CPC Definition - Subclass A45C

Last Updated Version: 2019.01
PURSES; LUGGAGE; HAND CARRIED BAGS
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Purses; Money bags; Wallets
  • Flexible luggage; handbags
  • Rigid or semi-rigid luggage
  • Collapsible or extensible luggage bags
  • Luggage or bags convertible into, or combined with, objects for other use
  • Receptables characterised by their purpose
  • Details; Accessories
References
Informative references

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

Sacks or packs carried on the body

A45F

Containers in general

B65D

E.g. portable flexible containers

B65D 27/00- B65D 37/00

Making leather, canvas, or like articles

B68F

Glossary of terms

In this place, the following terms or expressions are used with the meaning indicated:

" flexible"

providing a structure with no considerable resistance against deformation or decrease of the enclosed volume, whereby a two-dimensional stability may be provided, e.g. by a stiffened bottom

" semi-rigid"

providing a structure with three-dimensional stability in an unloaded state and resilient resistance against deformation, or allowing a limited decrease, of the enclosed volume, e.g. by a resilient frame or a rigid frame with flexible side walls

" rigid"

providing a structure with three-dimensional stability allowing no deformation leading to a considerable decrease of the enclosed volume

" collapsible"

providing a feature other than use of flexible material for reducing the dimensions of flexible luggage or the enclosed volume of semi-rigid or rigid luggage

" extensible"

means providing a feature other than use of flexible material for increasing the enclosed volume of flexible, semi-rigid or rigid luggage

Purses; Money-bags; Wallets {(collapsible or extensible A45C 7/00; convertible into other articles A45C 9/00)}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Portable money receptables

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Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 1/00

References
Informative references

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

Collapsible or extensible

A45C 7/00

Convertible into other articles

A45C 9/00

Purses
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 1/02

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References
Informative references

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

Coin holding devices

G07D 9/002- G07D 9/004

Handling paper currency

G07D 11/16

{fitted in handbags or the like}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 1/024

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Purses to be worn at the belt or bracelet; Money-belts
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 1/04

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References
Informative references

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

Hand articles fastened to the wrist

A45F 2005/008

Fastening articles to the garments

A45F 5/02

Fastening to the belt

A45F 5/021

Wallets ({devices for the prevention of theft or loss of wallets A45C 13/185}; for holding keys A45C 11/32); Notecases
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 1/06

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References
Informative references

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

For holding keys

A45C 11/32

Devices for the prevention of theft or loss of wallets

A45C 13/185

Combinations of purses and wallets
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 1/08

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Money-bags for conductors or like people; Money-bags with rigid coin-holders
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 1/10

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References
Informative references

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

Rigid coin holders

A45C 2001/028

Sorting, testing, changing, delivering, or otherwise handling coins

G07D

Coin holding devices

G07D 9/002- G07D 9/004

Savings boxes
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 1/12

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References
Informative references

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

Flexible luggage; Handbags (collapsible or extensible luggage, bags or the like A45C 7/00)
Definition statement

This place covers:

Flexible bags, e.g. sports bags

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References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Collapsible or extensible luggage, bags or the like

A45C 7/00

Informative references

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

Handbag mirrors

A45D 42/04

Sacks or packs carried on the body

A45F 3/00- A45F 3/14

Sacks or packs carried on the body by means of a single strap around the waist

A45F 3/005

Sacks or packs carried on the body by means of one strap passing over the shoulder

A45F 3/02

Bags for midwives

A61B 17/48

Doctor's or nurses' bags

A61B 50/312

Bags for golf clubs

A63B 55/10

{Flexible materials therefor}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 3/001

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References
Informative references

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

Making leather, canvas, or like articles

B68F 1/00

{Foldable garment carrier bags}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Flexible foldable travelling bags, e.g. with suit hangers, for carrying and protecting a small amount of clothes.

