g. stackable A47B 87/00; publicity panels G09F 15/0068)]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Foldable racks in general
Dismountable racks in general
Assemblies of furniture units of the same kind, e.g. stackable
Exhibition stands
Modular publicity panels
[N: Display racks with slotted uprights]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Hooked brackets co-operating with slotted uprights
Details of brackets
Details of uprights
Storage devices for warehouses
[N: Display shelving racks with the uprights aligned in only one plane]
Glossary of terms
In this subclass/group, the following terms (or expressions) are used with the meaning indicated:
Gondola
An island counter or shelving unit used in self-service shops for the display of merchandise
[N: Adjustable partition panels for displaying articles (for furniture A47B 96/1416; partition walls in buildings E04B 2/78)]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Adjustable partition panels made of tubes or wire for displaying articles
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Adjustable shelf partitions
Office cubicle systems
Partition walls
[N: with independent pillars (with a central pillar A47F 5/04)]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Adjustable display stands with a central pillar
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Furniture uprights in general
[N: adapted for regular, e.g. daily, transport, filled with articles to a display area]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Adjustable or foldable display stands made of tubes or wire adapted for regular transport to a display area
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Foldable service or tea trolleys or wagons
Hand carts having more than one axis carrying transport wheels
made of cardboard, paper or the like ([N: racks or cabinets made of cardboard, paper or the like A47B 43/02, A47B 47/06; stands for packaging and displaying B65D 5/52])
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Racks or cabinets made of cardboard, paper or the like
Trays, containers or stands for packaging and subsequent display
Folded cards to be erected in three dimensions
Supports or holders for show-cards
Portable and collapsible stands for notices, posters or the like
[N: in the form of trays with a base]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
External stands for foldable containers
Tiltable stands
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Adjusting the inclination of shelves
Foldable shelf units
made of tubes or wire ([N: assemblies of elements of the same kind, e.g. stackable, A47B 87/00])
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Display trays made of tubes or wire
Assemblies of furniture units of the same kind, e.g. stackable
[N: Adjustable partition panels for displaying articles]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Adjustable partitions for shelves made of tubes or wire
Adjustable partition panels for displaying articles
[N: adapted for regular transport to a display area (A47F 7/24 takes precedence)]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Display clothes racks
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Adjustable or foldable display stands adapted for regular transport filled with articles
[N: having wheels]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Foldable service or tea trolleys or wagons
Hand carts having more than one axis carrying transport wheels
Tubular connecting elements for wire stands [N: (connections for rods or tubes in general F16B 7/00)]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Connections for rods or tubes in general
Joints for furniture tubing
Platform-type show stands with flat, inclined, or curved upper surface
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Tables in general
Serving trays
Miscellaneous supports, holders or containers for household use
Stands or trestles as supports for articles placed thereon
Other supports for positioning articles
Show stands, hangers, or shelves, adapted for particular articles or materials [N: (A47F 5/0006 takes precedence)]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Show stands, racks or shelves adapted for the display of particular articles or materials.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Hangers for displaying articles of merchandise
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Cabinets or racks specially adapted for other particular purposes
Miscellaneous supports, holders or containers for household use
Stands or holders for kitchen articles
Storage means or holders for sports equipment
Racks or holders for tools
Special rules of classification within this group

Racks or supports for supporting, storing or organizing specific articles should be covered in the field of the respective article.

