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HOUSEHOLD OR TABLE EQUIPMENT (book-ends A47B 5/00; knives B26B)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

A47G relates to household or hotel equipment:

  • Distinguished from kitchen equipment (A47J), shop equipment (A47F) and bathroom equipment (A47K),
  • Not including furniture (A47B, C), cleaning equipment (A47L) and
  • Not including equipment otherwise provided for e.g. heating/cooling equipment F24/F25, building equipment E04F, games A63F, toys A63H, electrical equipment for example lighting devices F21V, electric heating equipment H05B, musical instruments G10 and radio/television/telephone sets H04.
Mirrors (as optical elements G02B 5/08); Picture frames or the like, [N: e.g. provided with heating, lighting or ventilating means]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
As optical elements
Mirrors used as equipment (hand, pocket, or shaving mirrors A45D 42/00; [N: optical viewing means for vehicles B60R 1/00])
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Mirrors for home use e.g. to comb hair or to dress, bathroom mirrors, decorative mirrors, etc.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Car mirrors
Shaving, portable, hand mirrors
Convex shop mirrors
Digital mirrors
Mirrors as optical element as such
Tiltable mirrors fixed to a cabinet
Picture frames (making from paper B31D)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
CD, DVD,VCR holders e.g. stands, cases, cabinets
Digital picture frames
Display frames for commercial use, outdoor use e.g. posters
Showcards, menu cards e.g. of carton
Postcards
Making Picture frames from paper
[N: Interconnected frames; Frame assemblies; Frames for two or more pictures]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

adjustable [N: (A47G 1/0644 takes precedence)]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Using a tension wire for holding the members or corner pieces together
Photograph stands
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Selfstanding picture frames e.g. picture cubes

Stands for pictures combined with other articles, desk organisers

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Stands for digital picture frames
Stands in general
Easels for blackboards
Book-rests
Devices for holding books open
Supports for desk-type calendars or diaries
Stands of hingedly (vertical axis) interconnected picture frames
[N: Supporting legs or feet]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

supports for frames e.g. separate supporting legs or feet for picture frames, cards or the like

easels as integral part of the picture frame

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Frames, holders or supports for showcards
[N: Pivotable legs]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Details of easel hinges

Legs, feet or flaps pivotably connected to the picture frame (easels)

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Stands of hingedly (vertical axis) interconnected picture frames
Hinges
Devices for hanging or supporting pictures, mirrors, or the like
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Devices for supporting screens, monitors, etc.
[N: for decorative plates]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Holders, supports or hangers for one decorative plate

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
For more than one plate
using adhesives, suction or magnetism [N: (A47G 1/168 takes precedence; suction cups for attaching purposes, equivalent means using adhesives F16B 47/00)]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Pads or the like preventing displacement of hanging pictures, mirrors, or the like
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Suction cups for attaching purposes, equivalent means using adhesives
Picture loops or the like
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Loops for tensioning corner pieces of picture frames
Picture hooks; X-hooks (plugs or hooks for general use F16B 13/00, F16B 45/00)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
For clothing
Plugs or hooks for general use
with clamping action (in general F16B 2/00)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Mirror clamps

elongated hanging clips for clamping the edge of a picture

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Clamps with hook for fixing a lady's purse to a table edge
Clamps for brooms
Paper clamps
B42D15/06
Hooks with clamping action in general
Removable ornamental heads for nails, screws, or the like (specially-shaped, non-removable heads for nails F16B 15/02, for screws F16B 23/00)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Specially-shaped, non-removable heads for nails
For screws
Cap nuts, nut caps or bolt caps
Screens (shutters closing an opening E06B 9/02; fly-screens E06B 9/52); Draught-deflectors
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Paravents

Screens between hospital beds

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Movable room/office partitions
Beach sun screens
Traffic accident screens
Screens for windows e.g. roller blinds
Heat reflecting screens for radiators
Shutters closing an opening
Fly-screens
Roll-up screens
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

Flower holders or the like
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Packaging flower pots
Flower packages
Neighbouring field for industrial use
for home use
Devices for supporting flower-pots or cut flowers (flower-pots, holders for flower-pots in greenhouses A01G)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Flower-pots, holders for flower-pots in greenhouses
Flower tables; Stands or hangers, e.g. baskets, for flowers (stands for use during growing of flowers A01G; flower holders worn on garments A45F 5/08)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Stands for use during growing of flowers
Flower holders worn on garments
[N: Flower tables or stands]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Stands with wheels also