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Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 3/004

Briefcases or the like
Definition statement

This place covers:

Briefcases or the like, also flexible briefcases for laptops or notebooks media12.png

References
Informative references

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

Filing appliances

B42F 7/00- B42F 13/42

Shopping bags; Shopping nets
Definition statement

This place covers:

Shopping bags, shopping nets, also bags to be fixed on a shopping cart or trolley, shopping baskets media13.png

References
Informative references

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

Sacks made of fabrics; Flexible containers of open-work, e.g. net-like construction

B65D 29/00- B65D 29/04

{Shopping nets}
References
Informative references

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

Sacks made of fabrics; Flexible containers of open-work, e.g. net-like construction

B65D 29/00- B65D 29/04

Special rules of classification

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 3/045

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Ladies' handbags
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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Handbags provided with removable or washable covers
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 3/08

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Beach-bags; Watertight beach-bags
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 3/10

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References
Informative references

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

Watertight containers for use while swimming

A45C 11/22

For making water- or air-tight

A45C 13/008

Inflatable

A45C 13/021

Sacks or packs convertible into other articles

A45F 4/02- A45F 4/12

Bags for shoes
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 3/12

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Bags combined with hand-muffs
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 3/14

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References
Informative references

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

Bags combined with other articles

A45C 15/00

Rigid or semi-rigid luggage (collapsible or extensible luggage, bags or the like A45C 7/00)
Definition statement

This place covers:

Hard shell luggage

Luggage comprising a rigid or resilient frame

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References
Informative references

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

Collapsible or extensible luggage, bags or the like

A45C 7/00

{Toilet cases}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Cases of relatively large dimension, e.g. with handle, for carrying toilet articles

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Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 5/005

References
Informative references

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

Toilet etuis

A45C 11/008

Materials therefor
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 5/02

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References
Informative references

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

Making articles from leather, canvas, or the like

B68F

Suitcases
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 5/03

Suitcases with or without rolling means, also rigid suitcases for laptops media26.png

References
Informative references

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

Of round or oval shape

A45C 5/08

With built-in rolling means

A45C 5/14- A45C 5/146

Details

A45C 13/00- A45C 13/42

Showcases

G09F 5/02

Trunks; Travelling baskets
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 5/04

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{Travelling baskets}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 5/045

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with outside compartments
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 5/06

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{with drawers}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 5/065

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of round or oval shape
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 5/08

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with built-in rolling means
Definition statement

This place covers:

Suitcases, trunks or shopping bags where the invention is about the rolling means media32.png

References
Informative references

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

{detachable}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 5/143

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{with immobilising means, e.g. means for blocking the wheels}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 5/145

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{retractable}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 5/146

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Collapsible or extensible {purses,} luggage, bags or the like
Definition statement

This place covers:

Luggage having more than one configuration with respect to size

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 7/00

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{Rigid or semi-rigid luggage}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 7/0018

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{comprising an integrated expansion device}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 7/0022

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{with slide fastener strips}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 7/0027

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References
Informative references

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

Arrangements of zip-fasteners

A45C 13/103

{telescopic}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 7/0031

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{collapsible to a minimal configuration, e.g. for storage purposes}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 7/0036

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{inflatable and deflatable}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 7/004

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{comprising a plurality of separable elements which can be used independently of one another}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 7/0045

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{with interchangeable elements forming the storage space, e.g. modular}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 7/005

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{comprising a plurality of hinged panels to be unfolded in one plane for access purposes}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 7/0054

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{Flexible luggage; Hand bags}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 7/0059

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{comprising an integrated expansion device}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 7/0063

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{with slide fastener strips}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 7/0068

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References
Informative references

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

Arrangements of zip-fasteners

A45C 13/103

{telescopic}
Special rules of classification

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 7/0031

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{collapsible to a minimal configuration, e.g. for storage purposes}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 7/0077

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{inflatable and deflatable}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 7/0081

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{comprising a plurality of separable elements which can be used independently of one another}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 7/0086

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{with interchangeable elements forming the storage space, e.g. modular}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 7/009

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{comprising a plurality of hinged panels to be unfolded in one plane for access purposes}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 7/0095media58.png

with lazy-tongs framework
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 7/02

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{Purses,} Luggage or bags convertible into objects for other use (sacks or packs carried on the body and convertible into other articles A45F 4/02; trunk-wardrobes A47B 61/06; trunk-beds A47C 17/82)
Definition statement

This place covers:

Luggage or bags having a second function wherein an operation, e.g. deployment, is required in order to activate said second function.

