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

A47G relates to household or hotel equipment:

  • Distinguished from kitchen equipment (A47J), shop equipment (A47F) and bathroom equipment (A47K),
  • Not including furniture (A47B, A47C), 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, {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; {optical viewing means for vehicles B60R 1/00})
Definition statement
This subgroup 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

{Interconnected frames; Frame assemblies; Frames for two or more pictures}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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adjustable {(A47G 1/0644 takes precedence)}
References relevant to classification in this group
This subgroup does not cover:

Using a tension wire for holding the members or corner pieces together

Photograph stands
Definition statement
This subgroup 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

{Supporting legs or feet}
Definition statement
This subgroup 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

{Pivotable legs}
Definition statement
This subgroup 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
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Devices for hanging or supporting articles alike pictures and mirrors but not blackboards, maps, drawings
  • Distance holders between picture and wall
  • Devices to be fixed e.g. nailed to a picture having a prong/nail for mounting to a (gypsum) wall
  • Carriers for pictures e.g. handles
  • Transport cases/frames for pictures or framed pictures, e.g. travelling crates/boxes
  • Devices for hanging paintings in a depot (US2002/0179802 A, -803 A
  • Protective covers for a suspended picture
  • Supports on which picture stands
  • Stand from which picture is suspended (DE89129344)

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

Show hangers for carpets (or quilts) in the form of flat shaped samples

Wall mounting or suspension arrangements for blackboards or the like

Devices for supporting maps, drawings or the like including means for preventing rolling-up

Devices for supporting screens, monitors, etc

Supports or holders for show-cards (photos) using suspension clamps

Suspension devices for calendar blocks

Show hangers for pictures

Curtain suspension devices

Advertising boards and signs

Packaging containers

Adjustable means for suspending the supporting construction of (false) ceilings

Grips, hooks, or the like for hanging-up towels

Devices for fastening kitchen utensils to walls

Devices for fastening household utensils to walls

Hanging of cleaning tools

Storage means for workshops facilitating access to, or handling of, work, tools or instruments

Loops, hooks, cords for suspending single sausages

Mountings for producing special ornamental bodies for pictures; mountings of horns (hunting trophies) on plates

Thumb-tacks

Paper-clips

Devices for marking-out work (templates)

Bubble levels

Picture frames comprising bubble levels

Fastening devices for Christmas tree decorations

{comprising a wall member cooperating with a corresponding picture member}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Devices comprising a member to be fixed to a wall or the like surface and a member to be fixed to a picture, the shape of each member is specially adapted to the shape of the other, e.g. a male and a female member, Velcro. "Specially adapted" is to be interpreted as differing from the conventional wall fasteners as nails, screws, etc. and the conventional picture fasteners as suspension cords, loops, eyes etc. The picture member might be an integral part of the picture (frame).

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

Picture suspension wire loops; suspension wire arrangements

Eye bolts, ring-shaped fastenings (metal loops) for connecting a picture to a wall hook or nail

Appliances for adjusting picture inclination

Screws, nails, eyes in general

Hanging or supporting displays and signs

Suspension fittings for (kitchen) cabinets to be hung on walls

Devices for supporting screens, monitors, etc.

Devices for supporting bathroom accessories

Storage means for workshops

Clamping devices for hanging cleaning tools

{and being adjustable}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

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"Adjustable" refers to the devices, not the pictures, mirrors, or the like.

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

Appliances for adjusting picture inclination

Means for fastening cables to objects in general

Devices for supporting screens, monitors, etc

Suspension fittings for (kitchen) cabinets to be hung on walls

{Picture members for connection to a conventional wall hook or nail}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Members to be fixed to a picture for connecting to a conventional wall fastener such as a nail, screw or the like. The member might be integrated in the picture (frame). A suspension cord and its arrangement on the back of a picture is not considered to be such a member. For example: picture loops made of stiff wire, eye bolts, ring-shaped fastenings (metal wire loops).

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

Ring-shaped fastenings, metal wire loops for connecting a suspension cord to picture

Picture suspension cord loops; picture suspension cords; suspension cord arrangements

Appliances for adjusting picture inclination

Suspension fittings for (kitchen) cabinets to be hung on walls

Suspension devices for calendar blocks

{and being adjustable}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

"Adjustable" refers to the picture member, not the picture.

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

Ring-shaped fastenings, metal wire loops for connecting a suspension cord to picture

Picture suspension cord loops; picture suspension cords; suspension cord arrangements

Appliances for adjusting picture inclination

Suspension fittings for (kitchen) cabinets to be hung on walls

{Wall members for connection to a conventional picture}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Members not being a hook, to be fixed to a wall for connecting to a conventional picture fastener such as a suspension cord, eye bolt or the like, or to a canvas stretching frame.

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

Picture hooks

Eye bolts, ring-shaped fastenings (metal loops) for connecting a picture to a wall hook or nail

Appliances for adjusting picture inclination

Devices for fastening in general: screws, bolts, hooks, eyes, nails, etc.

{and being adjustable}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • "Adjustable" refers to the wall member, not the picture.
  • Overlap with the adjustable picture hooks A47G 1/202.

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

Adjustable picture hooks

Appliances for adjusting picture inclination

Devices for fastening in general: screws, bolts, hooks, eyes, nails, etc.

{for decorative plates}
Definition statement
This subgroup 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

{for connecting to a surface other than a flat wall, e.g. room corner, ceiling, window}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Devices for attaching a picture to any other surface than a flat wall, e.g. room corner, ceiling, cable, pole, door, window, window sill, window shutter, sleeping bed, grille, shelf, appliance (monitor), wall switch, (wood) panelled wall/ceiling, etc. but not a picture rail
  • Cable anchors for wall, ceiling, etc.
  • Cables tensioned along a wall
  • Cables between floor and ceiling

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

Devices for fixing a picture to cable or pole hanging from a picture rail

Devices for supporting screens, monitors, etc.

Means for fastening cables to objects in general

Hooks for perforated boards/peg boards

Picture hooks for mounting to a brick wall or wall paper

Clothes hooks for mounting to a brick wall

Adjustable mirror supports for dressing tables

{for rotatably hanging or supporting}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Devices for rotatably hanging or supporting a picture.

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

Appliances for adjusting picture inclination, adjustable mirror supports for dressing tables

Interconnected frames; frames having an image on front and back side

Rotatable picture frames

A47G1/06(B)

Frontloading picture frames

Devices for supporting screens, monitors, etc.

Advertising boards and signs

{Devices for connecting a suspension wire to a picture}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Simple devices related to their attachment to the picture, not to the arrangement of the suspension wire.

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

Picture suspension wire loops; suspension wire arrangements

Eye bolts, ring-shaped fastenings (metal loops) for connecting a picture to a wall hook or nail

Appliances for adjusting picture inclination

Picture frames using a tension wire for holding the members or corner pieces together

Means for fastening cables to objects in general

using adhesives, suction or magnetism {(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 subgroup 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
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Picture suspension cords, chains
  • Arrangement of suspension cords on a picture
  • Adjustable suspension cords
  • Picture loops made of cord

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

Picture loops made of stiff wire; Eye bolts; Ring-shaped fastenings (metal wire loops) for connecting a picture to a wall hook or nail

Devices for connecting a suspension cord to a picture

Appliances for adjusting picture inclination

Picture frames using a tension wire for holding the members or corner pieces together

Means for fastening cables to objects in general

Picture hooks; X-hooks (plugs or hooks for general use F16B 13/00, F16B 45/00)
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Picture hooks to be fixed to a wall

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

Hooks to be attached to a picture rail or to a wire hanging from a picture rail

Wall members for connection to a conventional picture or canvas frame

Devices to be fixed to a picture having a prong/nail for mounting to a (gypsum) wall

Picture hooks attachable by using adhesive, suction or magnetism

Hooks in general

Clothes hooks

Hooks for hanging-up towels

Wall mounting or suspension arrangements for blackboards, maps, drawings

Hanging of cleaning tools

Storage means for workshops facilitating access to, or handling of, work, tools or instruments

Hooks for suspending single sausages

Hooks for perforated boards/peg boards

{adjustable}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Adjustable picture hooks to be fixed to a wall

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

Adjustable hooks to be attached to a picture rail or to a wire hanging from a picture rail

Adjustable wall members for connection to a conventional picture or canvas frame

Adjustable wall mounting or suspension arrangements for blackboards, maps, drawings

{Devices for positioning picture hooks on a wall}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Devices for marking where to drill in the wall
  • Positioning devices for temporarily holding a picture in front of a wall
  • Templates

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

Devices for marking-out work (templates)

Bubble levels

Picture frames comprising bubble levels

with clamping action (in general F16B 2/00)
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Devices for hanging or supporting articles alike pictures and mirrors but not blackboards, maps, drawings

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

Show hangers for carpets, wall paper, textile materials in the form of flat shaped samples

Devices for suspending handbags from tables, chairs or the like

Grips, hooks, or the like for hanging-up towels

Clamping devices for hanging cleaning tools

Storage means for workshops facilitating access to, or handling of, work, tools or instruments

Paper-clips

Suspended filing appliances for hanging a single large drawing or the like e.g. with self-locking means

Clothes-pegs

Hooks with clamping action in general

Supports or holders for show-cards (photos) using suspension clamps

{Mirror clamps}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

All kinds of clamps for fixing a mirror or alike frameless panel to a wall. Clamp parts might fix a mirror in any direction (e.g. top to bottom, front to back, both) with or without a compressing force (pressing or holding).