[N: Hanging flower-pot holders, e.g. mounted on walls, balcony fences or the like (on windows or doors A47H 27/00)]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Hanging flower boxes for balcony fences are borderline with A01G 9/00, if the plant is directly in the box then A01G, if a flower pot is in the box then here, if in doubt then here and eventually A01G, most are here.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
On windows or doors
Flower vases
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

Guiding means for flowers in vases, e.g. perforated covers
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

[N: made of flexible sheets of non-resilient material]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

Bed-covers; Counterpanes; Travelling rugs; Sleeping rugs; Sleeping bags; Pillows [N: (loose filling materials for bedding B68G 1/00)]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Discharging static electricity
Shields against electric or magnetic fields
Loose filling materials for bedding
Towels and towel racks
Mattrass protectors, anti-bedwetting covers, draw sheets, al├Ęse
Mattrass tickings and mattrass covers
Drying cloths for dishes
Fire blankets
Horse blankets
Swaddling cloths or blankets for babies
When sleeping bag like also
[N: comprising deodorising, fragrance releasing, therapeutic or disinfecting substances]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

Bed linen; Blankets; Counterpanes (sheets specially adapted for use as or with stretchers for patients or invalids A61G 1/01)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Combinations of sheets, blankets/quilts, pillow covers, etc. using more than one item e.g. 'garniture de lit', 'ensemble de literie', combination of pillow cover and sheet, combination of upper and lower sheet, etc.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Sheets specially adapted for use as or with stretchers for patients or invalids
[N: Blankets; Duvets]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Fillings for duvets
[N: with cooling or heating means (electric blankets H05B 3/34)]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Electric blankets
[N: Blankets]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Heat insulating sleeping covers for a bed, not stuffed.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Beach blankets
Patient transfer blankets
Fire fighting blankets
Horse blankets
Medical heating or cooling blankets
Patient restraining blankets
Stuffed blankets
[N: Bed linen]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Sheets specially adapted for use with stretchers for patients
[N: Fitted sheets (loose furniture covers A47C 31/10)]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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

[N: Bed skirts, valances or dust ruffles (A47G 9/0284 takes precedence)]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Counterpanes
with fastening strips (haberdashery in general A44B)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Restraining blankets or jackets for attaching a patient's body to a bed
Haberdashery in general
Travelling rugs; Sleeping rugs
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

[N: for covering the ground, e.g. picnic or beach blankets]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Travelling rugs, - mats, - blankets, - towels for covering the ground, e.g. beach towels, picnic blankets

aspects thereof e.g. insulating from ground, water repellency, comprising sunshade, windscreen, pillow, carrying bag, reflecting surface, means to prevent blowing away, etc.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Playmats for children
Playmates for adults
Lounge chair covers
Seat like supports for on the beach
A47C9/10B
Rugs for wet indoor spaces
Beach bags, carriers for rolled towels
Chair cushions
Towels
Covering cloths for drying concrete
Blanket-pillow combinations
Sleeping bags with pillow
Pegs for fixing beach towel to the sand
Reflecting radiation therapy for bronzage
A61N5/06C4F
Picnic table covers
Sleeping bags
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Arrangement of insulating layers of duvets or sleeping bags
Loose filling materials
For perambulators
Mattresses for sleeping bags
Pillows (pillow holders A47C 21/00, [N: A47C 21/026]; specially adapted for preventing snoring A61F 5/56)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Pillows for sleeping while laying rather than sitting

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Loose filling materials for pillows
Nonwoven filling
Pillows for sleeping while seated, e.g. croissant shaped travel pillows
Pillows specially adapted for preventing snoring
Body supports
Body supports for patients
Side bolsters for beds
Packaging of pillows
Pillow holders
Beach blankets with pillow
Head supports for operating or dental chairs
Head supports in bathtub
Head supports for hairdressing
Head supports for beds
Head supports with loudspeaker
Head supports specially adapted for nursing beds
Cushions for sitting
Cushions in cars
Cushions for head support in chairs
Cushions for babies
Cushions with sun/wind screen
[N: Rigid frame constructions]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

[N: Details of inflatable pillows]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

[N: with cooling or heating means]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

[N: shaped as, combined with, or convertible into other articles, e.g. dolls, sound equipments, bags or the like]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

Table linen [N: (picnic blankets A47G 9/06; placemats A47G 23/0303)]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Picnic blankets
Placemats
Household implements used in connection with wearing apparel; Dress, hat or umbrella holders (wardrobes A47B 61/00)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Wardrobes
[N: Shoe hangers]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Devices for hanging one or more shoes or boots, comprising a hanging hook as in a clothing hanger