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 9/00

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References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Sacks or packs carried on the body and convertible into other articles

A45F 4/02

Trunk wardrobes

A47B 61/06

Trunk beds

A47C 17/82

Informative references

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

Purses; Money-bags; Wallets

A45C 1/00

Purses, bags, luggage combined with other articles

A45C 15/00

Sacks or packs carried on the body and convertible into other articles

A45F 4/00

Trunks convertible into tables

A47B 85/00

Receptacles for purposes not provided for in groups A45C 1/00 - A45C 9/00 (specially adapted for toilet or cosmetic equipment A45D 29/20, A45D 44/18; travelling sewing kits A45F 3/48)
Definition statement

This place covers:

Receptacles of relatively small dimension characterised by their purpose of use.

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/00

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References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Specially adapted for toilet or cosmetic equipment

A45D 29/20, A45D 44/18

Travelling sewing kits

A45F 3/48

Informative references

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

For portable audio devices, e.g. walkman, headphones, MP3-player

A45C 2011/001

For portable, handheld communication devices, e.g. mobile phone, pager, beeper

A45C 2011/002

For portable, handheld computing or calculation devices, e.g. PDA

A45C 2011/003

Holders or carriers for hand articles

A45F 5/00

Fastening articles to the garment

A45F 5/02- A45F 5/08

Doctors' or nurses' bags

A61B 50/312

First-aid kits

A61F 17/00

Devices for carrying bowling balls

A63B 47/007

{Contact lens cases (A45C 11/046 takes precedence)}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/005

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References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Spectacle cases with contact lens holders

A45C 11/046

Informative references

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

Show stands for lenses

A47F 7/02

Of box shape

A47F 7/03

Devices for putting-in contact lenses

A61F 9/0061

Containers for contact lenses

B65D 2585/54

{Pocket toilet etuis}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/008

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References
Informative references

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

Toilet cases

A45C 5/005

Receptacles for hair brushes or tooth brushes as travelling equipment

A45D 44/18

Hat boxes
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/02

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Spectacle cases; Pince-nez cases
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/04

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References
Informative references

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

Show stands for eye-glasses

A47F 7/021

Of box shape

A47F 7/03

{with cleaning means}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/043

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{with contact lens holders}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/046

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Making of spectacle or pince-nez cases
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/06

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References
Informative references

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

Making boxes of cardboard

B31B

Cases for telescopes or binoculars
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/08

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Watch cases or guards, with or without windows
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/10

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References
Informative references

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

Show stands for watches

A47F 7/02

For watches or for bracelets therefor

A47F 7/022

Of box shape

A47F 7/03

Transparent watch-protectors
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/12

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Pocket holders for postage stamps
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/14

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Jewel boxes
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/16

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References
Informative references

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

Show stands for jewellery

A47F 7/02

Of box shape

A47F 7/03

Ticket-holders or the like
Special rules of classification

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/18

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{Credit card holders}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/182

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{with a reminding device, e.g. when the card is not returned into its holder (reminder alarms in general G08B 21/00)}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/184

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References
Informative references

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

Reminder alarms in general

G08B 21/24

Lunch or picnic boxes or the like
Definition statement

This place covers:

Boxes or bags with or without means to keep cold/warm food media77.png

References
Informative references

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

Picnic sets

A45F 3/46

Portable ice-boxes

F25D 3/08

Watertight containers for use while swimming
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/22

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References
Informative references

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

Beach bags; Watertight beach-bags

A45C 3/10

Camera cases

A45C 11/38

For making water- or air-tight

A45C 13/008

Waterproof housings for cameras

G03B 17/08

Sealed casings

H05K 5/06

Etuis for purposes not covered by a single one of groups A45C 11/02 - A45C 11/22, A45C 11/26, A45C 11/32 - A45C 11/38
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/24

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Roll-up holders with pockets for separate articles
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/26

