Cooperative Patent Classification

CPC Definition - Subclass A41F

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GARMENT FASTENINGS; SUSPENDERS
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Machines, appliances or methods for making a particular article of apparel should be classified in the relevant group for the machine, appliance or method concerned in A41H and also as additional information with the relevant symbol of the particular article of apparel concerned in A41B - A41F.

Fastening devices specially adapted for garments ({for pairing socks A41B 11/002; for fur garments A41D 5/006}; fastening devices in general A44B; {for babies' napkins A61F 13/56})
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Fastening cuffs to shirts

Fastening cuffs to shirts

Fastening shirt cuffs to sleeves of jackets

Fastening shirt cuffs to sleeves of jackets

For pairing socks

For fur garments

Fastening in general

Straps, bands

Straps, bands

Carrying straps around neck

Carrying straps around neck

Carrying straps around waist

Carrying straps around waist

Carrying straps

Carrying straps

Carriers for hand articles

Carriers for hand articles

Fastening articles to the garment

Fastening articles to the garment

Carriers for holding garments

Carriers for holding garments

Garment bags

Garment bags

Orthopaedic slings, straps for holding arms

Orthopaedic slings, straps for holding arms

For babies' napkins

Packaging for clothing

Packaging for clothing

Training garments for manipulating fasteners

Supports for musical instruments, straps

Supports for musical instruments, straps

{Magnetic fastening devices}
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Magnetic fastening for accessories

{Strips of buttons}
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{Brassiére fasteners}
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Comprises only back fasteners of brassieres.

For front fastening of brassieres class only in A41C 3/02.

{Adjustable fasteners comprising a track and a slide member (expansible or adjustable belts or girdles A41F 9/02)}
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Expansible or adjustable belts or girdles

Buttonholes; Eyelets for buttonholes
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Corset fasteners
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Glove fasteners
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Special rules of classification

For fastening glove in cuff area (but not to another garment), class only in A41F 1/06 and A41D 19/0048.

For fastening glove in other area, class only in A41F 1/06.

For fastening glove to another garment class in A41D 19/0041.

Garter fasteners
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Not used, class in A41F 11/00.

Braces
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Strips, tongues, or the like, for attaching to the trousers
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Means for joining the strips, tongues, or the like, to the body of the braces
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{using springs}
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Means for rendering braces pliable; Elastic elements for braces; Braces completely made of rubber
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Trouser supports attached to the shirt, waistcoat, or the like
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Shirts exchangeably attached to underbodices, drawers

Devices for connecting underpants to trousers
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Belts, girdles, or waistbands for trousers or skirts
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Garter belts for stockings

Waistbands forming part of undergarments

Special rules of classification

When girdle is used to support trouser or skirt, class in A41F 9/00 and lower groups.

When girdle is used to shape body, class in A41C 1/00 and lower groups.

If girdle is further used to support stocking or socks, class also in A41F 11/00.

{Free belts}
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Dog's collars

Workbelts to carry tools

Belts to carry guns (police)

{Belt loops}
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Expansible or adjustable belts or girdles; {Adjustable fasteners comprising a track and a slide member (A41F 1/008, A41F 9/002 take precedence)}
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Adjustable fasteners comprising a track and a slide member

Free belts

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When girdle is used to support trouser or skirt, class in A41F 9/00 and lower groups.

When girdle is used to shape body, class in A41C 1/00 and lower groups.

If girdle is further used to support stocking or socks, class also in A41F 11/00.

{Adjustable belts or girdles}
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Special rules of classification

Comprises drawstrings inside pants.

When girdle is used to support trouser or skirt, class in A41F 9/00 and lower groups.

When girdle is used to shape body, class in A41C 1/00 and lower groups.

If girdle is further used to support stocking or socks, class also in A41F 11/00.

For closures of garments using straps or ties (no drawstrings inside waist of pants), class in A41D 2300/33 .

Stocking or sock suspenders
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Special rules of classification

When suspension done by a different device from the stocking, classify in A41F 11/00 and lower groups.

When suspension is integral with stocking classify in A41B 11/12 and lower groups.

When stocking is adapted to allow separate garter to fasten, class in A41B 11/12 and A41F 11/00 and lower groups and also as additional information in A41B 11/12.

Comprises garter belts.

For stocking or socks supports other than suspenders, classify in A41F 13/00.

If girdle is further used to support stocking or socks, classify also as additional information in A41F 11/00.

When girdle is used to support trouser or skirt, classify in A41F 9/00 and lower groups.

When girdle is used to shape body, classify in A41C 1/00 and lower groups.

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Garter

A band worn round the leg, either above or below the knee, to keep the stocking from falling down.

Garter belt

A suspender-belt

Devices for attaching the stocking or sock to the suspender
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of the stud-and-loop type
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Pivoted-jaw clips
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consisting of one part
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Shields or like intermediate members
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with devices for adjusting the length
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Means for fastening the suspender to the garment, e.g. trousers, underpants
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Garters
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Special rules of classification

For garter belts class in A41F 11/00.

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Garter

A band worn round the leg, either above or below the knee, to keep the stocking from falling down.

Garter belt

A suspender-belt

Means for fastening the stocking directly to the undergarment
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Special rules of classification

Applies to overgarments also.

Other devices for supporting or holding stockings or socks during wear
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Special rules of classification

Comprises stocking or sock supports other than suspenders.

For stocking or sock suspenders class in A41F 11/00 and lower groups.

Shoulder or like straps
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{separable or adjustable}
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{Tapes for shoulder straps}
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{Shoulder cushioning attachments}
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Shaping shoulder-pads

Means for retaining the straps in position
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Means for holding-down garments
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Comprises devices to hold down bottom edges or sleeve ends of shirts or blouses.

For fastening the trouser cuff to the shoe class in A41F 17/00 and A41D 1/06.

Clips or the like for trousers or skirts, e.g. for cyclists
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Paper clips of flat sections

Straps on the lower end of legs of trousers
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Fastening means for gaiters

Garment suspenders not otherwise provided for
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Shirts exchangeably attached to underbodices, drawers

Fastening cuffs to shirts

Fastening shirt cuffs to sleeves of jackets

Special rules of classification

Comprises sleeves of long gloves, fastening to biceps area

{Means for adjusting the length of sleeves}
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