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Devices for holding footwear during cleaning or shining
Shoe-lasts
Devices, e.g. shoe or boot stands for drying footwear
Show stands, hangers or shelves for shoes
Clothes hooks; Clothes racks; Garment-supporting stands with swingable or extending arms (with lockable hooks E05B 69/02)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Bath towel hooks
[N: Collapsible clothes racks, e.g. swingable, foldable, extendible (A47G 25/0671 takes precedence; wardrobes with extensible garment holders A47B 61/02)]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Dress valets
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Wardrobes with extensible garment holders
Hat holders; Hat racks
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

Clothing hangers, e.g. suit hangers (A47G 25/60 takes precedence; wardrobes with extensible garment holders A47B 61/02)
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Hangers having provision for perfumes or for pesticides or pest repellants
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Wardrobes with extensible garment holders
[N: Handling hangers, e.g. stacking, dispensing]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

for complete outfits (A47G 25/40, A47G 25/44 take precedence)
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Collapsible hangers
Slidable hangers, adjustable hangers
for two or more similar garments, e.g. constructed to connect to, or support, a similar hanger
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

with devices for preserving the shape of the clothes [N: (adjustable shoulder support members A47G 25/442)]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
By adjustable shoulder support members
made of wire ([N: A47G 25/40, A47G 25/44], A47G 25/52, [N: A47G 25/62], A47G 25/70 take precedence)
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Collapsible hangers
Slidable hangers, adjustable hangers
Hangers with clamps or the like made of wire
Trouser or skirt stretchers or tensioners of the hanger type
Trouser-stretchers with creasing or expanding devices made of wire
specially adapted to prevent slipping-off of the clothes, e.g. with non-slip surfaces (A47G 25/30 takes precedence; [N: with clamps or the like A47G 25/48])
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Hangers characterised by their shape to prevent slipping-off of the clothes
Hangers with clamps or the like
to prevent slipping-off of the clothes [N: (with clamps or the like A47G 25/48)]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
To prevent slipping-off by clamps or the like
involving details of the hook (A47G 25/34, A47G 25/38 take precedence)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
With hook and hanger made in one piece
Hook mountings for hangers characterised by the selection of the material
with hook and hanger made in one piece (A47G 25/36 takes precedence)
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Characterised by the selection of the material
[N: rotatably connected (A47G 25/4053 takes precedence)]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Telescopically or slidably connected
[N: comprising support arms of flexible band, cord or the like, and a trouser bar (A47G 25/447 takes precedence)]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Adjustable hangers having an adjustable top angle between the support arms or adjustable arc formed by the support arms
Slidable hangers; [N: Adjustable hangers (A47G 25/4053, A47G 25/62 take precedence)]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Collapsible hangers comprising support arms of a series of links telescopically or slidably connected
Trouser or skirt stretchers or tensioners of the hanger type
[N: having adjustable width (A47G 25/447 takes precedence)]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Having an adjustable top angle between the support arms or adjustable arc formed by the support arms
[N: for clamping the trousers or skirts against the trouser-supporting bar or between trouser-supporting bars (A47G 25/483 takes precedence)]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
With pivoting clamps or clips having axis of rotation parallel with the trouser-supporting bar
Trouser or skirt stretchers or tensioners of the hanger type (with application of heat or steam D06F)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
With application of heat or steam
[N: by the weight of the trouser or skirt (A47G 25/625 takes precedence)]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
The gripping members being provided on resilient arms
Trouser-stretchers with creasing or expanding devices (with application of heat or steam D06F)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
With application of heat or steam
Garment-pressing devices (hot pressing apparatus or machines D06F)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Hot pressing apparatus or machines
Necktie-stretching devices (with application of heat or steam D06F)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
With application of heat or steam
Necktie-pressing devices, e.g. combined with holding devices (hot-pressing apparatus D06F)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Hot-pressing apparatus
Devices for putting-on or removing boots or shoes, e.g. boot-hooks, boot-jacks (shoe buttoners A47G 25/92)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Shoe buttoners
Shoe benches
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Shoe-shine stands
Cabinets for shoes
[N: for gloves (glove hooks A47G 25/92)]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Glove hooks
Glove mounting means in shielded glove boxes for shielded cells or rooms
Treating operating gloves
Dispensers for operating gloves
[N: for stockings]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

[N: Smooth and flexible temporary foot covers, e.g. sock-shaped]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

[N: Removal devices]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Floor fabrics; Fastenings therefor (woven fabrics D03D; non-woven fabrics D04H; [N: floor covering on a textile basis D06N 7/0005]) [C9505]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Floor fabrics for laying over an existing floor covering but not textile incl. backing aspects.

