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ARTICLES FOR WRITING OR DRAWING UPON; {WRITING OR DRAWING AIDS;} ACCESSORIES FOR WRITING OR DRAWING (workshop equipment for marking-out work B25H 7/00; teaching hand-writing or drawing G09B 11/00)
Definition statement
This subclass covers:

boards, e.g. blackboards or whiteboards, or tablets of large scale and small scale, e.g. portable, having essentially a planar surface specifically adapted to be written upon by manual operation using a writing implement, e.g. chalk sticks or colouring pens

accessories, e.g. underlays, for supporting all kind of substrates upon which writing or drawing operations have to be executed

blotters for writing inks or colours in form of single paper sheets, rolled-up paper, non-paper sheets or rolls and blotting pads forming specific underlays

writing or drawing aids including rulers, templates and all kind of drawing instruments including specifically adapted accessories therefore, e.g. means to prevent slippage during writing or drawing operations or facilitating supports for attachment to hands or arms

writing or drawing accessories, e.g.:

  • rubbers
  • erasing devices for manual or automated operations
  • writing board cleaning devices including accessories therefore
  • sharpeners for pencils or single leads
  • ink receptacles for writing inks in fluid, solid or powdered form, including caps, closure means and filling devices
  • and ink stands also supporting ink receptacles.
References relevant to classification in this subclass
This subclass does not cover:

Implements for writing or drawing in generale.g. pens, pencils

Wall mounting or suspension arrangements for blackboards or the like, e.g. easels or stands

Devices used for both teaching and facilitating writing or drawing

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

Bracelets with means for attaching a writing or a memo pad

Drawing desks or tables in general

Tables convertible into drawing-desks

Accessories for furniture in general

Apparatus for applying liquids/fluids in general

Processes for applying liquids/fluids in general

Cleaning devices and processes in general

Arrangements for copying in machine tools

Cutting, perforating, punching, stamping-out in general

Printing machines or presses in general

Selective printing mechanisms having selectively activated printing elements, e.g. ink jet or thermal print heads, for consecutively printing character by character and line by line

Devices for manifolding, e.g. assemblies in the form of pads or books of single sheets, or in the form of continuous assemblies of webs

Stencilling apparatus for office or other commercial use

Printing, duplicating, marking or copying processes

Stencils, stencil materials and carriers for stencils used in printing apparatus

Permanently attaching together sheets, quires or signatures

Bookbinding

Books, book covers, printed matter of special format or style not otherwise provided for

Sheets temporarily attached together, filing appliances

Bureau accessories not otherwise provided for, opening or closing of envelopes, inserting documents in envelopes

Machines, apparatus or tools for sculpturing, carving, engraving, guilloching in general

Machines or apparatus for embossing in general

Producing decorative effects, mosaics, paperhanging

Performing artistic painting or drawing in general

Performing artistic painting or drawing using at least one stencil

Kits having at least one stencil for painting or drawing

Special designs or patterns in general

Supporting attachments to shopping trolleys

Liquid receptacles in general

Coating compositions: inks, paints, varnishes, lacquers, pastes or solids for printing, writing and marking

Adhesives

Making blotting paper

Special paper substrates

Patterns or templates; jointing rulers for finishing work on buildings

Measuring, testing in general

Measuring scales or marks for direct reading

Apparatus for recording measured values

Optical systems or apparatus in general

Projectors in general

Controlling, regulating in general

Electric digital data processing

Control systems for drawing machines

Educational or demonstration appliances in general

Displaying, advertising, signs, labels

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

Writing or drawing

always encompasses applying ink or colour or coloured material

Repeatedly-usable boards or tablets for writing or drawing (drawing-boards B43L 5/00)
Definition statement
This group covers:

blackboards or whiteboards in rigid or flexible form,

slates,

special writing surfaces also including translucent surfaces in cooperation with backing members,

writing boards having additional magnetic action,

chemical details of boards or writing surfaces,

accessories, e.g. illuminating devices.