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

Devices for hanging or supporting decorative plates

Frameless picture holders

Clamps for glass plates of show cases

Supports or holders for show-cards (photos) using suspension clamps

Appliances for adjusting pictures, mirrors, or the like, into a desired position, especially inclined {(A47G 1/1646 - A47G 1/22 take precedence)}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Appliances to support or suspend a picture or a mirror at different positions, rather than to adjust to a single position
  • Appliances for the suspension at different inclinations of a picture or a mirror
  • Appliances for the suspension at different heights of a picture or mirror
  • Appliances for the suspension at different distances to the wall (depths) of a picture or a mirror
  • Dressing tables, bathroom cabinets or the like provided with a mirror which position is adjustable (tilt, height, depth). Mirror supports therefor.
  • Movable standing mirrors, mirror stands

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

Adjustable rear view mirrors

Other supports for positioning apparatus or articles

Stands or trestles as support for apparatus or articles placed thereon

Mountings, adjusting means for mirrors as optical elements comprising means for manually aligning the optical axis

Mirror cabinets; Dressing tables

Special rules of classification within this subclass/group

A47G 1/1646 - A47G 1/22 take precedence.

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 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 subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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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

{Flower tables or stands}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Stands with wheels also

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{Hanging flower-pot holders, e.g. mounted on walls, balcony fences or the like (on windows or doors A47H 27/00)}
Definition statement
This subgroup 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 subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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{made of flexible sheets of non-resilient material}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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Bed-covers; Counterpanes; Travelling rugs; Sleeping rugs; Sleeping bags; Pillows {(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, alèse

Mattrass tickings and mattrass covers

Drying cloths for dishes

Fire blankets

Horse blankets

Swaddling cloths or blankets for babies

When sleeping bag like also

{comprising deodorising, fragrance releasing, therapeutic or disinfecting substances}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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Bed linen; Blankets; Counterpanes
Definition statement
This subgroup 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.

References relevant to classification in this group

Examples of places where the subject matter of this group is covered when specially adapted, used for a particular purpose, or incorporated in a larger system:

Sheets specially adapted for use as or with stretchers for patients or disabled persons

{Blankets; Duvets}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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

Fillings for duvets

{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

{Blankets}
Definition statement
This subgroup 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

{Bed linen}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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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

{Fitted sheets (loose furniture covers A47C 31/10)}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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

Loose furniture covers

{Counterpanes}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

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{Bed skirts, valances or dust ruffles (A47G 9/0284 takes precedence)}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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References relevant to classification in this group
This subgroup 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 subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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{for covering the ground, e.g. picnic or beach blankets}
Definition statement
This subgroup 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.

1.1.1.

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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

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

Picnic table covers

Sleeping bags
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • sleeping bags for use on a bed (indoor) e.g. for fixing a patient to the bed (see also A61F 5/3776; for fixing a child -A47G 9/083),
  • thin, low insulation sleeping bags,
  • upper- lower sheet combinations eventually with pillow slip for use on a hotel bed for hygienic reasons (see also -A47G 9/02),
  • sleeping bags for use on a sofa, in train couchette,
  • foot bags.
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Mattresses for sleeping bags

Upper - lower sheet combinations eventually with pillow slip for general use

Arrangement of insulating layers of duvets or sleeping bags

For perambulators

Sleeping bag liners

Loose filling materials

{for babies and infants}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • bunting bags with shoulder straps (trappelzak, Strampelsack
  • play mat and sleeping bag combinations, e.g. with stowing pocket (pillow slip) and/or carrying straps,
  • length adjustable sleeping bags,
  • sleeping bags with funny design, e.g. animal, chess board, dolls for storing, book, - sleeping bags fixable to the bed.
  • sleeping bags fixable to the bed.
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

slip-in bags, swaddling clothes. Contains many bunting bags (serious overlap);

restraining devices, e.g. body harnesses, for children in beds;

idem for (adult) patients.

{for outdoor sleeping}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

sleeping bags for travelling or camping, e.g.:

  • mummy bags,
  • twin sleeping bags,
  • rescue (body) bags,
  • variable insulation sleeping bags,
  • sleeping bags including a (air) mattress,
  • length/width adjustable sleeping bags,
  • disposable (paper) sleeping bags,
  • sleeping bags convertible to clothing,
  • sleeping bag for a dog (US 3 842 454 A);

details concerning insulating materials, cold bridge prevention, etc.;

accessories for sleeping bags, for example:

  • devices for stowing or rolling up,
  • sheet liners,
  • hoods, roofs, hammocks.
References relevant to classification in this subclass/group
This subgroup does not cover:

sleeping bags for babies and infants

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

Travelling or camp equipment,

Sacks or packs convertible into sleeping bags,

Hammocks,

Poultices for effecting heating (apparently including victim rescue bags)

Sheets for use with stretchers (apparently including victim rescue bags),

Sacks for corpses,

Mattresses,

Pillows (pillow holders A47C 21/00, {A47C 21/026}; specially adapted for preventing snoring A61F 5/56)
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Pillows for sleeping while laying rather than sitting

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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

{Rigid frame constructions}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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{Details of inflatable pillows}
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{with cooling or heating means}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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{shaped as, combined with, or convertible into other articles, e.g. dolls, sound equipments, bags or the like}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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Table linen {(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

Table service
Definition statement
This group covers:
  • Table service made from special material (biodegradable, edible, porcelaine), with special coatings or produced via a particular process
  • Cake stands/shields, candle holders for cakes not in the form of covers
  • "kits" containing complete sets of all feeding accessories
  • Food or beverage fanning devices
  • Open dish covers for stacking multiple dishes with food

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After treatment (coating) of ceramics

Coating glass with metals

Candle holders

Cake covers with candle holders

Closed dish covers for stacking multiple dishes with food

Design imitating natural patterns

B44C9/00

Nestable or stackable containers

Plates for lifting cakes out of boxes

{for shellfish}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Table service for shellfish

  • For presenting shrimps, oysters or the like in a cooled environment
  • For eating mussels or other shellfish in a sauce and having easy access to the sauce
Plates, dishes or the like
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Plates adapted for particular types of food (pasta, cerial, seafood, popcorn, snails, soup, etc.
  • Plates with suction cups or other anti-slip features
  • (Cearmic) plates with means to avoid breaking
  • Stacking features to avoid damages due to scratches
  • Plates with food stabilising means
  • Plates with means to avoid insect entering the plate
  • Collapsible plates
  • Plates with anti-spill features
  • Plates with means for separating liquid and solid foodstuff

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Pet food trays

Tray-like containers in general

Nestable or stackable containers

Baking forms

Cutting boards

Containers specially adapted for micro-waves

{Plates comprising indications for dividing cakes or the like into parts of equal size (apparatus for cutting pies or the like into equal segments B26D 3/245)}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

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

Cutting or slicing machines or devices specially adapted for baked articles other than bread

{with means for amusing or giving information to the user}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Displaying dietary information
  • Providing sound, illumination or images
  • With means to entertain or reward children while eating
  • With exchangeable images or information
  • With electronically readable data carrier

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Foldable carton-boxes simulating, or transformable into, a special configuration, e.g. a car, a house, an animal

Adverticing combined with tableware

Processes for producing special ornamental bodies

Weighing apparatus

Toys

Games

{with means for keeping food cool or hot}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

"hot plates" with chamber for heat storing liquid or solid material

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

Containers with thermal insulation

Portable cooling devices using ice

Cooking vessels using heat storage elements

Heat storage apparatus in general using latent heat

Materials releasing or absorbing heat during crystalisation

Table service with heating, cooling or heat insulation

A47G19/00&C (FI)

for using only once, e.g. made of paper
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Plates or dishes having multiple strippable face layers or replaceable plates
  • Plates or dishes made from ice, dough or other edible material

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

Pet food trays

Disposable baking forms

Edible, baked containers, e.g. cups or cones to be filled

Edible food containers

Corrugating paper or cardboard

Layered products

Trays or like shallow containers

Wrappers or flexible covers

Plates with detachable waste receptacles
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Detachable receptacles for holding condiments, sauces or other additional food items on a plate
  • Detachable waste receptacles

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Attachments to trays

Glass holder attachable to a plate

Containers for two or more different materials which must be maintained separate prior to use

External fittings for containers

Plates with integral holders for spoons, glasses, or the like
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Plates with detachable cutlery
  • Cocktail or party trays for easily holding food and drink with one hand

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Utensils inserted in containers

Utensils provided inside closures or lids for containers

{with thumb holes, handles or the like enabling the user to support the plate from below}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Plates with thumb holes, handles or the like positioned below the tray facilitating carrying
  • Plate and glass assemblies, where the glass is used as a handle for carrying

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

Trays or like shallow containers

Plate-holders

Serving trays with thumb holes, handles or the like positioned below the tray facilitating carrying the tray with one hand

Plate-holders (holders for kitchen pots A47J 45/10)
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Devices for carrying or holding one or more plates
  • Holder for (hot) containers such as casseroles and the like
  • Stands for supporting one or more plates on a table

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Plate and glass assemblies, where the glass is used as a handle for carrying

Washing machine racks

Holders for semiconductor devices

Record carriers

Racks for printed circuits

Devices for securing plates to the table
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Plates fixed on a table by suction cups, magnets, adhesive, clamps, straps or the like.

