CPC Definition - Subclass A47F

Last Updated Version: 2018.08
SPECIAL FURNITURE, FITTINGS, OR ACCESSORIES FOR SHOPS, STOREHOUSES, BARS, RESTAURANTS OR THE LIKE; PAYING COUNTERS
Definition statement

This place covers:

Furniture for use in the commercial area, i.e. special furniture, fittings or accessories for shops, storehouses, bars, restaurants, museums or the like.

This subclass also relates to the furniture aspects of paying counters.

Racks and containers for displaying and dispensing merchandise in shops, restaurants or other such catering establishments;

Show cases or show cabinets;

Refrigerated or air-conditioned show cases, cabinets or counters for use in shops, restaurants or the like;

Display trays, tables or containers;

Show stands, racks, shelves, shelving units and accessories therefor;

Show stands, racks or shelves adapted for particular articles or materials;

Mannequins, dummies or busts;

Shop, bar, bank or like counters;

Paying counters;

Check-out counters of self-service shops;

Self-service shop type system furniture;

Restaurant service system furniture;

Arrangements in shop windows;

Shop arrangements bringing about special optical effects;

Shop accessories for handling merchandise.

Relationships with other classification places

This sub-class is primarily intended for furniture, fittings or accessories for commerce purposes. Furniture for office or domestic use is covered in sub-class A47B, although certain subject-matter, mainly that relating to cabinets and shelving units, is common to both these sub-classes. Warehouse storage and transport systems, including racks or shelving units generally of a larger scale, are covered in sub-class B65G.

References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Visual display units, as in computer or television screens

G06F, H04N

Vending machines dispensing articles

G07F

Display of information, advertising

G09F

Server racks, racks for electronic equipment

H05K

Informative references

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

Receptacles, cases or boxes for specific purposes

A45C 11/00

Furniture in general

A47B

Household or table equipment

A47G

Kitchen equipment

A47J

Storage means for sports equipment

A63B 71/00

Storage means for workshops

B25H 3/00

Hand carts, trolleys

B62B

Containers, packaging and pallets

B65D

Storage and transport devices

B65G

Walls, partitions in general building construction

E04B

Wall coverings

E04F

Small building structures arranged in other buildings

E04H 1/12

Locks

E05B

Doors, windows

E06B

Devices for fastening or securing constructional elements

F16B

Frames, supports or stands for apparatus in general

F16M

Lighting devices

F21V

Refrigerators, refrigeration technology in general

F25D

Data processing systems or methods specially adapted for commercial purposes

G06Q

Display alarm systems

G08B

Holders or supports for advertising media

G09F

Special rules of classification

Classification in head group and sub-groups.

If a document concerns embodiments which are covered by several sub-groups dependent upon a higher hierarchy group, the following rules apply:

  • the specific technical information relevant for some of the sub-groups is classified (EC) in all said sub-groups.
  • if relevant, the structural association (e.g. the combination) of the elements covered by the sub-groups is classified (EC) in the head group; the document may also be Indexing Code for the sub-groups concerned.
  • analogously, if generic technical information common to a number of the sub-groups is disclosed and only schematic embodiments of the specific subgroup embodiments are represented, the document is classified (EC) in the head group and may be Indexing Code for the subgroups.

Classification of additional information:

Although not compulsory, in many cases the classification of additional information (e.g. particular technical aspect of a piece of furniture) may be useful in classification and subsequent retrieval of such documents and is therefore considered very desirable.

Glossary of terms

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

Display

The act of displaying to view or notice (Oxford English Dictionary); Used together with a term referring to products, merchandise or a device it is meant to be understood as a device for physically, as opposed to virtually or representatively, displaying items of merchandise in situ.

Rack

A framework in or on which articles may be placed or suspended.Gondola: An island counter used in self-service shops for the display of merchandise (OED)

Racks for dispensing merchandise (racks in general A47B; storing means for workshops B25H); Containers for dispensing merchandise (show or display aspects A47F 3/00; for workshop fittings B25H 3/00; containers in general B65D {; for liquids B67D}; coin-freed dispensers G07F)
Definition statement

This place covers:

Racks and containers for displaying and dispensing merchandise in shops, restaurants or other catering establishments. Display containers are considered to be containers which are filled with merchandise on the site of display.