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

Tables in general

Structural combinations of lighting devices with other articles in general

Supporting, suspending, or attaching arrangements for lighting devices

Displaying or advertising in general

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

Blackboard

reusable board having a dark coloured writing surface, e.g. adapted to be written upon by use of a stick of chalk

Whiteboard

reusable board having a clear coloured, almost white writing surface, e.g. adapted to be written upon by use of a colour pen

Writing or drawing underlays, e.g. blotting pads (blotters B43L 17/00; {supports for note pads: B42D 5/005})
Definition statement
This group covers:

rigid or flexible sheet-like substrates having a single layer structure or a multilayer structure

support structures for underlays in portable form or fixed to another substrate or device

accessories like casings, illuminating devices, luminescent substances, rain or moisture protection means.

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

Clip boards and covers with clamping backs in general

Blotters in general

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

Bracelets with means for attaching a writing instrument or a memo pad

Luggage and hand carried bags in general

Supports for note pads

Structural combinations of lighting devices with other articles in general

Supporting, suspending, or attaching arrangements for lighting devices

Drawing boards (drawing desks or tables A47B 27/00, A47B 85/02; stands for drawing-boards A47B 97/04)
Definition statement
This group covers:

usually portable boards,

pivotable drawing surface,

drawing copying devices using a transparency,

also including means for clamping sheets of paper thereto e.g. by magnets, suction devices.

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

Sheets temporarily attached together

Sheets and objects temporarily attached together and means therefore

Drawing-pins per se

Straightedges (guides; curve rulers or templets B43L 13/20; straightedges characterised by the provision of indicia or the like for measuring, e.g. rulers or tapes with measuring scales or marks for direc reading, G01B)
Definition statement
This group covers:

single rectangular shaped straightedges,

T-shaped and L-shaped straightedges,

plural non-adjustable straightedges, e.g. triangles, forming right and/or other angles,

plural straightedges including squares pivotably or slidably movable relative to each other,

accessories, e.g. rollers, holding means,

combined with other drawing aids,

combined with drawing equipment, e.g. for hatching, dotting.

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

Jointing rulers for finishing work on buildings

Rulers with scales or marks for direct reading

Circular curve-drawing or like instruments (curve rulers or templets B43L 13/00)
Definition statement
This group covers:

compasses in form of beam compasses, having parallel legs or legs formed by flat springs,

dividers,

proportional compasses or dividers,

changeable leg ends for conversion into compasses, dividers, and callipers,

common features of compasses, dividers, and callipers,

e.g. legs, pivots, angle adjustments, mountings for points or writing appliances,

perforated or marked discs or rulers.

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

Compasses for drawing ellipses

Compasses for drawing spirals

Non-circular-curve-drawing instruments (curve rulers or templets B43L 13/20)
Definition statement
This group covers:

instruments for drawing conic sections, e.g. for drawing ellipses by having a compass, having stencils, having cords or similar devices, having gears, having guides,

instruments for drawing spirals,

instruments for drawing involutes.

Means to prevent slippage
Definition statement
This group covers:

devices forming part of drawing or writing appliances,

separate devices used for cooperation with writing or drawing appliances,

specific materials, e.g. magnetic.

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

Other bureau accessories in general

Drawing instruments, or writing or drawing appliances or accessories not otherwise provided for (stencils for surface decoration B44D)
Definition statement
This group covers:

automatic draughting machines and hand held drawing devices for keeping parallelism, including specific components like:

  • drawing heads
  • guides for rulers
  • protractor heads including angle adjustment,

pantographic instruments for copying, enlarging or diminishing,

devices for drawing in perspective including:

  • two-dimensional devices
  • three-dimensional devices
  • free-hand devices possibly with optical or projecting equipment

mathematical drawing instruments

contour tracing devices

automated and manual lettering devices

curve rulers or templets:

  • including stencils for drawing figures, objects
  • adjustable

hatching devices, which means devices generating stepwise movement of drawing equipment.