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Devices for securing receptacles to tables

Table mats

Suction cups for attaching purposes

Children's chairs with trays

Glass or bottle holders attachable to a table

Holders for glasses, ashtrays, lamps, candles or the like forming part of tables

Vessels or pots for table use
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Lids or strainers for use in pitchers
  • Means for fixing spouts or handles to pitchers
  • Pitchers with means for mixing content
  • Pitchers with means for separating different liquids
  • Pitchers with level indicators

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Pitchers with filters for producing potable water

Detachable handles for coffee pots

A47J 45/078 (fixed handles A47J 45/067)

Detachable collar handles for hollow-ware

A47J 45/077 (fixed handles A47J 45/066)

Portable cooling devices using ice

Thermally-insulated vessels

Treatment of water by permanent magnets

Treatment of water using household-type filters

Closures with pouring spouts

Filters or strainers for coffee or tea makers

Hinged, loosely-engaging lids or covers for jars

{for holding and dispensing a plurality of different liquids}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Multi chambered vessels (tea or coffee pots, drinking cups)

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{the lid comprising a compartment for holding sugar, cream or the like}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

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{with means for keeping liquid cool or hot (vacuum bottles A47J 41/02)}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Pitchers with cooling/heating elements
  • Thermally insulated, double walled pitchers

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

Containers with thermal insulation

Vacuum bottles

Portable cooling devices using ice

Coffee or tea pots (filters, strainers A47J 31/06)
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Pots specially adapted for use with a coffee or tea brewing machine
  • Teapot with arrangements for holding tea leaves inside the pot
  • Coffee or teapots with means for reducing oxidation and evaporation
  • Stirring apparatus fittable into coffee or teapots
  • Pots for simultaneous pouring of more than one liquid, for example tea and milk

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Apparatus in which ground coffee or tea-leaves are immersed in the hot liquid in the beverage container

Coffee-making machines with removable coffe filter, to be placed on top of the coffee pot

Coffee or tea-making apparatus with filters placed in or behind pouring spouts

Water-boiling vessels (kettles)

Water boiling vessels in beverage making machines

Lids, covers or knobs for beverage making apparatus

{Drip catchers for coffee or tea pots}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Anti-dripping pouring spout constructions
  • Loose or loosely-attached drip catchers for coffee or teapots
  • Similar devices for/in drinking cups

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

Pouring-spouts for cooking vessels

Drip catchers or drip-preventing means for bottles or jars

Closures with drip catchers or drip-preventing means

Cooking utensils with channels collecting overflowing liquid

Closures with pouring spouts

Antidrip nozzles, spouts or pouring devices

222/571 (UC)

Drip leakage or waste catching

222/108 (UC)

Tea infusers, e.g. infusing bags, egg-shaped infuses (for using only once, e.g. made of paper, B65B, B65D)
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Strainers suspended inside tea or coffee pots
  • Tea/coffee bags/filters for use more than once
  • Clamps or other non-integral arrangements to fix tea bags in pots or cups
  • Tea strainers in the shape of an "egg", spoon or clamp

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

Tea bags for using only once

Immersible, e.g. rotatable, filters in coffee or tea apparatus

Filters or strainers for coffee or tea makers suspended from the top of the beverage container

Spoons comprising beverage additives

A47G21/04D

Tea bag squeezers

Drinking straws with means for changing the flavour of the liquid

Drinking cups with integral tea bag holding means

For using only once, e.g. made of paper,

Containers for delivering jam, mustard, or the like (soap deliverers A47K 5/06)
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Anti-clogging structures for containers
  • The liquid being dispensed by gravity (opening a valve) or by pouring
  • Containers specially adapted for jam, mustard, honey, ketchup or other high viscosity liquid foodstuff

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

Kitchen containers with dispensing devices

Racks for dispensing merchandise from the bottom

Closures with discharging devices

Separate pouring-spouts for cooking vessels

Containers or packages with special means for dispensing contents

Apparatus dispensing a predetermined volume of fluid or fluent solid material

Soap deliverers

{by applying external pressure, i.e. by pumping or squeezing}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Containers with various types of pumps
  • Squeezable containers

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

Hand-held pumping apparatus, using the muscular energy of the operator

Handtools for discharging contents

Containers with special means for dispensing contents

Devices for transferring liquids from bulk storage container by manually operable pumping apparatus

Apparatus for decorating sweetmeats or confectionery

{combined with a spreading implement}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Containers with integral or attachable supports or wipers for a spreading element
  • Spreading implements attached to the lid of the container

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

Lids or covers provided with eating utensils

Holders for table utensils attachable to plates, jars or the like

Internal fittings of rigid or semi-rigid containers

Details of bottles or jars not otherwise provided for

Holders for spoons or the like attached to cooking pots

Closures combined with brushes or rods for applying or stirring contents

Containers enclosing articles (spoons, forks, spatulas, drinking straws)

Brush holders (for/in paint cans)

Tea or coffee pot cosies
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Insulating hoods or jackets for pitchers, coffee pots or tea pots

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Insulating sleeves or jackets for cans, bottles, barrels, etc

Protective covers for feeding-bottles

Protective covers for food containers

Drinking vessels or saucers used for table service (glass or drinking-vessel underlays A47G 23/03; {cups as travelling or camp articles A45F 3/16; collapsible cups A45F 3/20; cups made of plastics B65D 1/265, made of paper B65D 3/06; measuring cups G01F 9/00})
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Mechanisms for supporting on or submerging foodstuff into a drink (teabags, cookies, feuerzangenbowle, creamer, etc.)
  • Details of handles
  • Glass frosting devices
  • Detachable covers/lids

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

Non-integral handles for (disposable) cups

Disposable drinking cups

Cups for taking medicines

Advertising on tableware

Handles for hollow-ware

Detachable handle for hollow-ware

Heat insulating handles for hollow-ware

Collapsible travel cups

Teabags or the like with features facilitating their manipulation or suspension

Containers for two or more different materials which must be maintained separate prior to use

External fittings for containers

Glass or drinking-vessel underlays

Cups as travelling or camp articles

Collapsible cups

Made of paper

Measuring cups

{Drinking glasses or vessels (A47G 19/23 takes precedence)}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Tasting glasses
  • Sealed, pre-filled (wine) glasses
  • Drinking vessels with pivotable lids/covers
  • Drinking vessels with mixing/stirring means
  • Splash/spill proof cups/glasses
  • Dual/multiple compartment vessels for multiple liquids, to be mixed during drinking or to be consumed separately
  • Vessels with integral compartments for holding additional items (for example foodstuff to be consumed together with the liquid)
  • Vessels with specially shaped bottoms, which can only rest in corresponding supports
  • Glasses snapping onto other articles e.g. bottles
  • Bottles convertible into glasses
  • Glasses with reinforcements to avoid breaking
  • Glasses for administering medicine (swallowing pills or the like)
  • Sets of glasses for (simultaneous) use by couples or groups

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

Disposable drinking cups

Cups for taking medicines

Advertising on tableware

Collapsible travel cups

Caps or cap-like covers serving as, or incorporating, drinking vessels

Closures not otherwise provided for

B65D 51/00 (Loosely-engaging, hinged lids B65D 51/04)

Hand-held shakers for mixing drinks

Communion cups

Non-integral handles for (disposable) cups

Portable (adapted to be carried personally) containers using cold materials

Glasses for holding a tooth brush

Of stackable type

{Lip- or moustache-protecting devices for drinking glasses; Strainers set in a movable or fixed manner in the glasses}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Strainers to retain ice cubes or the like in glasses
  • Anti spiking covers for drinking glasses
  • Anti splash devices to be mounted on or in drinking glasses
  • Net covers preventing entry of insects

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

Separable nozzles or spouts for containers

Removable lids or covers

Internal fittings fot containers

Splash or ice guards for pitchers

Closures with pouring spouts

Closures not otherwise provided for

Splatter shield or deflector

220/731 (UC)

Mustache guard

D7/396.3 (UC)

Internal anti-splash or anti-spill device

220/719 (UC)

{Sanitary lip guards mounted on the rim (A47G 19/2266 takes precedence)}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

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

Separate nozzles or spouts for containers

Means for facilitating drinking, e.g. for infants or invalids

Sanitary lip guards

220/716 (UC)

Mustache guards

D7/396.3 (UC)

{Straw holders therefor}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Straw holders in the form of clips, clamps, (partial) covers, etc.
  • Some straw holders for bottles, cans, etc. as well

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Holders or carriers for hand articles

Drinking straws incorporated during the filling of containers

{with means for amusing or giving information to the user (A47G 23/16 takes precedence)}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Drinking vessels combined with toys or games
  • Drinking vessels with (exchangeable) commercial, decorative or informative inserts
  • Drinking vessels for couples
  • Drinking vessels with mainly decorative aspects
  • Drinking vessels with:
  • Illumination
  • Sound
  • Thermometers
  • Liquid level indicators
  • Timers
  • Transmitters
  • Identification means

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

Advertising on tableware

Games or toys

Processes for producing special ornamental bodies

Changing, amusing, or secret pictures

Measuring-cups

Inserts or accessories added or incorporated during filling of containers

Light sources using chemiluminescence

Electroluminescent light sources

Lighting devices combined with other articles

Containers, or parts thereof, simulating or being incorporated into other items

Combined with drinking vessels or with lids therefor

{related to the evolution of bubbles in carbonated beverages}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Drinking glasses treated to induce bubble formation on part of the bottom or side of the glass
  • Drinking glasses with means for injecting air into the drink

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

Details of bottles or jars not otherwise provided for

Containers with means specially adapted for effervescing the liquids, e.g. for forming bubbles or beer head

Packages with special means for effervescing the content, e.g. for forming bubbles

Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting, boring

Printing on glass or ceramic surfaces

Surface treatment of glass by etching

Surface treatment of glass by sand-blasting, grinding or the like

Other drinkiing vessels

A47G19/22&Z (FI)

{with illumination means}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Drinking vessels comprising various types of illumination

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{with sound emitting means}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Drinking vessels comprising various means for producing sound

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{vessels with thermometers}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Drinking vessels comprising temperature indicating means

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{Details related to the connection between the liquid containing part and the supporting part}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Bottles convertible into drinking cups
  • Fixing the liquid containing part of the supporting part by:
  • Snap-fit
  • Screwing
  • Press fit
  • Gluing
  • Cementing

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

Containers adapted to be used for non-packaging purposes after removal of contents