References
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This place does not cover:

Dispensing or devices for the dispensing of liquids

B67D

Vending machines, i.e. mostly coin-freed machines dispensing products (automatically) upon input of coins or tokens

G07F

Informative references

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

Show or display cases with dispensing means

A47F 3/02

Racks in general

A47B

Table equipment with dispensing means

A47G 19/32

Kitchen containers with dispensing means

A47J 47/00

Towel dispensers

A47K 10/24

Storing means for workshops

B25H 3/00

Containers or packages with special means for dispensing contents

B65D 83/00

Dispensing measured quantities

G01F 11/00

Special rules of classification

Prefilled containers with dispensing means, which also have storage and transport purposes, are covered by the sub-class B65D.

for granulated or powdered materials {, i.e. bulk materials}
References
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Table equipment with dispensing means

A47G 19/32

Kitchen containers with dispensing means

A47J 47/00

Dispensing measured quantities

G01F 11/00

{Racks or} containers with arrangements for dispensing articles{, e.g. by means of gravity or springs}
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Racks for dispensing wallpaper or textile materials in rolls or rolled tapes

A47F 7/17

Paper-bag dispensers for check-out counters

A47F 9/042

Dispensing cigarette papers

A24F 17/00

Shopping bag dispensers

A47B 13/081

Dispensing hand towels or toilet paper

A47K 10/00

Dispensing bandages

A61F 15/00

Dispensing playing cards

A63F 1/00

Dispensing tokens or chips

A63F 11/00

Dispensing pills, needles

B65D 83/00

Dispensing web-like material with cutting devices

B65H 35/00

dispensing from top {(for spring-urged trays or plates B65G 1/07)}
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Spring-urged tray or plate holders

B65G 1/07

{the container being made of tubes or wire (A47F 1/085, A47F 1/087, take precedence)}
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Racks or containers dispensing nested articles from the bottom

A47F 1/085

Racks or containers dispensing from the bottom at the end of substantially horizontal tracks of the serpentine type

A47F 1/087

{for nested articles, e.g. cups, cones (A47F 1/106 takes precedence)}
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Racks or containers having mechanical means for dispensing nested articles

A47F 1/106

dispensing from the side of an approximately horizontal stack {(A47F 1/087 takes precedence)}
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Racks or containers dispensing from the bottom at the end of substantially horizontal tracks of the serpentine type

A47F 1/087

{made of tubes or wire (elongated hooks A47F 5/0807)}
References
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Elongated hooks for display panels

A47F 5/0807

Show cases or show cabinets
Definition statement

This place covers:

Cases, cabinets, counters and trays or the like for displaying articles and merchandise. This group mainly covers show cases, i.e. glass display cases for use in museums, galleries, shops or the like, and refrigerated cases, cabinets or counters for displaying merchandise in shops.

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Cases or cabinets in general

A47B

Shallow display cases mainly to be suspended on a wall

A47G 1/12

{Devices for lighting, humidifying, heating, ventilation}
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Refrigerated showcases

A47F 3/04

Showcases with lighting means

A47F 11/10

Disinfecting or sterilising air

A61L

Air-humidification

F24F 6/00

{Devices for protection against sunlight or theft}
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Anti-theft means for hooks or brackets

A47F 5/0861

Anti-theft means for displays of luxury goods

A47F 7/024

with dispensing arrangements ({A47F 1/04 takes precedence; for cigars or cigarettes A24F 15/04; for cigarette papers A24F 17/00; for hand towels or toilet paper A47K; for photographic paper G03B}; coin-freed G07F)
References
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This place does not cover:

Racks or containers with arrangements for dispensing articles

A47F 1/04

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Dispensing cigars or cigarettes

A24F 15/04

Dispensing cigarette papers

A24F 17/00

Dispensing hand towels or toilet paper

A47K

Dispensing photographic paper

G03B

Vending machines, coin-freed dispensers

G07F

air-conditioned, refrigerated (refrigerators F25D; heating arrangements specially adapted for transparent or reflecting areas H05B 3/84)
Definition statement

This place covers:

Refrigerated or air-conditioned cases, cabinets or counters for the display of merchandise. Refrigeration technology in general and refrigeration devices not specifically for commercial purposes are covered in F25D.