The laying of floor fabrics and special tools therefor are covered.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Woven fabrics
Woven pile fabrics
Knitted fabrics
Knitted pile fabrics
Tufted fabrics
Backings for tufting
Non-woven fabrics
Non-woven pile fabrics
Flocked fabrics
D04H11/00B
Layered products
Manufacturing layered products
B32B31/00

Only manufacturing classes

Electrostatic flocking
Producing floor coverings from rubber, plastics
B29D31/00L
Shaping of plastics

Only products classes

Antistatic flooring
Floor or wall coverings
Linoleum
Coated fibrous webs
Coated floor coverings on textile basis
Characterised by the relief structure
Characterised by colour effects
Characterised by the backing
Characterised by physical or chemical aspects of the layers
Characterised by the base web

Treatment of textiles to add additional characteristics

Flame retardant or antistatic
Special rules of classification within this group

For example carpet tiles in as far as their interlocking (A47G 27/0293), decorative surface pattern (A47G 27/0275) or another non-textile aspect (A47G 27/0243) is concerned.

All kinds of floor covering rugs and mats for domestic use not otherwise provided for are in A47G 27/02 or A47G 27/0206 when protecting the underlying surface, some distinguishable rugs and mats are in A47G 27/0212 subgroups, the common decorative domestic fabric rugs and carpet tiles are in A47G 27/0243

- For textile aspects see:

Manufacturing and product classes

Carpets; Stair runners; Bedside rugs; Foot mats (mat-like foot scrapers A47L 23/22; [N: doormats A47L 23/26])
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Domestic rugs or carpets, e.g. decorative for living room, anti-slip and/or absorbent for bath room or toilet, etc., see "Definition Statement" of A47G 27/00.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Gymnastic mats
Mats for courts
Playgrounds for sports
Artificial grass
Play mats for children
Play mats for children's pens
Doormats
Hard non-textile flooring elements e.g. parquet, tiles
Heating mats by fluid
Heating mats by electrical resistance
Gratings
Gratings built-in
Gratings not in building art
Mats in vehicles
Floor coverings for housing animals
Dog beds
Non-slip mats inside baths or showers
Non-slip mats on boat decks
Underlays for Christmas trees
Oil collecting drip trays
Oil collecting drip trays for garages
Vehicle workshop mats
Installation of electric cables under carpet
Floor coverings discharging static charges
Antistatic or flame retardant treatment of textiles
Cash mats for handling coins
Mat-like foot scrapers
[N: for bathrooms (A47G 27/0218 takes precedence)]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Link mats
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Non-slip mats inside baths or showers
[N: for fighting fatigue (A47G 27/0218 takes precedence)]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Link mats
[N: Modular rugs]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Rugs (non wall-to-wall carpets) comprised of carpet sections, optionally a surrounding frame or frame sections, and optionally a ground sheet.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Modular doormats
Laying carpet tiles
Flooring of linoleum tiles
Parquet on webs
[N: Resisting skidding or creeping (A47G 27/0225 takes precedence)]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Mats for bathrooms
Carpet fasteners; Carpet-expanding devices;[N: Laying carpeting; Tools therefor (laying carpeting on stairs A47G 27/06; floor mats for vehicles B60N 3/04; flooring laid as flexible webs E04F 15/16; installation of cables under carpets H02G 3/00)]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Laying carpeting on stairs
Floor mats for vehicles
Flooring laid as flexible webs
Installation of cables under carpets
[N: Laying carpeting, e.g. wall-to-wall carpeting]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Methods for installing wall-to-wall carpeting, fitting carpets around edges, hatchways, etc., seaming of carpet webs without seaming strips

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Seaming strips
Removing floor carpets
[N: using hot-melt adhesives; Irons therefor]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Joining of plastics, apparatus therefor
Adhesive tapes, chemical aspects
[N: Gripper strips; Seaming strips; Edge retainers (A47G 27/0443 takes precedence)]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Edging strips fixable to floor

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Laying carpeting using hot-melt adhesives
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Edging strips not fixable to floor
Seaming strips using hot melt adhesive
Seaming strips for linoleum
[N: combined with skirting-board (skirtings in general E04F 19/04)]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Skirting boards with means for fixing the carpet (from above)

