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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/group 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
This subclass/group does not cover:

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/group, 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 subclass/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 subclass/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 subclass/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 subclass/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 subclass/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 subclass/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 subclass/group covers:

Objects for keeping loose papers in place on desks.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/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 subclass/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 subclass/group covers:

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

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/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 subclass/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 subclass/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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