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Air-conditioning

F24F

Refrigerators and refrigerating technology

F25D

Heating arrangements specially adapted for transparent or reflecting areas

H05B 3/84

{Cases or cabinets of the closed type (A47F 3/0482 takes precedence)}
References
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Details common to both closed and open types of refrigerated show cases

A47F 3/0482

{Doors, covers (A47F 3/0434 takes precedence)}
References
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Glass doors for refrigerated show cabinets

A47F 3/0434

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Frames for doors and doors in general

E06B

Refrigerator doors

F25D 23/02

{Glass or transparent panels}
References
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Layered products mainly comprising glass

B32B 17/06

Surface treatment of glass, e.g. coatings

C03C 17/00

Glass doors and frames therefore

E06B 3/00

Defrosting refrigerator doors

F25D 21/00

Electric heating

H05B

{Cases or cabinets of the open type (A47F 3/0482 takes precedence)}
References
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This place does not cover:

Details common to both closed and open types of refrigerated show cases

A47F 3/0482

{with air curtains}
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Air curtain closures of refrigerators

F25D 23/023

{Details common to both closed and open types}
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Defrosting; Preventing frosting; Removing condensed or defrost water

F25D 21/00

General constructional features of refrigerators

F25D 23/00

{for charging, displaying or discharging the articles}
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Charging, supporting, and discharging the articles to be cooled in refrigerators

F25D 25/00

{Cooled shelves}
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Cooled supporting means

F25D 25/028

{Spraying, trickling or humidifying means}
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Disinfecting or sterilising air

A61L

Air-humidification

F24F 6/00

with movable or removable shelves {or receptacles (A47F 3/0486 takes precedence; display racks with movable parts A47F 5/0081)}
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Refrigerated showcases with (re-)movable shelves or receptacles

A47F 3/0486

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Display racks with movable parts

A47F 5/0081

{with pull-out receptacles, e.g. drawers}
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Chest of drawers

A47B 67/04

Drawers and slides or guides therefore

A47B 88/00

with arrangements for continuously or intermittently moving the merchandise
References
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Cabinets or racks with revolving parts

A47B 49/00

Cabinets or racks with movable parts for storing books, documents, forms or the like

A47B 63/06 - A47B 63/067

{around a horizontal axis (rotary display stands A47F 5/03)}
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Rotary display stands with horizontal rotation axis

A47F 5/03

Cabinets with parts rotating about a horizontal axis

A47B 46/005, A47B 49/002, A47B 51/00, A47B 63/067

Rotary show cases or cabinets {(rotary display stands A47F 5/02)}
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Rotary display stands

A47F 5/02

Revolving cabinets or racks

A47B 49/00

having mechanical drive
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Revolving cabinets or racks with motorisation means

A47B 49/008

Clamps or other devices for supporting, fastening, or connecting glass plates {, panels or the like (surrounds or partitioning for display trays or shelves A47F 5/005)}
References
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Surrounds or partitioning for display trays or shelves

A47F 5/005

Windows or doors, fixing of glass panes

E06B 3/54

Devices for joining sheets or panels

F16B 5/00

{Doors for show cases}
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Suspension devices for doors, for attachment to glass panels

E05D 5/0246

Suspension arrangements for doors or windows

E05D 15/00

Display trays {or containers (combined with racks A47F 5/0025; tray partitions A47F 5/005; as racks and transportable with merchandise A47F 5/108; made of cardboard A47F 5/11; stackable A47B 87/02)}; (packing boxes used subsequently as display trays B65D)
References
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This place does not cover:

Display racks having separate display containers or trays on shelves or racks

A47F 5/0025

Foldable display stands made of cardboard, paper or the like

A47F 5/11

Informative references

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Tray partitions

A47F 5/005

Racks transportable with merchandise

A47F 5/108, A47F 5/135

Stackable trays

A47B 87/02

Trays, containers or stands for packaging and subsequent display

B65D 5/52

{Display trays to be placed on the floor, e.g. by means of legs or of integrated cabinets underneath}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Display trays to be placed on the floor, mainly to be understood as comprising a support surface, e.g. tabletop, with walls extending upwardly around its circumference, thus providing for an enclosed space for displaying articles.