[N: for stacked articles; Stabilising means therefore (for cans or bottles A47F 7/281)
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Show stands, hangers or shelves adapted for vertically stacking containers, e.g. flasks, tins or bottles
[N: for long or non-stable articles, e.g. fishing rods, pencils, lipsticks or the like; Compartments or recesses as stabilising means (A47F 7/14, A47F 7/28, A47B 81/005 take precedence)]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Show stands, hangers or shelves adapted for pictures, e.g. in combination with seed bags, cards, magazines, newspapers, books and the like
Show stands, hangers or shelves adapted for containers, e.g. flasks, tins or bottles
Cabinets or racks for storing elongated objects, e.g. rifles or fishing rods
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Racks for sports equipments
[N: with one compartment or recess for each article (A47F 7/0035 takes precedence)]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Show stands, hangers or shelves adapted for long or non-stable articles in a horizontal position
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Racks or holders for tools
Pen holders
[N: for flat articles, e.g. panels, tiles (A47F 7/0014, A47F 7/14, A47F 7/16 take precedence)]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Show stands, hangers or shelves adapted for a horizontal stack of flat articles in an almost vertical position
Show stands, hangers or shelves adapted for pictures, e.g. in combination with seed bags, cards, magazines, newspapers, books and the like
Show stands, hangers or shelves adapted for carpets, wallpaper or textile materials
[N: for flexible long articles in rolls, e.g. electrical cords, cables, chains, waterhoses (for textile articles on rolls A47F 7/17)]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
For textile articles on rolls
[N: for disklike articles (A47F 7/0064 takes precedence)]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Show stands, hangers or shelves adapted for crockery, e.g. plates, glasses
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Record cabinets
Cabinets, cases or stands for record carriers
[N: for crockery, e.g. plates, glasses]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Cocktail cabinets
Cabinets specially adapted for storing dishware
Plate holders
Dish racks
[N: for perishable goods]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Refrigerated or air-conditioned show cases or cabinets
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Cabinets for perishable goods
Cabinets for fruit or vegetables
Humidifying devices for show cases
[N: for plants or flowers]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Humidifying devices for show cases
Floral handling
Flower holders
Containers or packages for living plants
for jewellery, dentures, watches, eye-glasses, lenses, or the like
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Display stands for luxury goods, i.e. for jewellery, dentures, watches, eye-glasses, lenses, cameras, mobile phones, laptop computers or the like.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Miscellaneous supports, holders or containers for household use
Receptacles or cases for spectacles, watches, jewellery or the like
Book-rests, note-book holders
[N: for eye-glasses (A47F 7/03 takes precedence; with theft prevention A47F 7/0243)
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Show stands, hangers or shelves adapted for eye-glasses with provisions for preventing unauthorised removal
Show stands, hangers or shelves adapted for jewellery, watches, eye-glasses or the like in boxes
[N: for watches or for bracelets therefore (A47F 7/03 takes precedence)]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Show stands, hangers or shelves adapted for jewellery, watches, eye-glasses or the like in boxes
with provisions for preventing unauthorised removal [N: (show cases with devices for prevention of theft A47F 3/002; devices for locking portable objects against unauthorised removal E05B 73/0017)]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Show cases with devices for prevention against theft
Devices for locking portable objects against unauthorised removal
Theft alarms for portable items on display
[N: for rectangular articles, e.g. books, cassettes (on the article itself E05B 73/0023)
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Devices for locking portable objects, in the form of containers, boxes, cases or the like, against unauthorised removal
of box shape; Adaptations of boxes to display purposes
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Boxes, packages in general
Receptacles or cases for spectacles, watches, jewellery or the like
for tyres; for wheels [N: (holders for bicycles B62H 3/00)]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Holders or racks for bicycles
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Racks for cylindrical objects
Vehicle tyres in general
Storage devices for warehouses
Spare wheel stowing, holding or mounting arrangements
Supplementary fittings on vehicle exterior for carrying loads, e.g. bicycles
for hats [N: or wigs]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Display stands for hats, caps, helmets or the like.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Hat boxes
Hat holders, hat racks
Cabinets for hats
[N: for wigs (wig cases A45C 11/00)]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Display stands for wigs.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Wig cases