Flower vases

Container closures being specifically formed for supporting the container

Re-forming shaped glass

Joining pieces of glass to pieces of (other) inorganic material

Containers having bodies formed by interconnecting or uniting two or more rigid components made wholly or mainly of plastics

Processes for producing special ornamental bodies

{with integral means to prevent the glass from slipping or tipping-over (non-integral means A47G 23/0216)}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Glasses with specially wide or heavy base
  • Glasses having magnets, suction elements, ground anchors, non-slip elements, etc at the base

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

Separate holders (stabilizers) for one glass or cup

Arrangements of receptacles for food or beverages in vehicles

External fittings for containers

Devices for securing plates to the table

Flower vases

Details of bottles or jars not otherwise provided for

{Means for facilitating drinking, e.g. for infants or invalids}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Drinking vessels shaped to reduce neck movement during drinking
  • Drinking vessels limiting the amount that can be drunk at one time
  • Drinking vessels with non-integral "bottle neck" extensions
  • Drinking vessels for multiple users
  • Sportsflasks not otherwise provided for
  • using drinking starws/tubes to withdraw the liquid
  • with bite valves

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

Drinking straws prepackaged inside containers

Water bottles

Feeding bottles

Fluid valves (check valves F16K 15/00)

Closures with means for filling and discharging

Administering medicines orally

Feeding tubes for therapeutic purposes

Insulated sports bottles

Attaching bottles to cycles

{from drinking glasses or cups comprising lids or covers}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Training cups for children, i.e. the lid or cover comprising a spout or the like
  • Drinking vessels comprising removable, nin-disposable lids or covers, provided with valves or other means to minimise spilling when, for example, tipped over
  • Drinking vessels with drink-through lids of the non-disposable type

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

(Disposable!) Closures with means for discharging contents

Teats for feeding-bottles

Feeding-bottles

Drinking straws prepackaged inside containers

Water bottles

Fluid valves (check valves F16K 15/00)

{Saucers}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Cup and matching saucer sets
  • Saucers with anti-drip features
  • Saucers with means for keeping spoons in place
  • Saucers with means for stabilising the cup (complementary shapes, magnets, suction cups, etc)
  • Saucers with means for presenting bills or receiving change

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

Underlays for glasses or drinking-vessels

Attachments to trays

Holders for one glass or cup

Change trays

{with means for keeping liquid cool or hot}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Double walled, insulating glasses
  • Glasses having cooling/heating elements (phase changing elements, liquids, etc) incorporated
  • Glasses with integral elements (not handles) to avoid scolding hands
  • Glasses with dry ice or ice cubes arranged so as not to dilute the drink
  • Glasses or cups with active heating or cooling
  • Glasses made from ice

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Containers with thermal insulation (drinking cups B65D 81/3865)

Portable cooling devices using ice

Drinking cups with heating means

Thermally-insulated vessels

Heat storage apparatus in general using latent heat

Materials releasing or absorbing heat during crystalisation

Containers providing specific environment for contents, e.g. temperature above or below ambient

Moulds for producing ice

Drinking vessels with heating, cooling or heat insulation

A47G19/22&C (FI)

Drinking vessels having means for maintaining contents hot or cold

220/592.17 (UC)

Cooled, portable drinking container

62/457.3 (UC)

{Self-righting drinking vessels, e.g. with means generating a moment to stay upright}
Definition statement
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of stackable type
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Complete sets of stackable crockery or dishware
  • Stacking features stabilising stacked crockery or dishware
  • Stacking features reducing scratches on main visible surfaces of dishware
  • Modular sets of crockery or dishware

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Disposable drinking cups

Flower vases

Collapsible or stackable cups

Separate stacking elements for plates or dishes filled with food

Nestable or stackable containers

Table service characterized by stacking

A47G19/00&H (FI) and A47G19/02&F (FI)

Stacking

3B001/CC22 (FT)

Shakers for salt, pepper, sugar, or the like {(closures comprising hand-operated members for controlling discharge B65D 47/20)}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Salt, pepper or sugar shakers without portioning of content
  • Anti-clogging devices (balls/weights to be shaken, piercers or swipers for openings, hygroscopic materials, heating, vibrators, etc.)
  • Shakers combined with other articles (cutlery, egg cups, napkin holders, figurines, illumination, etc.)
  • Salt & pepper sets

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Containers for dispensing powdered or granular material

Closures with means for filling and discharging

Closed containers with dispensing devices for granulated foodstuffs

Spice mills

Kitchen sifters for flour or the like

Closures provided with means for facilitating lifting or suspending of the container

Food containers dispensing a certain quantity of powdered or granulated foodstuffs, e.g. sugar

Stands, or holders for kitchen articles

Butter or cheese dishes or covers, with or without cooling or heating devices; Protective covers for food containers
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Heated/cooled covers/plates for cheese, butter, or the like
  • Butter heaters/softeners
  • Butter dispensers/distributers
  • Ventilated food covers (with anti-odor features)
  • Humidified food covers
  • Collapsible food covers
  • Mechanisms for (automatically) lifting food covers or parts thereof
  • Features for maintaining the cover closed (for example during transport)
  • Cake covers (possibly with candle holders)
  • Dish covers for stacking multiple dishes filled with food

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Portable cooling devices using ice

Lids or covers for cooking-vessels

Containers, packaging elements or packages specially for cheese

Containers, packaging elements or packages specially for bakery products

Removable lids or covers for rigid containers

Miscellaneous kitchen containers

Heat retaining covers (dish-warmers)

Apparatus for shaping butter

Display trays

Cutting using a wire-like cutting member

Covers to keep insects or the like out of drinking glasses

Food covers also in

A47G23/00&D (FI)

{Food-savers, i.e. devices for covering the exposed parts of food items that have been partially consumed}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Devices for covering the exposed parts of partially consumed

  • sausages
  • fruit
  • vegetables
  • cakes
  • bread
  • etc.

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Holders or packs of shirred sausage casings

Closed kitchen containers with arrangements for keeping fresh

Pastry servers

Egg-cups; Openers for boiled eggs (egg-openers as domestic appliances A47J 43/14)
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • With means for cutting or cracking the shell of boiled eggs
  • Collapsible egg cups
  • Egg shelling device for boiled eggs
  • Egg cups with means for fixing to another surface (table, dish, etc.)
  • Egg protectors, e.g. for transporting eggs
  • Egg cups combined with other articles (sale and pepper sets, tea spoon, etc.)

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Devices or machines for opening raw eggs or separating the contents thereof

Grasping devices for eggs; Supporting devices for eggs during boiling

A47J 29/06(Egg-cookers A47J 29/00)

Containers adapted to be used for non-packaging purposes after removal of contents

Containers for articles sensitive to damage by shock or pressure, specifically eggs

{Means for keeping the eggs cold or hot}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Egg cups with heating features
  • Thermall insulated, double walled egg cups

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Egg-cookers

Other containers or devices used as table equipment {(used as kitchen equipment A47J 47/02)}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Dishes or supports suitable for particular types of foodstuff (taco shells, popcorn, nuts, pickles, olives, shell fish (citrus) fruit, food on sticks/skewers, etc.)
  • Non-spill food/snack dishes
  • Dishes with means for lifting preservedfoodstuff out of liquid in which they are kept
  • (collapsible) Stands for plates or dishes
  • Supports (turntables) for decorating cakes
  • Table trash receptacles

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Closed kitchen containers for foodstuffs

Rigid containers having false bottoms provided with passages for draining and receiving liquids

Containers or packages provided with a piston or movable bottom being pulled upwards to dispense the contents

Nestable, stackable, or joinable containers

{Corn cob holders; Butter spreading devices therefor}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Corn cob holders
  • Devices for spreading butter on corn cobs
  • Dishes for corn on the cob

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Coated/coating of foodstuffs with edible coatings

Apparatus for spreading butter on other food items

Tongs; Devices for picking, holding or rotating food

Tools for buttering ear corn

401/12 (UC)

Ear-corn holders

294/5 (UC)

Hand operated butter applicators

D7/670 (UC)

{Taco stands}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Stands for supporting one or more taco shells for example while filling

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Food containers with dispensing devices for bread, rolls, sugar, or the like; Food containers with movable covers (used as shop fittings A47F)
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Food containers for storing and dispensing

  • Bread (sliced)
  • ice cubes
  • sugar (cubes)
  • butter
  • cheese
  • nuts
  • breakfast cereals

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Kitchen containers with dispensing devices

Bread boxes

Used as shop fittings

A47F (racks for dispensing merchandise A47F 1/00)

Containers or packages with special means for dispensing contents

Apparatus dispensing a predetermined volume of fluid or fluent solid material

Distributing ice

dispensing a certain quantity of powdered or granulated foodstuffs, e.g. sugar
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Food containers dispensing a certain quantity of sugar, coffee, cereals or similar powdered or granulated foodstuffs

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Kitchen containers with dispensing devices

Racks for dispensing granulated or powdered merchandise

Containers or packages with special means for dispensing powdered or granular material

Apparatus dispensing a predetermined volume of fluid or fluent solid material

Powder dosing devices for beverage-making apparatus

Dispensers for powdered soap

Table-ware (crumb trays A47L 13/52; table knives B26B)
Definition statement
This group covers:
  • Stirrers for drinks
  • Devices for making layered drinks
  • Table-ware characterised by the material
  • Complete dinnerware sets
  • Table-ware sets for monitoring eating patterns
  • Illuminated cutlery
  • Combined teething and feeding apparatus for infants
  • Childrens cutlery with fixing straps
  • Eating "caps" to put one or more finger(s)
  • "Animated" cutlery for children
  • Shields for eating citrus fruits

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Other culinary hand implements