{Closable display containers (jars B65D)}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Closable containers for display purposes, mainly containers with transparent covers for viewing the contents.

References
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Containers, packages or jars in general

B65D

{made of tubes or wire}
References
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This place does not cover:

Display racks having separate display containers or trays made of tubes or wire on shelves or racks

A47F 5/0031

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Containers formed by connecting components made mainly of metal

B65D 7/00

Stackable wire-mesh containers

B65D 21/0211

Show stands, hangers, or shelves characterised by their constructional features
Definition statement

This place covers:

Stands, racks, shelving units, shelves, details thereof and accessories therefore.

References
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Shelf units characterised by features relating to dismountability

A47B 47/00

Shelf units characterised by features for adjusting shelves or partitions

A47B 57/00

Shelf units specially adapted for storing books, documents, forms or the like

A47B 63/00

Sectional furniture

A47B 87/00

Details of shelf units

A47B 96/00

Storage devices for warehouses

B65G 1/02

{Hangers for hanging articles on bars, tringles, bracket arms or the like (dress holders, e.g. for clothing, shoes, A47G 25/00; packages for hanging B65D; lockable clothing holders E05B 69/00)}
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Shoe hangers

A47G 25/005

Clothes hangers

A47G 25/02

Lockable clothes hangers

E05B 69/00

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Packages comprising articles attached to cards for hanging

B65D 73/00

{Display racks with shelves or receptables (racks per se A47B; storage devices for warehouses B65G 1/02)}
References
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Racks or shelf units per se

A47B

Storage devices for warehouses

B65G 1/02

{being rotatable or tiltable}
References
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Drawers which can be rotated while of after sliding out

A47B 88/48

Drawers tiltably or pivotally arranged

A47B 88/60

{Show shelves (shelves in general A47B 96/02; brackets or similar shelf-supporting means A47B 96/06; advertising or price indication G09F)}
References
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Shelves in general.

A47B 96/02

Brackets or similar shelf-supporting means

A47B 96/06

Advertising, labels and price indication

G09F

{Partitions therefore (horizontally adjustable A47B 57/58; constructional details of drawers A47B 88/90)}
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Partitions horizontally adjustable

A47B 57/58

Constructional details of drawers

A47B 88/90

{Shelf extensions, e.g. fixed on price rail}
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Price, label rails

G09F 3/20

{Show stands or display racks with movable parts (A47F 5/0037, A47F 5/02, A47F 5/05, A47F 5/12 take precedence; show cabinets with movable parts A47F 3/06)}
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Display racks having separate display containers or trays being rotatable or tiltable on shelves or racks

A47F 5/0037

Rotary display stands

A47F 5/02

Rotary display stands having a mechanical drive

A47F 5/025

Rotary display stands with horizontal rotation axis

A47F 5/03

Display stands with a central pillar and separate containers rotatable around the pillar

A47F 5/05

Tiltable display stands

A47F 5/12

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Show cabinets with movable parts

A47F 3/06

{movable around an axis}
References
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Cabinets with parts rotating about a axis

A47B 46/00, A47B 49/00, A47B 51/00, A47B 63/06

{movable in a substantially horizontal direction}
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Extensible shelves

A47B 45/00

Shelves with moving elements

A47B 96/025

made of tubes or wire ({A47F 5/0807 takes precedence} foldable or adjustable A47F 5/13)
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Display panels, grids or rods used for suspending merchandise and movable brackets therefore, secured to the wall ceiling or the like

A47F 5/0807

Adjustable or foldable display stands made of tubes or wire

A47F 5/13

Rotary display stands {(rotary show-cases A47F 3/10)}
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Rotary show cases

A47F 3/10

Tables with revolvable tops

A47B 11/00

Movable table tops

A47B 13/081

Cabinets with trays revolving about a vertical axis

A47B 49/004

having mechanical drive, e.g. turntables (A47F 5/03 takes precedence)
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Rotary display stands with horizontal rotation axis