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Bags or wallets for holding keys {(key-holding inserts A45C 13/023)}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/32

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References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Sheath-like bags or etuis from which the key is separated for use

A45C 2011/322

Informative references

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

Key-holding inserts

A45C 13/023

{combined with other articles}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/321

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{with key hangers}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/323

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References
Informative references

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

Key-rings

A44B 15/00

{with pivoting keys (A45C 11/325 takes precedence)}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/324

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References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Spare-key holders

A45C 11/325

{Spare-key holders}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/325

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{Card-like holders}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/327

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{with sliding keys (A45C 11/325 takes precedence)}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Bags or etuis with keys slidable or lineary movable within a housing between an operating position and a storage position.

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US3101762

References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Sheath-like bags or etuis from which the key is separated for use

A45C 2011/322

Spare key-holders

A45C 11/325

Informative references

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

Card-like spare-key holders

A45C 11/326

{comprising a sliding mechanism}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/328

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{comprising flexible ties, e.g. strips, bands or chains}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/329

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Pencil boxes; Pencil etuis or the like
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/34

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References
Informative references

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

Functioning as, or combined with, writing or drawing implements

B43K 31/00

Desk-receptacles for holding writing appliances

B43M 99/008

Cases for drawing or like instruments
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/36

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References
Informative references

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

Functioning as, or combined with, writing or drawing implements

B43K 31/00

Desk-receptacles for holding writing appliances

B43M 99/008

Camera cases, e.g. of ever-ready type
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 11/38

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References
Informative references

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

Watertight containers for use while swimming

A45C 11/22

Waterproof camera housings

G03B 17/08

Details; Accessories
Definition statement

This place covers:

Details or accessories of purses, luggage or bags not provided for in groups A45C 1/00 - A45C 11/00

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/00

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References
Informative references

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

Haberdashery

A44B 1/00- A44B 99/00

Hinged lids for containers

B65D 43/16

Hinges

E05D

{Protective covers}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/002

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{Expanding devices for display purposes, e.g. filler for soft luggage}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/004

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{Hinges}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/005

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References
Informative references

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

Casings characterised by a hinged cover

A45D 40/22- A45D 40/222

Hinged lids for containers

B65D 43/16

Hinges

E05D 1/00- E05D1/15

{with spring means}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/007

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{for making water- or air-tight}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/008

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References
Informative references

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

Watertight containers for use while swimming

A45C 11/22

Waterproof camera housings

G03B 17/08

Interior fittings; Means, {e.g. inserts,} for holding and packing articles
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/02

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For holding portable computers and accessories therefor

A45C 2013/025

Inserts

A45C 2013/026

{inflatable}
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Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/021

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Beach bags

A45C 3/10

{Means for holding keys}
Definition statement

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Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/023

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

Bags or wallets for holding keys

A45C 11/32- A45C 11/329

Key-rings

A44B 15/00

Means for holding garments
Definition statement

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Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/03

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Frames
Definition statement

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Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/04

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Frame closures
Definition statement

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Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/06

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

Arrangement of fasteners

A45C 13/10- A45C 13/14

Decorative devices for handbags or purses
Definition statement

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Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/08

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{of articulated coverings, e.g. meshwork}
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Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/083

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{metallic}
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Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/086

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Arrangement of fasteners
Definition statement

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Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/10

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Fasteners

A44B 11/00- A44B 99/005

Fastening devices for containers B65D, e.g.

B65D 43/14

Locks

E05B

For briefcases

E05B 65/50

{with elongated profiles fastened by sliders}
Definition statement

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Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/1023

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Slide fasteners

A44B 19/00- A44B 19/64

Fastening devices for containers

B65D 1/00- B65D 90/00

{Arrangement of zip-fasteners}
Definition statement

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Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/103

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

Slide fasteners

A44B 19/00- A44B 19/64

Fastening devices for containers

B65D 1/00- B65D 90/00

{of flexible ties}
Definition statement

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Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/1038

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{of strings or cords}
Definition statement

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Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/1046

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{of tabs}
Definition statement

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Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/1053

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{magnetic}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/1069