Stirring devices see also

Manufacture of articles from metallic powder characterised by the special shape

Weighing apparatus

Coating metallic material surfaces or coating with metallic materials

Treatment of water

Illuminated food dummies

Closures provided with eating utensils

Other forms of jewellery

Crumb trays

Table knives

{Holders or wrappers as eating aids for fast food, e.g. hamburgers}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Wrappers or holders for fast-food, sanwiches etc. helping to avoid soiling hands and clothes while eating
  • Wrappers or holders gradually exposing only bite-sized portions while eating

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Rectangular wrappers or flexible covers

Containers, packaging elements or packages specially adapted for particular articles or materials

Packages comprising articles or materials partially or wholly enclosed in folded wrappers

Burger containers e.g. cartons of polygonal cross-section, formed by folding or erecting one or more blanks made of paper

Table napkins

Food tongs

{collapsible}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Various types of collapsible forks or spoons

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Closures provided with eating utensils

Packages formed by enclosing spoons, forks or the like in preformed containers

{Table-ware comprising food additives to be used with foodstuff (spoon-like infusers A47G 19/16; drinking straws A47G 21/183)}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Cutlery containing additives (milk, sugar, spices, etc.)
  • Cutlery with soluble parts

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Re-usable tea infusers

Drinking straws with additives

Foodstuffs fixed on a non-edible supporting member

Spoons specially adapted for taking medicines

Containers for packaging two or more different materials which must be maintained separate prior to use

Tea bags for using only once

Measuring spoons or scoops

Spoons with additives

A47G21/04&D (FI)

{Devices for spreading butter (for corn cob holders A47G 19/303; Apparatus or utensils for shaping butter or the like A47J 9/00)}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Table-ware for spreading and/or softening butter

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Other culinary hand implements

Apparatus for spreading granular material on, or sweeping or coating the surface of baked articles

Miscellaneous kitchen containers with dispensing devices

Containers for delivering jam, mustard, or the like

Corn cob holders

Apparatus or utensils for shaping butter or the like

{with means for keeping food cool or hot}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Utensil (spoons, stirrers, etc.) for cooling drinks
  • Heated utensils for softening/warming foodstuff
  • Food or beverage fanning utensils

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Portable cooling devices using ice

Drinking straws with means for cooling the liquid

Spoons for serving ice-cream

{with means for influencing or monitoring the temperature of the food}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Cutlery with various means for monitoring or influencing temperature

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Forks; Forks with ejectors; Combined forks and spoons; Salad servers
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Connections between the nadle and a spoon-, fork-, or knife part
  • Other handle details applicable to all cutlery types (spoon, fork, knife)
  • Combined cutlery, i.e. the same cutlery being able to perform the function of more than one cutlery type
  • Salad servers

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Table-knives

Serving devices for one-handed persons

Other culinary hand implements

Handle constructions

Attaching handles to implements

Combined or separable sets of table-service utensils

Closures provided with eating utensils

Packages with inserted utensils for removing the contents

Collapsible table-ware

{Forks; Forks with ejectors}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Forks
  • Forks with ejectors
  • Details of fork tines
  • Fruit picks
  • Carving forks with or without hand guards

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Other culinary hand implements

Handle constructions

Attaching handles to implements

{comprising means for rotating the fork, e.g. rotating spaghetti forks}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Motorized or hand-driven pasta twisting forks

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Hand knives with reciprocating motor-driven blades

Portable, power-driven screwdrivers

Spoons; Pastry servers
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Spoons especially for children (with thermometers, toys, teething rings, etc.)
  • Spoons adapted for a particular type of foodstuff
  • Collapsible or foldable spoons
  • Scrapers for jars, vessels, plates or the like

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Measuring spoons or scoops

Cooking spoons; Ladles

Spatulas; Scrapers

Containers enclosing articles (spoons, forks, spatulas, drinking straws)

Spoons for taking medicines

Details of thermometers

Closures combined with eating utensils or spatulas

Weighing apparatus combined with handles of tools or household implements

30/324 (UC)

{Pastry servers}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Utensil for cutting and stabilizing pieces of cake while serving
  • Similar devices for cutting and serving pizzas and the like
  • Utensils with indications for cutting cakes into pieces of equal size
  • Utensils with flexible or hinged blades

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Hand knives with fixed blades

Apparatus for handling baked articles

Other culinary hand implements

Hand knives combined with other implements

Scissors

Hand cutting tools with rotating disc blades

Plates for dividing cakes into pieces of equal size

Combined or separable sets of table-service utensils; Oyster knives with openers; Fish servers with means for removing bones (kitchen equipment A47J)
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Kits or sets of cutlery held together (for easy handling/transport during picnics, camping or the like)
  • Tongs for eating (shell)fish and/or removing bones from fish during eating
  • Fish knives
  • Hinged fork and spoon sets for serving

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Hand knives combined with other implements

Hand knives with fixed blades

Hand tools for the shelling of shellfish

A22C29/02B

Devices for washing or descaling fish by hand

Combined cutlery ie. the same cutlery being able to perform the function of more than one cutlery type

Kitchen equipment

{Oyster knives with openers; Shellfish openers (processing bivalves, e.g. oysters, A22C 29/04)}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Shellfish crushing devices
  • Sea urchin openers
  • Opening oysters by introducing fluid
  • Opening oysters by creating low pressure environment
  • Table forks with cutting edge to separate oyster from lower bi-valve or meat from lobster shells
  • Oysters having a string encircling the adductor muscle to allow easy subsequent opening

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Processing shellfish

A22C 29/00 (processing bivalves, e.g. oysters, A22C 29/04)

Nutcrackers

Forks with cutting edge

Hand tool for crustaceans

452/6 (UC)

Shell openers

30/120.1 (UC)

{Oyster splitters working by forcing a knife or the like between shells (A47G 21/067 takes precedence)}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Oyster splitters for table top use, e.g. oyster support with leveraged shucking knife

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Processing shellfish

Nutcrackers

Separate shucking knives

Separate oyster supports

Oyster punching devices for removing a part of its edge

{Separate oyster supports therefor}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Table top supports for oysters to allow safe introduction of a shucking knife between the bivalves

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Hand protectors especially for the inner part of the hand

Holding or clamping devices for supporting fowl, venison, or other meat, or vegetables, during cooking or during subsequent cutting

Supports in combination with oyster splitters

Support and wedge for bivalve opener

452/16 (UC)

{Hand tools, e.g. shucking knives}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Hand held tools for splitting bivalves
  • Shucking knives
  • Glove shaped oyster supports and shucking knives
  • Pincers

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

Oyster punching devices for removing a part of its edge

Hand protectors especially for the inner part of the hand

Hand tools for the shelling of shellfish

A22C29/02B

Handles with the shape being specially adapted to facilitate handling or improve grip

Nutcrackers

Hand tool for opening bivalves

452/17 (UC)

{electrically operated}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Vibrating shucking knives or scissors
  • Shucking knives with drill
  • Heated shucking knives

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Hand knives with reciprocating motor-driven blades

Percussive tools

{Oyster punching devices for removing a part of its edge}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Devices for removing a part of the oyster at the hinge to facilitate subsequent introduction of a shucking knife (pincers, hammers, rotating grinder discs, etc.)
  • Seals for temporarily sealing the punched oyster

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Hand shears; Scissors

Grinding tools and machines

Industrial processing of bivalves

{Devices for piercing the upper shell of oysters; Muscle cutters for use therewith}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Devices for perforating the upper bivalve in the vicinity of the muscle to subsequently cut the muscle through the perforation with a special knife or tool which may form part of a plug for sealing the perforation.
  • Knife, tools or plugs specially adapted for opening the oyster through such perforation.

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Industrial processing of bivalves

Serving devices for one-handed persons
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Cutlery with features improving grip (ergonomic handle shape, straps, gloves, etc.)
  • Head-operated self-feeding apliance
  • Combined cutlery (knife and fork/spoon), facilitating cutting by one-armed or partially paralysed persons
  • Cutlery with self-levelling food holding part
  • Cutlery with elements to push of (expel/release) food

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Methods or devices enabling invalids to operate an apparatus or a device not forming part of the body

Handles with the shape being specially adapted to facilitate handling or improve grip Accommodation for nursing, e.g. in hospitals

Artificial arms or hands or parts thereof

Orthopaedic devices for the arms, hands or fingers

Holders specially adapted for assisting handicapped or disabled persons to write

Manipulators (Robots)

Controlling members specially adapted for actuation by other parts of the human body than hand or foot

G05G1/20

Mechanisms for operating contacts adapted for operation by a part of the human body other than the hand

Input arrangements for transferring data, in interaction with the human body

G06F3/00B8

Supports for attachment to hands or arms for facilitating writing or drawing

Handles of brushes specially shaped for holding by the hand

Human body operated eating aid

414/9 (UC)

Nursing equipment for supplying foods

4C341/LL01 (FT)

Sugar tongs; Asparagus tongs; Other food tongs
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Lockable tongs e.g. for space saving storage
  • Hinged fork and spoon sets for serving
  • Holders to transform cutlery into tongs
  • Tongs where the tips are specially suited for gripping particular foodstuffs
  • Tongs urged to stay open/close by elastic elements

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Other culinary food tongs

Hand-held gripping tools

Pliers; Other hand-held gripping tools with jaws on pivoted limbs

Ice picks

Surgical pincettes

Litter pickers

Grapples

294/86.4 (UC)

Utensils for grasping food

3B115/BA04 (FT)

{Chop-sticks}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Chopsticks with features to aid in manipulation (holders, connecting elements, finger guides/rests, etc.)
  • Chopsticks combined with other elements (toothpicks, cutlery, drinking straws, seasoning, etc.)
  • Chopstick rests
  • Disposable/splittable chopsticks

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Other culinary food tongs

Advertising on tableware

Hand-held gripping tools

Chopsticks

A47G21/10&B (FI) and 3B115/BA06 (FT)

Linked chopsticks (also half-split chopsticks)

A47G21/10&A (FI) and 3B115/BA07 (FT)

Hand-held grapples (e.g., tweezer, tongs)

294/99.2 (UC)

{Tea bag squeezers}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Teabag squeezers suited to rest on top of cups or pots (eg. combined with lids)
  • Teabag squeezers of the tong type
  • Spoons or other items with slits to aid in squeezing a teabag

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Teabags with (integral) features facilitating their manipulation or suspension

Lemon squeezers

A47G19/02C

Re-useable tea infusers

Tongs for picking, holding or rotating food

Toothpick holders
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Holders for toothpicks
  • Dispenser releasing a single toothpick at a time
  • Toothpicks integrated in other utensils (cutlery, chopsticks, etc.)