for shoes [N: (shoe hangers A47G 25/005; shoe hangers with anti-theft means E05B 69/003)]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Shoe hangers
Shoe hangers with anti-theft means
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Cabinets for shoes
Shoe racks as an implement for the manufacture of shoes
for ties (household necktie holders A47G 25/74); for collars, [N: belts, braces, zip fasteners
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Necktie holders
for pictures, e.g. in combination with books or seed-bags; [N: for cards, magazines, newspapers, books or booklike articles, e.g. audio/video cassettes (racks or containers with dispensing arrangements A47F 1/04; for cardboard panels, e.g. posters, A47F 7/0042)]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Racks or containers with dispensing arrangements
For cardboard panels, e.g. posters
Cardboard or the like show cards of foldable or flexible material
Means for displaying samples
Boards, hoardings, pillars or the like structures for notices, placards, posters or the like
Display of pictures per se, picture frames
[N: for only one article]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Display of pictures per se, picture frames
Supports or holders for show cards
[N: hanging or attached on show stands by means of brackets, clips, slits or the like]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Devices for hanging or supporting pictures
[N: the show stands or the like being provided with compartments or pockets (with theft prevention A47F 7/0246)]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
With theft prevention
for carpets; for wallpaper; for textile materials [N: (for ceramic tiles A47F 7/0042)]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
For ceramic tiles
[N: in the form of flat shaped samples (sample cases G09F 5/02; sample cards G09F 5/04
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Sample cases
Sample cards
in rolls or rolled tapes
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
For flexible long articles not on rolls
for clothing materials (A47F 7/17 takes precedence; [N: for zip fasteners A47F 7/12
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Mainly display of clothing fabrics on (two dimensional) human figures.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Show stands, hangers or shelves adapted for textile materials in rolls or rolled tapes
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Display stands for zip fasteners
Mannequins, dummies or busts
Special arrangements of mirrors
Dress form, bust forms and stands for tailoring
for garments (for hosiery A47F 7/10; for ties or collars A47F 7/12; dummies, busts or the like A47F 8/00; wardrobes with garment-holders A47B 61/00; household implements used in connection with wearing apparel or dress holders, [N: e.g. garment supporting racks] A47G 25/00)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Display stands for hosiery
Display stands for ties or collars
Mannequins, dummies or busts
Wardrobes with garment-holder
Household implements used in connection with wearing apparel; dress holders, clothes and shoe hangers or garment supporting racks
Display hangers
Systems for viewing or displaying garments virtually
Clothes racks [N: (A47G 25/06 takes precedence)]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Clothes racks
Clothes drying racks
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Details of rods of clothes racks
extensible from a show-case
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Wardrobes with extensible garment holders
for containers, e.g. flasks, bottles, [N: tins, milk packs (racks or containers with dispensing arrangements A47F 1/04; for lipsticks or markers A47F 7/0021; for audio/video cassettes or booklike articles A47F 7/14)]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Racks or containers with dispensing arrangements
For lipsticks or markers
For audio/video cassettes or booklike articles
Bottle racks
Racks for cylindrical objects
[N: for vertically-stacked containers; Stabilising means therefore]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Bottle crate stacking elements
[N: Show stands having sampling means, e.g. colour, taste, perfume]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Casings for storing cosmetic substances
for furniture, e.g. beds, mattresses
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Tables, desks, cabinets and cupboards
Beds, mattresses in general
Furniture for children
Dummies, busts or the like, e.g. for displaying garments (tailors' dummies A41H 5/00; [N: artificial limbs A61F; dolls in general A63H])
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Dummies, busts or the like, e.g. for displaying garments

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Tailors' dummies
Artificial limbs
Dolls in general
Wire figures; Contour figures for displaying garments [N: (A47F 7/10, A47F 7/12 take precedence)]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Display stands for hosiery
Display stands for ties or collars
Shop, bar, bank or like counters (show cases or show cabinets A47F 3/00; safety transaction partitions, e.g. movable pay plates, E05G 7/00)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Primarily only the furniture aspects, i.e. the general arrangements or configurations, of shop, bar, bank or like counters.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Show cases or show cabinets
Safety transaction partitions, e.g. movable pay plates
Cash registers
Record carriers or readers, e.g. bar code readers, per se
Weighing
Exhibition stands, booths
