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TRIMMINGS; RIBBONS, TAPES OR BANDS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (fittings or trimmings for hats, e.g. hat bands A42C 5/00; decorating art B44; yarns or threads D02G; weaving D03; braid or lace D04C; non-woven fabrics D04H)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

tuft strings and elongated pile articles serving other than decorative purposes.

These aspect are covered by D04D 3/00.

textile decorative or ornamental articles of rope or ribbon shape with decorative properties imparted during textile formation

flat or three dimensional articles made up from such materials

textile forming processes other that weaving, knitting, crocheting or braiding providing these articles

machines for making these articles

References relevant to classification in this subclass
This subclass/group does not cover:
Decorative textiles by mechanical or chemical treatment
Products obtained by processes producing special ornamental surface effects
Special ornamental bodies and processes of making same
Making jewellery or other personal adornments
Flexible elongated elements, e.g. straps, for bundling or supporting articles
Fittings or trimmings for hats, e.g. hat bands
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Load bearing band type slings
Load bearing rope bands
Glossary of terms
In this subclass/group, the following terms (or expressions) are used with the meaning indicated:
Trimmings
are decorative or ornamental articles made wholly or partly of textile or analogous material, or strips of textile or analogous material, intended to be used for decorative or ornamental purposes, not otherwise provided for.
Ropes or like decorative or ornamental elongated trimmings made from filamentary material (ropes or cords in general D07B)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

elongated textile decorative articles.

by twisting strands around centrally arranged cores
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

decorative ropes wrapped for aesthetic purposes.

by threading or stringing pearls or beads on filamentary material
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

articles comprising beads or pearls incorporated during the textile forming process, e.g. stringing of beads.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Textile articles with decorative attachments, e.g. beads, applied after the textile forming process
Chenille trimmings (chenille yarns D02G; making chenille trimmings by weaving D03D)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

elongated articles including transversely oriented fibrous material, e.g. pile yarns, not strictly limited to a decorative purpose.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Processes and machines for making chenille trimmings not provided for under D03, D04B, D04C or D05C
Synonyms and Keywords

In this group, or in the patent documents classified in this group, the following synonyms are often used: "pile element" or "tuftstring".

Fringes (tasseled D04D 7/08)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

ribbons including transversely oriented non pile-forming material, e.g. strips, bands or cords.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Chenille fringes
Tasselled fringes
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Processes and machines for making chenille trimmings not provided for under D03, D04B, D04C or D05C
Synonyms and Keywords

In this group, or in the patent documents classified in this group, the following synonyms are often used: "fringe", "valance", "festoon".

Decorative or ornamental textile articles
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

decorative textile articles, processes of making same and devices for performing said processes.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Garment accessories
Undergarments
Flat articles
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

flat structures assembled from elongated textile decorative articles, e.g. beaded strings.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Fabrics with embellishments incorporated by weaving
Fabrics with embellishments incorporated by knitting
Fabrics with embellishments attached after the fabric forming process, e.g. by sewing or gluing
Fabrics with embellishments applied by embroiding
Fabrics with embellishments made by altering locally the surface material
Making patterns or designs on fabrics
Three-dimensional articles (ornamental buttons A44B 1/04)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

three dimensional decorative structures composed of one or more elongated textile articles.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Elongated flexible Christmas tree decoration, e.g. tinsels, garlands, chains
Ball-like tufts, e.g. pompons
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Decorative articles with pile fibres, filaments, tapes or yarns arranged in an approximately spherical three-dimensional configuration.

Tassels or tasselled fringes
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

decorative rope or strip bundles combined at one end or united at an intermediate portion.

Decorative bow structures (neckties with ready-made knots or bows A41D 25/02)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

three dimensional adornments including bunching tapes.

[N: made by means of a drawstring or drawstrip]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

decorative bow structures formed or shaped by pulling one or more of the constituents.

Ribbons, tapes, welts, bands, beadings, or other decorative or ornamental strips, not otherwise provided for (made by laminating B32B; binders for packaging purposes B65D; adhesive tape C09J 7/02; made by weaving D03; made by braiding D04C)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

decorative or ornamental textile strips not provided for in one of the subclasses, and textile processes of making same.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Woven curtain heading tapes
Woven tapes
Knitted or crocheted tapes
Braided tapes
Adhesive tapes
Laminated tapes
Flexible elongated elements, e.g. straps, for bundling or supporting articles
made by lengthwise folding of fabric strip
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

longitudinally folded or pleated decorative tapes.

built-up from several strips or elements
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

assembled decorative tapes.

made by working plastics
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

decorative foil strips.

Ribbon-threading apparatus or devices (needles D05B)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

tools and machines for making decorative rope or ribbon articles.

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