A47F 5/03

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Rotary show cases have mechanical drive

A47F 3/11

Revolving cabinets or racks with motorisation means

A47B 49/008

with horizontal rotation axis {(rotation of merchandise around a horizontal axis in show cabinets A47F 3/085; rotary show cabinets A47F 3/10)}
References
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Rotation of merchandise around a horizontal axis in show cabinets

A47F 3/085

Rotary show cabinets

A47F 3/10

Cabinets with parts rotating about a horizontal axis

A47B 46/005, A47B 49/002, A47B 51/00, A47B 63/067

secured to the wall, ceiling, or the like; Wall-bracket display devices
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Brackets or similar shelf supporting means per se

A47B 96/06

{Display panels, grids or rods used for suspending merchandise or cards supporting articles; Movable brackets therefor (with fixed brackets A47F 5/0876; packages comprising articles attached to cards B65D 73/00; labels G09F)}
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Display panels, grids or rods with fixed brackets

A47F 5/0876

Packages comprising articles attached to cards

B65D 73/00

Partition walls

E04B 2/74

Advertising, labels and price indication

G09F

{Display panels or rails with elongated channels; Sliders, brackets, shelves, or the like, slidably attached therein}
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Cubicle office systems

A47B 83/001

Wall coverings composed of a number of similar elements

E04F 13/08

{Accessories for article-supporting brackets, e.g. price- indicating means, not covered by a single one of groups A47F 5/08 (pushing means therefor A47F 1/128)}
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Article pushing devices for brackets

A47F 1/128

Label holders

G09F 3/00

{Display stands with fixed brackets or hooks for suspending articles (A47F 5/0807, A47F 5/0884 take precedence)}
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Display panels, grids or rods used for suspending merchandise and movable brackets therefore, secured to the wall ceiling or the like

A47F 5/0807

Display panels, show stands with clips or slits to attach articles

A47F 5/0884

{Show stands with clips or slits to attach articles (for pictures A47F 7/143)}
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Show stands, hangers or shelves adapted for pictures, e.g. in combination with seed bags, cards, magazines, newspapers, books and the like hanging or attached on show stands by means of brackets, clips, slits or the like

A47F 7/143

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Devices for hanging pictures

A47G 1/16

{Suspended show stands, e.g. secured to the ceiling by means of cords or chains (suspended shelves A47B 43/003; uprights A47B 96/14, e.g. secured to both ceiling and floor A47B 96/1425)}
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Suspended tables

A47B 5/00

Suspended shelves

A47B 43/003

Adjustable or foldable {or dismountable} display stands {(foldable racks in general A47B 43/00; dismountable racks in general A47B 47/00; assemblies of elements of the same kind, e.g. stackable A47B 87/00; publicity panels G09F 15/0068)}
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Foldable racks in general

A47B 43/00

Dismountable racks in general

A47B 47/00

Assemblies of furniture units of the same kind, e.g. stackable

A47B 87/00

Exhibition stands

E04H 1/1272

Modular publicity panels

G09F 15/0068

{Display racks with slotted uprights}
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Hooked brackets co-operating with slotted uprights

A47B 57/00

Details of brackets

A47B 96/06

Details of uprights

A47B 96/14

Storage devices for warehouses

B65G 1/02

{Display shelving racks with the uprights aligned in only one plane}
Glossary of terms

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

Gondola

An island counter or shelving unit used in self-service shops for the display of merchandise

{Adjustable partition panels for displaying articles (for furniture A47B 96/1416; partition walls in buildings E04B 2/78)}
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Adjustable partition panels made of tubes or wire for displaying articles

A47F 5/132

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Adjustable shelf partitions

A47B 57/58

Office cubicle systems

A47B 83/001

Partition walls

E04B 2/74

{with independent pillars (with a central pillar A47F 5/04)}
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Adjustable display stands with a central pillar

A47F 5/06

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Furniture uprights in general

A47B 96/14

{adapted for regular, e.g. daily, transport, filled with articles to a display area}
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Adjustable or foldable display stands made of tubes or wire adapted for regular transport to a display area