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Containers or packages for dispensing rod-shaped articles

Toothpicks

Dispensers for drinking straws

Receptacles with appliances for releasing a single cigar or cigarette

Containers for needles, nails, or other like elongated small articles

Match dispensers

Toothpicks

3B115/BA14 (FT)

Knife racks or stands; Holders for table utensils attachable to plates
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Wall or table mounted knife holders, stands, blocks, etc.
  • Cutlery casettes
  • Holders for keeping cutlery sorted in drawers
  • Cutlery rests to be used next to plates
  • Knife holders with system to prevent unauthorised removal of the knives
  • Knife or cutlery holders combined with other devices e.g. napkins or table mats

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

Stands, or holders for kitchen articles

Tool racks or holders

Sharpening elements being fitted to knife sheaths, holders or handles

Drawers with compartments

Cutting boards

Racks or cutlery baskets for washing machines

Racks or supports for household utensils in kitchen cabinets

Guards or sheaths for knives

Devices for fastening kitchen utensils to tables, walls, or the like

Devices for fastening household utensils, or the like, to tables, walls, or the like

Holders for articles of personal use in general, e.g. brushes

Clamping devices for hanging cleaning tools

Holders for kitchen knives

A47J47/16&P (FI)

{Holders for table utensils attachable to plates, jars or the like (attachable to cooking pots A47J 43/287)}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Holders or scrapers attachable to plates, jars or the like
  • Detachable spoon wiping aids
  • Cutlery with specially shaped elements enabling them to be suspended/supported

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

Lids or covers provided with eating utensils

Holders for spoons or the like attached to cooking pots

Containers for delivering jam, mustard, or the like combined with a spreading implement

Brush holders (for/in paint cans)

Plates with integral holders for spoons, glasses, or the like

Lids or covers provided with eating utensils

Holders for articles of personal use in general, e.g. brushes

Closures combined with brushes or rods for applying or stirring contents

Table-cloth or napkin holders
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Napkin rings
  • Napkin holders
  • Napkin holders with additional functionality (holders for cutlery, condiments, menus, advertisement, etc.)
  • Napkin/towel heating/steaming appliances

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

Table napkins

Containers for dispensing thin flat articles in succession

Finger-rings

Bracelets

Grips, hooks, or the like for hanging-up towels

Towel racks; Towel rails; Towel rods

A47K 10/04 (combined with heating A47K 10/06

Towel dispensers

Ohmic-resistance heating

{employing adhesives}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

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{Means for holding napkins on the clothes or around the neck of the user (bibs A41B 13/10; fastening devices for aprons A41D 13/04)}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Napkin holders in the form of chains, clips, hooks, adhesive strips, clamps, magnetic fasteners or the like

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

Fastening handkerchiefs, napkins, or the like to a garment

Bibs

Fastening devices for aprons

Table napkins comprising (integral) means for attaching to a diner's clothing

Tie clips and the like retainers

Adhesives in the form of films or foils

Clothes-pegs

Paper-clips or like fasteners

Advertising on specific articles

{Means for holding a table-cloth on a table}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Fixing table cloth and/or skirting on a table by the use of clips, clamps, weights, adhesives, etc.

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

Clamps

Bibs

Devices for suspending handbags from tables, chairs or the like

Table-cloths

Joining flexible sheets to other sheets or plates or to strips or bars

Fastening curtains on curtain rods or rails

Drinking straws or the like ({as integral parts of drinking containers A47G 19/2266;} for therapeutic purposes A61J 15/00 {; adapted to emerge from drinking containers when opened B65D 77/283})
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Straws with anti-spill features: non-return valves, (sanitary) caps, closure elements, etc.
  • Straws with means preventing their accidental removal from a drinking opening
  • Straw for drinking multiple liquids simultaneously
  • Straws made from particular materials
  • Straws with weights or boyancy elements
  • Straws with re-inforced profile
  • Pumping straws
  • Self venting straws
  • Straws suitable for drinking/sucking through the peel of citrus fruits

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

Closures with pouring spouts or tubes

Drinking straws prepackaged inside containers

B65D 77/28 (adapted to emerge from drinking containers when opened B65D 77/283

Feeding-bottles having elongated tubes, e.g. for drinking from bottle in upright position

Straws specially adapted for taking medicines

For therapeutic purposes

A61J 15/00 (gastrostomy feeding-tubes A61J15/00A)

Water-bottles; Mess-tins; Cups of the travelling or camp type ("Camel-back")

As integral parts of drinking containers

Straw holders for drinking glasses

Portable drinking tubes and straws

239/33 (UC)

Drinking device with straw or drinking tube

215/388, 215/229, 220/705 (UC)

Food suction utensils (e.g., straws)

3B115/BA18 (FT)

{combined with cutlery or other eating utensils}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Drinking straws also having the function of a spoon, fork, knife, cocktail stirrer, chop stick, etc.

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

Spoons comprising beverage additives

A47G21/04D

Brushes with additional arrangements

Spoons with fluid conductors

30/141 (UC)

{with means for amusing or giving information to the user}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Drinking straws for couples
  • Interconnectable drinking straws usable as construction elements
  • Drinking straws containing information, (hidden) lottery/prize elements
  • Animated drinking straws ie. comprising:
  • Sound
  • Illumination
  • Parts moved directly or indirectly by the liquid
  • Toy aspects
  • Figurines

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

Drinking vessels with means for amusing or giving information to the user

Lighting devices combined with household or table equipment

Toys

Measuring temperature based upon physical or chemical changes

Decoration and design

3B115/AA30 (FT)

{with means for changing the flavour of the liquid}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Straws with means for releasing medicaments, flavouring, additives, etc. into the liquid
  • Straws for mixing air into the liquid
  • Straws with means for mixing a plurality of liquids

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

Spoons comprising beverage additives

A47G21/04D

Foodstuffs fixed on a non-edible supporting member

Devices specially adapted for taking medicines

Containers for packaging two or more different materials which must be maintained separate prior to use

Spoons with additives

A47G21/04&D (FI)

{Dispensers therefor}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Dispensing only a single straw at a time
  • Simple straw holders for table use

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

Containers or packages for dispensing rod-shaped articles

Toothpicks

Dispensers for toothpicks

Receptacles with appliances for releasing a single cigar or cigarette

Racks or containers with arrangements for dispensing articles

{Mouthpieces}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Mouthpieces with suction or bite valve elements preventing leakage and/or return flow
  • Mouthpieces shaped to help ingest unpalatable

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

Check valves

Valves or arrangement of valves in tubes

Gastrostomy feeding-tubes

A61J15/00A

Water-bottles; Mess-tins; Cups of the travelling or camp type ("Camel-back")

{Details of bendable straws}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Straws with sections that are corrugated or made adjustable in other ways

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

Corrugating of tubes

Pleated or corrugated hoses

Corrugating paper or cardboard tubes

Hoses with corrugated wall

Blow-moulding

Bellows-like articles

3B115/DB16 (FT)

{with means for cooling the liquid}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Thermally insulated straws
  • Straws with cooling or heating elements

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

Devices using other cold materials or cold-storage bodies

Table-ware with means for influencing or monitoring the temperature of the food

{with filters to remove impurities}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Straws with filters for removing particles or impurities
  • Straws with antimicrobial filters or other means to purify contaminated water

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

Treatment of water

C02F 1/00 (using small portable filters for producing potable water C02F 1/002)

Processes of separation using semi-permeable membranes

B01D 61/00 (Ultrafiltration; Microfiltration B01D 61/14)

Apparatus in general for separation processes using semi-permeable membranes

Nano-technology for materials or surface science, e.g. nano-composites

{telescoping}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Telescopic or extendable straws

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Other table equipment
Definition statement
This group covers:
  • Device for shading a beverage container
  • Saucers or plates for presenting a waiters bill
  • Wine breathers

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

Change trays

Saucers

Advertising combined with articles for restaurants

G09F 23/06 (on tableware G09F 23/08)

Umbrellas characterised by their shape or attachment

Other umbrellas

Producing aerated liquids

Funnels

Glass or bottle holders {(serving trays with openings for carrying glasses or bottles A47G 23/0641; bottle racks A47B 73/00; for feeding-bottles A61J 9/06; in vehicles B60N 3/10)}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Devices not specifically for holding only one particular type of drinking container, i.e. suitable for glasses, bottles, cans, etc.
  • Holders adapted to magnetically treat liquids
  • Floating beverage holders
  • Supports for tea or coffee pots

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

Arrangements or adaptations of other passenger fittings in vehicles

B60N 3/00 and in particular B60N 3/10

Apparatus or devices for controlling flow of liquids under gravity from storage containers for dispensing purposes

Show stands, hangers, or shelves characterised by their constructional features

Other supports for positioning apparatus or articles

Serving trays with openings for carrying glasses or bottles

Bottle racks

For feeding-bottles

{for drinking-glasses, plastic cups, or the like}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Holders or carrying devices for more than one glass/cup
  • Devices for storage of glasses in bars
  • Storage devices for sets of coffee cup plus saucer
  • Devices for heading glasses (for cognac, Irish coffee or the like)
  • Devices for holding simultaneously a bottle and glasses

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

Cabinets or racks specially adapted for storing dishware

Serving trays provided with a plurality of openings, e.g. for carrying glasses, bottles or the like

Stands, or holders for kitchen articles

Dispensing nested articles, e.g. cups, cones

{for one glass or cup}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Detachable stabilisers for cups or glasses
  • andles or holders for (disposable) cups or glasses
  • Heat insulating hand grips (to avoid burning hands)
  • Holders with additional functionality (sound, illumination, bouyancy, moisture absorbance)
  • Collapsible holders
  • Self-levelling holders

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

Containers with thermal insulation

B65D 81/38 (insulating sleeves B65D 81/3876)

Underlays for glasses or drinking-vessels

Saucers for coffee cups

Portable cooling devices using ice

Other supports for positioning apparatus or articles

Receptacles for food or beverages in vehicles

Holders for feeding-bottles

{attachable to a plate, table, or the like}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Holders for one glass/cup attachable to a wall, table, plate, the ground, a person, etc (eg. Using magnets, suction cups, bean bags, clamps, etc.)