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

Straightedges

Circular curve-drawing or like equipment

Non-circular-curve-drawing instruments

Means to prevent slippage

Supports for attachment to hands or arms for facilitating writing or drawing
Definition statement
This group covers:

bracelets and/or wrist straps possibly including fastening means,

rigid ring-like or flexible supports.

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

Bracelets or wrist straps in general

Fasteners for bracelets or wrist straps in general

Holders or supports or connectors for writing implements in general

Holders for writing implements for assisting handicapped or disabled persons

Holders for writing implements comprising finger grips

Holders for writing implements for attachment to finger tips

Holders for crayons or chalks

Blotters (blotting pads B43L 3/00; combined with writing implements B43K 29/04; making blotting paper D21F 11/14)
Definition statement
This group covers:

blotting paper sheets also including hand held use,

reeled blotting paper also including roller blotters,

use of blotting material other than paper.

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

Erasers or erasing devices for written, coloured material on paper or paper-like substrates in general

Devices for manifolding, e.g. assemblies in the form of pads or books of single sheets, or in the form of continuous assemblies of webs

Coated paper per se, coating material

Erasers, rubbers, or erasing devices; Holders therefor (rubbers or erasing knives combined with writing implements B43K 29/02, B43K 29/18)
Definition statement
This group covers:
  • erasing knives,
  • fibrous erasers,
  • erasing with fluids,
  • erasing by electronic or electrolytic means,
  • motor-driven erasers,
  • eraser or rubber material, e.g. comprising hard or magnetic particles,
  • magnetic or hand-held holders for erasers,
  • finger mounted erasers,
  • eraser shields,
  • eraser cleaners,
  • assembling, repairing, or finishing of erasers.
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Knives, cutting devices in general

Devices, non-fluid media or methods for cancelling or correcting errors in typewriters or selective printing mechanisms

Hand or desk devices of the office or personal type, e.g. having rollers or pads, for applying liquid other than ink

Web delivery apparatus, also including hand-held apparatus, for applying correction coatings

Rubber material in general

Blackboard or slate cleaning devices
Definition statement
This group covers:

hand-held devices,

automatic cleaning devices,

auxiliary means for absorbing chalk dust,

wiper holders.

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

Implements for removing dry paint from surfaces

Chemical paint or ink removers

Sharpeners for pencils or leads (grinding or cutting tools in general B24; B26; combined with writing implements B43K 29/06)
Definition statement
This group covers:

motor driven sharpeners,

hand-held sharpeners,

sharpeners with gearing, e.g. with cranked handles,

with continuous conveying means for the pencil,

with radial cutting blades,

with rasping surfaces,

with rotating cutting bodies,

only axial movement against cutting blades for sharpening pencils or leads,

mainly rotational movement against cutting blades for sharpening pencils or leads,

cutting blades for shaping the writing point.

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

Manufacture of wooden products having special shapes in general

Making slate-pencil writing-cores

Assembling, finishing, or repairing pens

Making non-propelling pencils

Making pencil writing cores

Ink receptacles (liquid receptacles in general B65D, e.g. B65D 1/00)
Definition statement
This group covers:

portable ink receptacles,

ink receptacles incorporated in a table or bench,

ink receptacles having:

  • wick feed,
  • adjustable depth of dipping,
  • separate dipping-cups,
  • arrangements for dissolving ink powder,
  • means for holding other objects,
  • pen-wiping means,

accessories, e.g.:

  • caps or closures,
  • filling devices.
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Inking devices for portable hand-operated stamps

Filling devices for writing implements in general

Desk sets or desk-receptacles, e.g. for holding writing appliances, forming bureau accessories in general

Closure members for containers in general

Ink stands
Definition statement
This group covers:

supports for a single ink receptacle or a plurality of ink receptacles,

portable supports,

supports fixedly mounted e.g. on a desk or a table,

supports for ink receptacles having means for securing other objects thereon.

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

Desk sets or desk-receptacles, e.g. for holding writing appliances, forming bureau accessories in general

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Last Modified: 10/11/2013