Tack or gripper strips which involve details of the skirting board (also classified in A47G 27/0462)

Skirting boards covered with carpet

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Skirtings in general
[N: Tack strips for tensioning or seaming]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Tack strips combined with skirting board also classified in
[N: Underlays; Undercarpets]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Underlays for wall-to-wall carpeting for e.g. resiliency, to prevent wear applying adhesive (flexible mesh) discharge of static charge

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
See also
D06N7/00B6H
Floor coverings for discharging static charge
For mats or rugs
[N: Connecting means therefor]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Means for interconnecting carpet tiles e.g. seaming strips (Velcro), zippers, hooks, hinges, sewing

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Carpet tiles comprising means for interconnecting
Means for connecting carpet webs
Carpets for courts
Mats for gymnastics
[N: Tools for laying carpeting (A47G 27/0443 takes precedence)]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Irons for laying carpeting using hot-melt adhesives
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Wall paper hanging tools
Flooring (linoleum, wood) tools
Cutters for round holes in carpets
Carpet removing tools
[N: Carpet-expanding devices, e.g. stretchers]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Frames for stretching drying rugs
Floor board straightening devices
Stair rods; Stair-rod fasteners (curtain rods A47H 1/02); [N: Laying carpeting on stairs (tools therefor A47G 27/0487)]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Protecting means for edges, corners or nose of steps
Curtain rods
Tools for laying carpeting on stairs
Miscellaneous supports, holders, or containers for household use (for drying towels A47K 10/04; stands, racks, or the like for airing beds, garments, or the like, clothes, drying devices D06F 57/00)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

A47G 29/00 likewise relates to household or hotel supports, holders, or containers:

  • Distinguished from kitchen supports, holders, or containers (A47J), shop supports, holders, or containers (A47F) and bathroom supports, holders, or containers (A47K),
  • Not including furniture (A47B, C), cleaning supports, holders, or containers (A47L) and
  • Not including supports, holders, or containers otherwise provided for e.g. heating/cooling supports, holders, or containers F24/F25, building supports, holders, or containers E04F, supports, holders, or containers for games A63F, supports, holders, or containers for toys A63H, electrical supports, holders, or containers for example lighting supports, holders, or containers F21V, electric heating supports, holders, or containers H05B, supports, holders, or containers for musical instruments G10, supports for radio/television/telephone sets A47B, F16M, holders for radio/television/telephone sets H04, or containers for radio/television/telephone sets H05K, B65D.
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Supports for drying towels
Stands, racks, or the like for airing beds, garments, or the like, clothes, drying devices
[N: Wall-mounted] (shelves A47B); Supporting brackets or clamps therefor
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Shelves
Special rules of classification within this group

This group is no longer used for classification. Documents are in the process of being reorganised to groups A47B 97/001 or B43B1/04.

Paper baskets (refuse receptacles B65F 1/00)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Refuse receptacles
Holders for articles of personal use in general, e.g. brushes
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Devices for fastening household utensils, or the like, to tables, walls, or the like (for kitchen utensils A47J 45/02)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Devices for fastening kitchen utensils, or the like, to tables, walls, or the like
Key holders; Key boards (key cases A45C 11/32)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Key boards, key racks for suspending one or in general more keys with or without a key ring for personal use.

EP1659907

GB2363707
US4133195

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Key rings
Keys
Bags or wallets for keys
Display stands for keys
Mail or newspaper receptacles, e.g. letter-boxes; Openings in doors or the like for delivering mail or newspapers (A47G 29/14 takes precedence; chutes for mail in buildings B65G 11/04; [N: for desktop use B42F 7/10])
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Receptacles or openings for receiving letters and/or newspapers; accessories therefor, e.g. mail pouches fixed behind opening, letter retaining clips

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Deposit receptacles for food, e.g. breakfast, milk, or large parcels; Similar receptacles for food or large parcels with appliances for preventing unauthorised removal of the deposited articles, i.e. food or large parcels
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Receptacles for receiving food, packages and/or internet purchased goods
Coin freed apparatuses
Advertising on letterboxes
Sorting of mail
Bank deposits, safes, counters
Alarms, signalling devices in general
Chutes for mail in buildings
Mail receptacles for desktop use
[N: Letter-box assemblies for apartment buildings]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Letter-box assemblies, modular letter-boxes, letter-boxes intended to be stacked (even when not explicitely stated, e.g. having free side walls), assemblies of rural (US-type) letter-boxes e.g. with a single pedestal, and parts, details or accessories (not A47G 29/122 to A47G 29/126).