A47F 5/135

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Foldable service or tea trolleys or wagons

A47B 31/04

Hand carts having more than one axis carrying transport wheels

B62B 3/00

made of cardboard, paper or the like {(racks or cabinets made of cardboard, paper or the like A47B 43/02, A47B 47/06; stands for packaging and displaying B65D 5/52)}
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Racks or cabinets made of cardboard, paper or the like

A47B 43/02, A47B 47/06

Trays, containers or stands for packaging and subsequent display

B65D 5/52

Folded cards to be erected in three dimensions

G09F 1/06

Supports or holders for show-cards

G09F 1/10

Portable and collapsible stands for notices, posters or the like

G09F 15/0062

{in the form of trays with a base}
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External stands for foldable containers

B65D 5/5206

Tiltable stands
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Foldable shelf units

A47B 43/00

Adjusting the inclination of shelves

A47B 57/04

made of tubes or wire {(assemblies of elements of the same kind, e.g. stackable, A47B 87/00)}
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Display trays made of tubes or wire

A47F 3/147

Assemblies of furniture units of the same kind, e.g. stackable

A47B 87/00

{Adjustable partition panels for displaying articles}
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Adjustable partition panels for displaying articles

A47F 5/105

Adjustable partitions for shelves made of tubes or wire

A47B 57/581

{adapted for regular transport to a display area (A47F 7/24 takes precedence)}
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Display clothes racks

A47F 7/24

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Adjustable or foldable display stands adapted for regular transport filled with articles

A47F 5/108

{having wheels}
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Foldable service or tea trolleys or wagons

A47B 31/04

Hand carts having more than one axis carrying transport wheels

B62B 3/00

Tubular connecting elements for wire stands {(connections for rods or tubes in general F16B 7/00)}
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Connections for rods or tubes in general

F16B 7/00

Joints for furniture tubing

F16B 12/40

Platform-type show stands with flat, inclined, or curved upper surface
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Tables in general

A47B 1/00 - A47B 41/00

Serving trays

A47G 23/06

Miscellaneous supports, holders or containers for household use

A47G 29/00

Stands or trestles as supports for articles placed thereon

F16M 11/00

Other supports for positioning articles

F16M 13/00

Show stands, hangers, or shelves, adapted for particular articles or materials {(A47F 5/0006 takes precedence)}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Show stands, racks or shelves adapted for the display of particular articles or materials.

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Hangers for displaying articles of merchandise

A47F 5/0006

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Cabinets or racks specially adapted for other particular purposes

A47B 81/00

Miscellaneous supports, holders or containers for household use

A47G 29/00

Stands or holders for kitchen articles

A47J 47/16

Storage means or holders for sports equipment

A63B 71/00

Racks or holders for tools

B25H 3/04

Special rules of classification

Racks or supports for supporting, storing or organizing specific articles should be covered in the field of the respective article.

{for stacked articles; Stabilising means therefor (for cans or bottles A47F 7/281)}
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Show stands, hangers or shelves adapted for vertically stacking containers, e.g. flasks, tins or bottles

A47F 7/281

{for long or non-stable articles, e.g. fishing rods, pencils, lipsticks or the like; Compartments or recesses as stabilising means (A47F 7/14, A47F 7/28, A47B 81/005 take precedence)}
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This place does not cover:

Show stands, hangers or shelves adapted for pictures, e.g. in combination with seed bags, cards, magazines, newspapers, books and the like

A47F 7/14

Show stands, hangers or shelves adapted for containers, e.g. flasks, tins or bottles

A47F 7/28

Cabinets or racks for storing elongated objects, e.g. rifles or fishing rods

A47B 81/005

Informative references

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

Racks for sports equipments

A63B 71/0036, A63B 60/56

{with one compartment or recess for each article (A47F 7/0035 takes precedence)}
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Show stands, hangers or shelves adapted for long or non-stable articles in a horizontal position

A47F 7/0035

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Racks or holders for tools

B25H 3/04

Pen holders

B43M 99/00

{for flat articles, e.g. panels, tiles (A47F 7/0014, A47F 7/14, A47F 7/16 take precedence)}
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Show stands, hangers or shelves adapted for a horizontal stack of flat articles in an almost vertical position