[N: with extendable shelves]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Cabinets, racks or shelf units, having one or more surfaces adapted to be brought into position for use by extending
Paying counters [N: (change plates, coin dispensers with rotatable change dishes G07D)]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Change plates, coin dispensers with rotatable change dishes
Safety transaction partitions, e.g. movable pay plates
Check-out counters, e.g. for self-service stores
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Conveyor belt arrangements
[N: Shopping bags or carton-dispensing systems therefore]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Shopping bag or carton-dispensing systems specifically adapted for check-out counters.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Shopping bag holders
Apparatus or devices facilitating manual packaging operations; Sack holders
Details of, or accessories for, sacks or bags
Forming, feeding, opening or setting-up containers or receptacles in association with packaging
Delivering articles from cutting or line-perforating machines, from or with devices for breaking partially-cut or perforated webs, e.g. bursters
Machinery characterised by making rectangular envelopes or bags of flat form
[N: Handling of baskets or shopping trolleys at check-out counters, e.g. unloading, checking]
[N: Arrangement of recording means in or on check-out counters (record carriers or readers per se G06K)]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Record carriers or (bar-code) readers per se
Furniture or installations specially adapted to particular types of service systems, not otherwise provided for (conveyer aspects B65G; building aspects E04H; coin-freed apparatus G07F)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Conveyer belt aspects
Building aspects
Coin-freed apparatus
for self-service type systems, e.g. supermarkets (A47F 10/06 takes precedence; hand-carts B62B; baskets B65D)
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Furniture or installations for restaurant service systems
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Adjustable gondolas, shelving units
for storing or handling self-service hand-carts or baskets
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Hand carts having more than one axis carrying transport wheels, shopping trolleys
Stackable wire-mesh containers
for restaurant service systems (table equipment A47G; [N: dirty crockery transport in association with crockery washing machines A47L 15/00])
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Table equipment
Dirty crockery transport in association with crockery washing machines
Refrigerated display show cases
Heated food display cases, e.g. chafers
Food heating chambers
Service or tea trolleys or wagons
Arrangements in shop windows, [N: shop floors] or show cases
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Arrangements in shop windows, on shop floors or in show cases specifically for display purposes and for bringing about special optical effects, and arrangements of lighting devices in show cases, show windows or the like.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Advertising, display of information
Furnishing for windows
Removable walls, [N: scaffolding or the like]; Pillars; Special curtains or the like
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Walls, partitions
Curtains, window furnishing
Means for bringing about special optical effects
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Optical elements, systems
Non-reflecting shop-windows
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Surface treatment of glass, e.g. coatings
Arrangements of light sources
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

This sub-group mainly covers showcases with lighting and the arrangement of lighting devices in showcases.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Lighting aspects of furniture
Lighting devices per se
Structural combinations of lighting devices with furniture
Bus-bars
Special rules of classification within this group

Lighting devices per se for use in show cases can be found in A47F 3/001.

Shop or like accessories (devices for drawing-off and cutting paper from a roll B65H; movably-mounted ladders E06C 9/06)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Accessories, tools or equipment specifically for use in shops.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Devices for drawing-off and cutting paper from a roll
Movably-mounted ladders
Reaching devices (having gripping means B25J)
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Reaching devices having gripping means
Hand implements, e.g. grocers' scoops, ladles, paper-bag holders
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Measuring spoons or scoops
Weighing spoons
Culinary hand implements, cooking spoons
[N: Shopping-bag holders (A47F 9/042 takes precedence)]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Shopping bag or carton-dispensing systems specifically for use with check-out counters
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Apparatus or devices facilitating manual packaging operations; Sack holders
Details of, or accessories for, sacks or bags
Forming, feeding, opening or setting-up containers or receptacles in association with packaging
Delivering articles from cutting or line-perforating machines, from or with devices for breaking partially-cut or perforated webs, e.g. bursters
Machinery characterised by making rectangular envelopes or bags of flat form
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