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

Parts, details, or accessories of chairs or stools

Receptacles for food or beverages in vehicles

Other supports for positioning apparatus or articles

Supporting devices for attaching articles of definite shape to cycles, e.g. for maps, umbrellas, bottles

Article supports adapted to be stuck into the ground

Holders or carriers for use while travelling or camping

Plate-holders

Holders for feeding-bottles

Holders for drinking glasses, tooth brushes, hair brushes, or the like

Holders for glasses, ashtrays, lamps, candles or the like forming part of tables

{with a lid, e.g. for a beer glass (lids attachable to beer glasses A47G 19/2205)}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Holders for one glass/cup with a lid attached to the holder

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

Hinged, loosely-engaging lids or covers for jars, cans, or like containers for liquids without means for effecting sealing of container

Lids attachable to beer glasses

Container holder with lid for closing container

220/740 (UC)

{for bottles; Decanters}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Holders for bottles in inverted position
  • Holders for bottles cantilevered by the neck
  • Holders for decanting wine
  • Champagne/wine chilling buckets
  • Handles removably attached to bottles
  • Bottle stabilisers
  • Bottle scarfs

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

Separate handles for bottles

Supporting means fixed to bottles

Bottle cupboards; Bottle racks

Show stands, hangers, or shelves for containers, e.g. flasks, bottles

Holders for feeding-bottles

Dispensing apparatus with holders for bottles or similar containers

Devices for emptying bottles

{Oil/vinegar table sets}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Table stands for small bottles (liquid condiments like oil & vinegar)

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

Rotary food-serving devices for tables

Closed containers for foodstuffs

Revolving cabinets or racks

Supports for bottles or jars

211/74 (UC)

{for cartons or plastic bags}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Holders or handles for flexible containers (drinks cartons, plastic pouches) for table use

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

Hole-piercing devices associated with receptacle holders

Liquids or semi-liquids enclosed in flexible containers disposed within rigid containers

External rigid or semi-rigid supports for materials enclosed in sheets, blanks or tubes of flexible sheet material

Separate handles for containers of polygonal cross-section, e.g. boxes, cartons, formed by folding or erecting one or more blanks made of paper

Handles for bottles or jars

Handles for carrying purposes

Handles for hollow-ware articles

{for cans}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Holders or clip-on handles for beverage cans
  • Holders for collecting a plurality of empty beverage cans

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

Insulating sleeves or jackets for cans, bottles, barrels, etc

Holders for paint cans

Hole-piercing devices for opening closed containers and associated with receptacle holders

Handles for bottles or jars not otherwise provided for formed separately

Detachable (separate) handles for hollow-ware articles

Separate pot handles

Holders or carriers for hand articles

Underlays for glasses or drinking-vessels
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Coaster with absorbent insert for drinking vessel or bottle
  • Coasters with means (suction cups, magnets, clamps, etc.) for fixing to a drinking coaster
  • Coasters also able to serve as lid
  • Coasters with anti-slip means
  • Reusable cake discs (doilies)
  • Drip trays (supporting drinks on a bar counter)

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

Layered products

Carpets; Bedside rugs; Foot mats to protect the underlying surface

Table-cloths

Absorbent inserts for cup and saucer combinations

Cooking pot rests

Treatment of fibres, threads, yarns, fabrics, feathers, or fibrous goods made from such materials

Advertising on articles for restaurants

Coaster or sheath

D7/624.1 (UC)

Coaster or caster cup

248/346.11 (UC)

Drip-catching container base support

215/393 (UC)

Flat-bottomed holders and mats (e.g., coasters)

3B115/BB11 (FT)

{Table mats (A47G 23/0306 takes precedence)}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Place mats for protecting a table surface from spillings
  • Place mats convertible into or combined with other articles (trash bag, lunch box, napkin, etc.)

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

Layered products

Carpets; Bedside rugs; Foot mats to protect the underlying surface

Table-cloths

Treatment of fibres, threads, yarns, fabrics, feathers, or fibrous goods made from such materials

Advertising on articles for restaurants

Processes for producing special ornamental bodies

Flat-bottomed holders and mats (e.g., coasters)

3B115/BB11 (FT)

{with means for amusing or giving information to the user (A47G 23/14 takes precedence)}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Coasters or place mats
  • displaying dietary information
  • providing sound, illumination or images
  • with toy or game elements
  • displaying adverticements or menu details

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

Drinking vessels with means for amusing or giving information to the user

Advertising on articles for restaurants

Plates, dishes or the like with means for amusing or giving information to the user

Weighing apparatus

Games not otherwise provided for

Consumption counters combined with underlays, e.g. for glasses

Printed matter of special format or style not otherwise provided for

Flat-bottomed holders and mats (e.g., coasters)

3B115/BB11 (FT)

{Illuminated}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Coasters or place mats incorporating illumination (electroluminescence, chemiluminescence, etc.)

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

Light sources using chemiluminescence

F21K 2/06 (lighting in general F21)

Drinking glasses or vessels with illumination means

{with means for keeping food cool or hot}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Underlays

  • having cooling/heating elements (phase changing elements, liquids, etc) incorporated
  • with active heating or cooling

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

Supports for cooking vessels

Warming devices

Ohmic-resistance heating

{supports therefor}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Various supports and dispensers for beer mats

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

Racks for dispensing merchandise

made of paper, board, or the like, e.g. beermats
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Beermats made of carton, felt or similar absorbent material
  • Moisture-absorbent coasters fitting around the foot of a stemmed glass

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

Layered products B32B Table-cloths

Multiple-step processes for making saucer or beerglass pads

Advertising on articles for restaurants

Coaster or sheath

D7/624.1 (UC)

Flat-bottomed holders and mats (e.g., coasters)

3B115/BB11 (FT)

Containers with means for keeping food cool or hot ({A47G 19/027, A47G 19/127, A47G 19/2288, A47G 19/285, A47G 23/0313 take precedence}; for butter or cheese A47G 19/26; {thermally insulated vessels A47J 41/00})
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Devices for cooling or heating glasses (for cognac, Irish coffee or the like) or bottles
  • Universal thermal insert for changing temperature of liquids in beverage containers
  • Ice bowls as well as the methods/molds for making them
  • Refrigerated salad bowls
  • Heat retaining napkins
  • Various heat insulated containers not otherwise provided for

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

Machines using Peltier effect

Portable cooling devices using ice

Heat storage apparatus in general using latent heat

Materials releasing or absorbing heat during crystalisation

Lunch or picnic boxes or the like

Carriers for prepared human food

For butter or cheese

Dish-warmers

Thermally insulated vessels

Containers with thermal insulation

Table service with heating, cooling or heat insulation

A47G19/00&C (FI)

Serving trays (service tables A47B 31/00)
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Collapsible or expandable trays
  • Trays with anti-slip features
  • Trays combined with or convertible into other articles (picture frames, bags, toys, lunch box, bibs, etc.)
  • Illuminated trays
  • Compartimentalised trays
  • Trays suspended from the shoulders or the neck of the user
  • Trays adapted to be supported from other objects
  • Trays with means (magnets, pegs, clamps) for holding articles in place

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

Trays or like shallow containers

Containers of polygonal cross-section, e.g. boxes, cartons, trays, formed by folding or erecting one or more blanks made of paper

Containers for packaging foodstuffs specially adapted to be heated by micro-waves

Bed-tables; Trays; Reading-racks; Book-rests supported only by a person

Service tables

Children's chairs with trays

{Lap trays}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Trays adapted in various ways to rest on or being fixed to the lap of a user.