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Arrays of post-office boxes
[N: Newspaper receptacles]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Receptacles or the like specially adapted for receiving delivered newspapers

Attachments to letter-boxes specially adapted for receiving delivered newspapers

Clips for fixing a newspaper e.g. to the front door US4335864, to a post US4138055

Devices for attaching a newspaper receptacle to a letter-box

Parts, details, or accessories, e.g. signalling devices

[N: Signalling devices]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

[N: for posting letters (combined with franking apparatus G07B 17/00)]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Official PTT boxes, e.g. street pillar boxes for posting letters.

Parts, details, or accessories adapted to the official rather than home use e.g.

indication of collection time, to facilitate mail collection (emptying),

letter sorting, counting (DE43417), anti-theft, tamper-proof, rain-proof,

mail transfer to PO (US2900046).

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Advertising on letter-boxes
Boxes for receiving parcels
Sorting mail
Combined with franking apparatus
[N: Rural letter-boxes]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

[N: Signalling devices]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

Parts, details, or accessories, e.g. signalling devices, lamps, devices for leaving messages [N: (A47G 29/1201 to A47G 29/1218 take precedence)]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Not 'e.g.' but restricted to:

- lamps,

- devices for leaving messages (paper rolls, bloc notes, cassette recorder US4291342),

- devices against vandalism e.g. fire preventing/extinguishing means,

- (transparent) window to view contents,

- signalling devices,

- otherwise A47G 29/12.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Parts, details, or accessories of letter-box assemblies for apartment buildings, of newspaper receptacles, of letter-boxes for posting letters, of rural letter-boxes, or of Post Office boxes
[N: Signalling devices]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

Appliances to prevent unauthorised removal of contents
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Letter flap (b)locking devices

Devices pulling mail inside the house

Devices against lifting of mail

One-way slots

Mail guiding means

Preventing theft of the letter flap

Etc.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
From rural letter-boxes
From letter-boxes in appartment blocks
From official letter-boxes
Letter flaps
Alarms for detecting opening of letter-box
Mounting of letter-boxes to/in a wall
Lids for access slits
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Means for fixing to a door or the like to prevent ingress of rain water

to prevent draught spring biaising means combined with door knocker (mainly GB doc's) etc.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Letter flap (b)locking means, means preventing removal of e.g. one-way flaps
In combination with signalling means
Specially adapted for letter-box arrays
Religious or ritual equipment in dwelling or for general use
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Rosaries
Crosses, crucifixes for personal wear
[N: Trophies (medals A44C 3/00; mounting of hunting trophies B44C 5/02)]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Medals
Mounting of hunting trophies
Altars; Religious shrines; Fonts for holy water; Crucifixes
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Crucifixes for personal wear
Christmas trees (lighting devices therefor F21S [N: electric candles F21S 10/04, string lighting systems F21S 4/00], candle holders F21V 35/00, [N: light guides for lighting systems G02B 6/00])
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Devices related to Christmas trees e.g.

devices for attaching a wooden branch to a Christmas tree

decorative covers and fences for Christmas tree stands

devices for vibrating a Christmas tree

fire extinguishers, smoke detectors especially for Christmas trees

Christmas sock or stocking holders

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Devices for attaching an artificial branch to an artificial Christmas tree
Lighting devices therefor
Electric candles
String lighting systems
Candle holders
Light guides for lighting systems
Artificial Christmas trees
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

[N: involving motion]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Motion includes moving bubbles in (boiling) liquid and moving light rays.

[N: specially adapted for emitting sound]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Examples:

bells when able to produce sound

ornaments comprising a music box

bell hammers rotating by hot air current.

Special rules of classification within this group

When also motion e.g. rotational then also A47G 33/0809.

[N: comprising means for attaching toa lamp or candle holder, e.g. reflectors, lamp shades]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Ornamental shades, reflectors or the like intended to be directly attached to a lamp or lamp holder or a light string.

[N: Artificial snow, ice or icicles]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Flocking devices, compositions, icicle shaped decorations, no tinsels.

[N: comprising fragrance releasing means]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Scent emitting ornaments see also
Christmas tree stands [N: (sockets or holders for poles or posts E04H 12/2238)]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Sockets or holders for poles or posts
Other dwelling equipment
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Devices actuated by air currents
Decorative arts
B44
Furniture
Jewellery
Special rules of classification within this group

Not in use

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