A47F 7/0014

Show stands, hangers or shelves adapted for pictures, e.g. in combination with seed bags, cards, magazines, newspapers, books and the like

A47F 7/14

Show stands, hangers or shelves adapted for carpets, wallpaper or textile materials

A47F 7/16

{for flexible long articles in rolls, e.g. electrical cords, cables, chains, waterhoses (for textile articles on rolls A47F 7/17)}
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For textile articles on rolls

A47F 7/17

{for disklike articles (A47F 7/0064 takes precedence)}
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Show stands, hangers or shelves adapted for crockery, e.g. plates, glasses

A47F 7/0064

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

Record cabinets

A47B 81/067

Cabinets, cases or stands for record carriers

G11B 33/02

{for crockery, e.g. plates, glasses}
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Cocktail cabinets

A47B 69/00

Cabinets specially adapted for storing dishware

A47B 81/04

Plate holders

A47G 1/1646, A47G 19/08

Dish racks

A47L 15/50, A47L 19/00

{for perishable goods}
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Refrigerated or air-conditioned show cases or cabinets

A47F 3/04

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Humidifying devices for show cases

A47F 3/001

Cabinets for perishable goods

A47B 71/00

Cabinets for fruit or vegetables

A47B 75/00

{for plants or flowers}
References
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Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Humidifying devices for show cases

A47F 3/001

Floral handling

A01G 5/00

Flower holders

A47G 7/00

Containers or packages for living plants

B65D 85/52

for jewellery, dentures, watches, eye-glasses, lenses, or the like
Definition statement

This place covers:

Display stands for luxury goods, i.e. for jewellery, dentures, watches, eye-glasses, lenses, cameras, mobile phones, laptop computers or the like.

References
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Receptacles or cases for spectacles, watches, jewellery or the like

A45C 11/00

Book-rests, note-book holders

A47B 23/04

Miscellaneous supports, holders or containers for household use

A47G 29/00

{for eye-glasses (A47F 7/03 takes precedence; with theft prevention A47F 7/0243)}
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Show stands, hangers or shelves adapted for eye-glasses with provisions for preventing unauthorised removal

A47F 7/0243

Show stands, hangers or shelves adapted for jewellery, watches, eye-glasses or the like in boxes

A47F 7/03

{for watches or for bracelets therefor (A47F 7/03 takes precedence)}
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This place does not cover:

Show stands, hangers or shelves adapted for jewellery, watches, eye-glasses or the like in boxes

A47F 7/03

with provisions for preventing unauthorised removal {(show cases with devices for prevention of theft A47F 3/002; devices for locking portable objects against unauthorised removal E05B 73/0017)}
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Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Show cases with devices for prevention against theft

A47F 3/002

Devices for locking portable objects against unauthorised removal

E05B 73/00

Theft alarms for portable items on display

G08B 13/14

{for rectangular articles, e.g. books, cassettes (on the article itself E05B 73/0023)}
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Devices for locking portable objects, in the form of containers, boxes, cases or the like, against unauthorised removal

E05B 73/0023

of box shape; Adaptations of boxes to display purposes
References
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Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Receptacles or cases for spectacles, watches, jewellery or the like

A45C 11/00

Boxes, packages in general

B65D

for tyres; for wheels {(holders for bicycles B62H 3/00)}
References
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This place does not cover:

Holders or racks for bicycles

B62H 3/00

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Racks for cylindrical objects

A47B 81/007

Vehicle tyres in general

B60C

Supplementary fittings on vehicle exterior for carrying loads, e.g. bicycles

B60R 9/00

Spare wheel stowing, holding or mounting arrangements

B62D 43/00

Storage devices for warehouses

B65G 1/02

for hats {or wigs}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Display stands for hats, caps, helmets or the like.

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

Hat boxes

A45C 11/02

Cabinets for hats

A47B 61/04

Hat holders, hat racks

A47G 25/10

{for wigs (wig cases A45C 11/00)}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Display stands for wigs.

