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BUREAU ACCESSORIES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (stapling devices B25C 5/00; devices for temporarily attaching sheets together B42F)
Definition statement
This subclass covers:
  • Bureau devices and methods for applying seals to usual postal envelopes and the like;
  • bureau devices and methods for inserting documents into usual postal envelopes and the like;
  • bureau devices and methods for closing usual postal envelopes and the like;
  • bureau devices and methods for opening usual postal envelopes and the like;
  • objects for keeping loose papers in place on desks;
  • bureau devices and methods for applying liquid, other than ink, by contact to article surfaces;
  • bureau devices and methods for applying postage or trading stamps to articles;
  • pins used to fasten paper or other thin objects to boards and the like;
  • bureau devices such as desk sets, pen holders, desk-receptacles, paperclip holders, desktop organizers, desktop stands and the like.
References relevant to classification in this subclass

Places in relation to which this subclass is residual:

Writing implements, in particular:

Holders for writing implements

Accessories for writing or drawing, in particular:

Writing underlays

Erasing devices with fluids

Blackboard or slate cleaning devices

Ink receptacles

Ink stands

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

Processes for applying liquids to surfaces in general

Embossing

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

Bureau

office, a room in which business, professional or private duties are carried out for non-manual work

Fixing seals on documents (embossing dies B44B; seals per se G09F 3/00)
Definition statement
This group covers:

bureau devices and methods for applying wax or adhesive seals to usual postal envelopes and the like

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

Devices for closing envelopes

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

Label dispensers

Article or web delivery apparatus

Locks with destructible seal closures

Devices for inserting documents into envelopes (combined devices for inserting documents into and closing envelopes B43M 5/00)
Definition statement
This group covers:

Bureau devices and methods for inserting documents into usual postal envelopes and the like, said envelopes having openings, closed sides and flaps.

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

Making envelopes

Letter-cards

Wrapping of articles

Envelopes

Handling thin material

Devices for closing envelopes
Definition statement
This group covers:

Bureau devices and methods for closing usual postal envelopes and the like, mostly by moistening, by heating or by pressuring.

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

Fixing seals on documents

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

Making envelopes

Letter-cards

Devices for applying liquid e.g. adhesive

Sealing wrappers by applying adhesive

Closures of envelopes

Handling thin material

Adhesives

Devices for opening envelopes (cutting tools in general B26)
Definition statement
This group covers:

Bureau devices and methods for opening usual postal envelopes and the like.

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

Making envelopes

Letter-cards

Unpacking of articles

Opening devices in envelopes

Handling thin material

Paper-weights
Definition statement
This group covers:

Objects for keeping loose papers in place on desks.

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

Sheets temporarily attached together, filing appliances, file cards, indexing

Hand or desk devices of the office or personal type for applying liquid, other than ink, by contact to surfaces, e.g. for applying adhesive (combined with envelope-closing devices B43M 5/02; reservoir brushes A46B 11/00; devices for applying liquids or other fluent materials to surfaces in general B05C; liquid receptacles B65D)
Definition statement
This group covers:

Bureau devices and methods for applying liquid, other than ink, by contact to article surfaces, e.g. adhesive, water, paint.

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

Devices for handling liquid cosmetic substances

Cleaning footwear

Surgical glue applicators

Pads for applying media to human body

Devices for applying media on human body

Spraying devices

Hand-tools for applying liquids to surfaces

Processes for applying liquids to surfaces in general

Cleaning in general

Devices for use in connection with painting or artistic drawing

Container closures with pads or like contents-applying means

Coating compositions e.g. paints

Adhesives

Dispensers without mechanisms for single stamps modified for the application of stamps to articles (manually-controlled or manually-operable label or stamp dispensers B65C 11/00)
Definition statement
This group covers:

Bureau devices and methods for applying postage or trading stamps to articles.

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

Franking apparatus

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

Stamping or numbering devices

Addressing machines

Postal sorting

Drawing-pins, Thumb-tacks (extractors B25C 11/00)
Definition statement
This group covers:

Pins, usually with a head, used to fasten paper or other thin objects to a board, a desk and the like.

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

Wire-working in the manufacture of fastening devices

Making pins or nails

Devices for fastening

Boards

Subject matter not provided for in other groups of this subclass
Definition statement
This group covers:

Bureau devices such as desk sets, pen holders, desk-receptacles, paperclip holders, desktop organizers, desktop stands and the like.

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

Receptacles for pencils and drawing instruments

Office furniture

Wire-working in the manufacture of fastening devices

Devices for use with printed matter

Sheets temporarily attached together, filing appliances, file cards, indexing

Containers for storage of articles

Article or web delivery apparatus

Lighting devices

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