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

Bedtables or trays supported only by a person

A47B 23/002 (with foldable legs A47B 23/001)

Arrangements or adaptations of trays in vehicles

Bibs

Holders or carriers for use while travelling or camping

Service or tea tables adapted to the use in vehicles

Foldable arm-rest tables

Writing or drawing underlays

Table mats

{suspended from handles positioned centrally above the tray}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • The position of the handle enabling better ergonomy and/or improved stability of the tray when carried

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

Bundles of articles held together by packaging elements for convenience of storage or transport

Crates for bottles or like containers

Ease of carrying and portability (e.g., disposability)

3B115/AA23 (FT)

{with thumb holes, handles or the like positioned below the tray facilitating carrying the tray with one hand (party or cocktail trays A47G 19/065)}
Definition statement
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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Plates with integral holders for spoons, glasses, or the like and with thumb holes, handles or the like enabling the user to support the plate from below

Holders or carriers for hand articles

Trays or like shallow containers

{Attachments to trays (A47G 19/04, A47G 23/0225 take precedence)}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Detachable
  • containers for cutlery, change or the like
  • sanitary protector shield
  • clip-on identification pieces
  • bean bags
  • rails or stabilising supports for drinking glasses or the like 

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

Plates with detachable waste receptacles

Change trays

Holders for one glass or bottle attachable to a plate, table, or the like

{provided with a plurality of openings, e.g. for carrying glasses, bottles or the like}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

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

Trays or like shallow containers with moulded compartments or partitions

Bundles of articles held together by packaging elements for convenience of storage or transport

Holders for drinking-glasses, plastic cups, or the like

{for carrying ice-cream cones}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

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

Containers, packaging elements or packages specially adapted for ice-cream

Trays or like shallow containers with moulded compartments or partitions

Bundles of articles held together by packaging elements for convenience of storage or transport

Holders for drinking-glasses, plastic cups, or the like

{illuminated}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

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{using magnets}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Trays using permanent magnets, typically to stabilize table-service or table-ware thereon

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{suspended from the shoulders or the neck of the user}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

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

Holders or carriers for hand articles

Bibs

Trays for children's chairs

{with means for keeping food cool or hot}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Trays comprising heat storing liquid or solid material

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

Portable cooling devices using ice

Heat storage apparatus using latent heat

Carriers for prepared human food

Warming devices

Plates, dishes or the like with means for keeping food cool or hot

Containers for packaging foodstuffs specially adapted to be heated by micro-waves

Supports for cooking vessels

Ohmic-resistance heating

Dish-warmers; Devices to keep food hot

Materials releasing or absorbing heat during crystalisation

Food-conveying devices for tables {(restaurant service systems A47F 10/06; conveyors for washing or rinsing crockery or tableware A47L 15/00)}; Movable or rotary food-serving devices
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Rotatable trays for table use
  • Rotatable holders for spice containers
  • Rotatable cake stands
  • Table stands with rotatable or swingable arms for trays

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

Furniture or installations specially adapted for restaurant service systems

Tables with tops revolvable on vertical spindles

Revolving cabinets or racks; Cabinets or racks with revolving parts

Rotary display stands

Conveyors for washing or rinsing crockery or tableware

Rotary show-cases

Stands or trestles as supports for apparatus or articles placed thereon allowing pivoting around a vertical axis

Conveyors

Restaurants or shops having arrangements for self-service

Passenger or crew accomodation specially adapted for food or beverage distribution services

Devices for counting or marking the number of consumptions (on beverage-dispensing apparatus B65D, B67D; counting in general G06M)
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

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

Measuring-cups

On beverage-dispensing apparatus

Counting in general

Indicating or measuring liquid level, or level of fluent solid material

Investigating or analysing materials and determining alcohol content

Advertising on tableware

Weighing apparatus for controlling caloric intake

Consumption counters combined with table-ware {or table-service}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

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

Plates, dishes or the like with means for amusing or giving information to the user

Weighing apparatus for controlling caloric intake

Advertising on tableware

combined with underlays {or holders}, e.g. for glasses
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Mechanical, digital or simple manual registration/marking of consumptions on beermats, coasters, saucers or other underlays

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

Weighing apparatus for controlling caloric intake

Underlays for glasses or drinking-vessels with means for amusing or giving information to the user

Drinking glasses or vessels with means for amusing or giving information to the user

Advertising on tableware

Plates, dishes or the like with means for amusing or giving information to the user

Measuring-cups

Indicating or measuring liquid level, or level of fluent solid material

combined with drinking vessels or with lids therefor
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:
  • Mechanical, digital or simple manual registration/marking of consumptions on drinking vessels

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

Measuring-cups

Drinking glasses or vessels with means for amusing or giving information to the user

Pill counting devices with arrangements for time indication or reminder for taking medicine

Measuring apparatus wherein a measuring chamber is filled and emptied by tilting or inverting the supply vessel

Weighing apparatus for controlling caloric intake

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

{Shoe hangers}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

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

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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 subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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

Lockable clothing hooks

Lockable clothing holders

{Clothes hooks}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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

Bath towel hooks

{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 subgroup 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 subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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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 subgroup 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

{Handling hangers, e.g. stacking, dispensing}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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for complete outfits (A47G 25/40, A47G 25/44 take precedence)
References relevant to classification in this group
This subgroup 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 subgroup covers:

Clothing hangers for two or more similar garments.

Illustrative examples of subject matter classified in this group.

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

Clothing hangers for complete outfits

Hangers for clothing hangers

{constructed to connect to, or support a similar hanger}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Clothing hangers which implicitly have a hook, for connecting to a similar clothing hanger with a hook, e.g. comprising an integral or separable connecting member for the hook.

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

Hangers for clothing hangers

A47G24/14B2B

{comprising a separate connecting member}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Separate connecting members for interconnecting clothing hangers (implicitly having a hook), e.g. for retrofitting to the hook of a clothing hanger.

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

Hangers for clothing hangers

with devices for preserving the shape of the clothes {(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 ({A47G 25/40, A47G 25/44}, A47G 25/52, {A47G 25/62}, A47G 25/70 take precedence)
References relevant to classification in this group
This subgroup 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; {with clamps or the like A47G 25/48})
References relevant to classification in this group
This subgroup 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 {(with clamps or the like A47G 25/48)}
References relevant to classification in this group
This subgroup 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 subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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

Characterised by the selection of the material

{rotatably connected (A47G 25/4053 takes precedence)}
References relevant to classification in this group
This subgroup does not cover:

Telescopically or slidably connected

{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 subgroup does not cover:

Adjustable hangers having an adjustable top angle between the support arms or adjustable arc formed by the support arms

Slidable hangers; {Adjustable hangers (A47G 25/4053, A47G 25/62 take precedence)}
References relevant to classification in this group
This subgroup 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

{having adjustable width (A47G 25/447 takes precedence)}
References relevant to classification in this group
This subgroup does not cover:

Having an adjustable top angle between the support arms or adjustable arc formed by the support arms

{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 subgroup 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

{by the weight of the trouser or skirt (A47G 25/625 takes precedence)}
References relevant to classification in this group
This subgroup 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 subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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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

{for gloves (glove hooks A47G 25/92)}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

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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

{for stockings}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

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{Smooth and flexible temporary foot covers, e.g. sock-shaped}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

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{Removal devices}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

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Floor fabrics; Fastenings therefor (woven fabrics D03D; non-woven fabrics D04H; {floor covering on a textile basis D06N 7/0005})
Definition statement
This 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

Layered products

Manufacturing layered products

B32B31/00

Only manufacturing classes

Electrostatic flocking

Producing floor coverings from rubber, plastics

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; {doormats A47L 23/26})
Definition statement
This subgroup 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

{for bathrooms (A47G 27/0218 takes precedence)}
References relevant to classification in this group
This subgroup 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

{for fighting fatigue (A47G 27/0218 takes precedence)}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

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

Link mats

{Modular rugs}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

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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

{Resisting skidding or creeping (A47G 27/0225 takes precedence)}
References relevant to classification in this group
This subgroup does not cover:

Mats for bathrooms

Carpet fasteners; Carpet-expanding devices; {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

{Laying carpeting, e.g. wall-to-wall carpeting}
Definition statement
This subgroup 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

{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

{Gripper strips; Seaming strips; Edge retainers (A47G 27/0443 takes precedence)}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Edging strips fixable to floor

References relevant to classification in this group
This subgroup 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

{combined with skirting-board (skirtings in general E04F 19/04)}
Definition statement
This subgroup 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

{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

{Underlays; Undercarpets}
Definition statement
This subgroup 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:

Underlays for textile floor coverings

Floor coverings for discharging static charge

For mats or rugs

{Connecting means therefor}
Definition statement
This subgroup 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

{Tools for laying carpeting (A47G 27/0443 takes precedence)}
References relevant to classification in this group
This subgroup 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

{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); {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 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, A47C), 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.

The term "miscellaneous" is the origin of the broad scope of this group, the supports, holders, or containers are only bound by the intended use in household. Consequently, the group is narrowed to supports, holders, or containers when not provided otherwise and then only when intended for household use. Otherwise could be:

  • where a specific (sub)group is provided for the supports, holders, or containers (e.g. containers for storing shaving appliances A45D 27/22), or
  • where the supported, held, or contained article is classified, or
  • in the general fields for supports, holders, or containers, in particular B65D, F16B, F16L, F16M.
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

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 subgroup covers:

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

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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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 subgroup covers:

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

EP1659907

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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; {for desktop use B42F 7/10})
Definition statement
This subgroup 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 subgroup 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

{Letter-box assemblies for apartment buildings}
Definition statement
This subgroup 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 - A47G 29/126).

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

Arrays of post-office boxes

{Newspaper receptacles}
Definition statement
This subgroup 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

{Signalling devices}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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{for posting letters (combined with franking apparatus G07B 17/00)}
Definition statement
This subgroup 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

{Rural letter-boxes}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

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{Signalling devices}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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Parts, details, or accessories, e.g. signalling devices, lamps, devices for leaving messages {(A47G 29/1201 - A47G 29/1218 take precedence)}
Definition statement
This subgroup 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.

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References relevant to classification in this group
This subgroup 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

{Signalling devices}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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Appliances to prevent unauthorised removal of contents
Definition statement
This subgroup 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 subgroup 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

{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 {electric candles F21S 10/04, string lighting systems F21S 4/00}, candle holders F21V 35/00, {light guides for lighting systems G02B 6/00})
Definition statement
This subgroup 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 subgroup covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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{involving motion}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

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

{specially adapted for emitting sound}
Definition statement
This subgroup 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.

{comprising means for attaching toa lamp or candle holder, e.g. reflectors, lamp shades}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

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

{Artificial snow, ice or icicles}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

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

{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 {(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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