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

Fasteners

A44B 11/00- A44B 99/005

Fastening devices for containers

B65D

Locks

E05B

For briefcases

E05B 65/50

{with a snap action (A45C 13/12 takes precedence)}
Definition statement

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Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/1076

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Of press-button or turn-button fasteners

A45C 13/12

Informative references

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

Fasteners

A44B 11/00- A44B 99/005

Fastening devices for containers

B65D

Locks

E05B

For briefcases

E05B 65/50

{of the latch-and-catch type}
Definition statement

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Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/1084

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{of the socket-and-pin type}
Definition statement

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Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/1092

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{of press-buttons}
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Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Fasteners

A44B 11/00- A44B 99/005

Fastening devices for containers

B65D

Locks

E05B

For briefcases

E05B 65/50

{of turn-buttons}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/126

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

Fasteners

A44B 11/00- A44B 99/005

Fastening devices for containers

B65D

Locks

E05B

For briefcases

E05B 65/50

of bar fastenings
Definition statement

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Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/14

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Closures of the roller-blind type
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Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/16

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Devices to prevent theft or loss of {purses,} luggage or {hand carried} bags
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Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/18

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{of purses, money-bags or wallets}
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Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/185

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Chains or bands {(A45C 13/185 takes precedence)}
Definition statement

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Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/20

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Of purses, money-bags or wallets

A45C 13/185

Detachable handles; Handles foldable into the luggage (separate handles for carrying means A45F 5/10)
Definition statement

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Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/22

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Separate handles for carrying means

A45F 5/10

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Special adaptation of handles

A45C 13/26- A45C 13/28

Devices for sound-producing, piercing, gas-discharging, or the like
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/24

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Special adaptations of handles (A45C 13/22 takes precedence)
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/26

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Detachable handles

A45C 13/22

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

Handles for containers in general

B65D 25/28

{for wheeled luggage}
Definition statement

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Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/262

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Combinations of handles with other devices
Definition statement

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Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/28

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Straps; Bands
Definition statement

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Straps to be put around a suitcase for preventing the suitcase to be opened accidentally

Hand-carried straps for holding objects

Straps for attaching auxiliary articles to luggage, e.g. piggyback

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/30

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Carrying-straps

A45F 3/14

Stays or supports for holding lids or covers open
Definition statement

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Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/34

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{with automatic opening or closing means}
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Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/345

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Reinforcements for edges, corners, or other parts
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Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/36

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Luggage carriers
Definition statement

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Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/38

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

Trunks with built-in rolling means

A45C 5/14

Hand carts

B62B 1/00- B62B 5/00

{with rolling means (trunks with built-in rolling means A45C 5/14)}
Definition statement

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Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/385

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

Trunks with built-in rolling means

A45C 5/14

Hand carts

B62B 1/00- B62B 5/00

Umbrella, stick, or glove holders attached to a bag
Definition statement

This place covers:

Bags having means for holding umbrellas, sticks or gloves

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/40

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

Sticks with supporting, carrying or hanging means

A45B 1/00- A45B 1/04

Devices for identifying luggage; Means for attaching same
Definition statement

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Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 13/42

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

Purses, bags, luggage or other receptacles covered by groups A45C 1/00 - A45C 11/00, combined with other {objects or} articles (A45C 1/08, A45C 3/14, {A45C 11/321, A45C 13/28} take precedence)
Definition statement

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Receptacles combined with other objects wherein, typically, both objects can function at the same time

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 15/00

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Combinations of purses and wallets

A45C 1/08

Bags combined with hand-muffs

A45C 3/14

Bags for holding keys combined with other articles

A45C 11/321

Combination of handles with other devices

A45C 13/28

Informative references

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

Luggage or bags convertible into objects for other use

A45C 9/00

Purses combined with sticks

A45B 3/10

Sacks or packs carried on the body and convertible into other articles

A45F 4/00

with memorandum tablets
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 15/02

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with mirrors
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 15/04

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with illuminating devices
Definition statement

This place covers:

Any kind of illuminating device situated inside or outside the receptacle

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 15/06

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with watches
Special rules of classification

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A45C 15/08

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