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

Wig cases

A45C 11/00

for shoes {(shoe hangers A47G 25/005; shoe hangers with anti-theft means E05B 69/003)}
References
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This place does not cover:

Shoe hangers

A47G 25/005

Shoe hangers with anti-theft means

E05B 69/003

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

Shoe racks as an implement for the manufacture of shoes

A43D 117/00

Cabinets for shoes

A47B 61/04

for ties (household necktie holders A47G 25/74); for collars {, belts, braces, zip fasteners}
References
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Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Necktie holders

A47G 25/74

for pictures, e.g. in combination with books or seed-bags {; for cards, magazines, newspapers, books or booklike articles, e.g. audio/video cassettes (racks or containers with dispensing arrangements A47F 1/04; for cardboard panels, e.g. posters, A47F 7/0042)}
References
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Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Racks or containers with dispensing arrangements

A47F 1/04

For cardboard panels, e.g. posters

A47F 7/0042

Display of pictures per se, picture frames

A47G 1/06

Cardboard or the like show cards of foldable or flexible material

G09F 1/00

Means for displaying samples

G09F 5/00

Boards, hoardings, pillars or the like structures for notices, placards, posters or the like

G09F 15/00

{for only one article}
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Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Display of pictures per se, picture frames

A47G 1/06

Supports or holders for show cards

G09F 1/10

{hanging or attached on show stands by means of brackets, clips, slits or the like}
References
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Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Devices for hanging or supporting pictures

A47G 1/16

{the show stands or the like being provided with compartments or pockets (with theft prevention A47F 7/0246)}
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Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

With theft prevention

A47F 7/0246

for carpets; for wallpaper; for textile materials {(for ceramic tiles A47F 7/0042)}
References
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Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

For ceramic tiles

A47F 7/0042

{in the form of flat shaped samples (G09F 5/02; sample cards G09F 5/04)}
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Sample cases

G09F 5/02

Sample cards

G09F 5/04

in rolls or rolled tapes
References
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Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

For flexible long articles not on rolls

A47F 7/005

for clothing materials (A47F 7/17 takes precedence {; for zip fasteners A47F 7/12})
Definition statement

This place covers:

Mainly display of clothing fabrics on (two dimensional) human figures.

References
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This place does not cover:

Show stands, hangers or shelves adapted for textile materials in rolls or rolled tapes

A47F 7/17

Informative references

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

Display stands for zip fasteners

A47F 7/12

Mannequins, dummies or busts

A47F 8/00

Special arrangements of mirrors

A47F 11/04

Dress form, bust forms and stands for tailoring

A41H 5/00

for garments (for hosiery A47F 7/10; for ties or collars A47F 7/12; dummies, busts or the like A47F 8/00; wardrobes with garment-holders A47B 61/00; household implements used in connection with wearing apparel or dress holders, {e.g. garment supporting racks} A47G 25/00)
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Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Display hangers

A47F 5/0006

Display stands for hosiery

A47F 7/10

Display stands for ties or collars

A47F 7/12

Mannequins, dummies or busts

A47F 8/00

Systems for viewing or displaying garments virtually

A47F 11/06, G03B, G06Q, G09F

Wardrobes with garment-holder

A47B 61/00

Household implements used in connection with wearing apparel; dress holders, clothes and shoe hangers or garment supporting racks

A47G 25/00

Clothes racks {(A47G 25/06 takes precedence)}
References
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This place does not cover:

Clothes racks

A47G 25/06

Clothes drying racks

D06F 57/00

Informative references

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

Details of rods of clothes racks

A47G 25/0692

extensible from a showcase
References
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Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Wardrobes with extensible garment holders

A47B 61/02

for containers, e.g. flasks, bottles {, tins, milk packs (racks or containers with dispensing arrangements A47F 1/04; for lipsticks or markers A47F 7/0021; for audio/video cassettes or booklike articles A47F 7/14)}
References
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Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Racks or containers with dispensing arrangements

A47F 1/04

For lipsticks or markers

A47F 7/0021

For audio/video cassettes or booklike articles

A47F 7/14

Bottle racks

A47B 73/00

Racks for cylindrical objects

A47B 81/007

{for vertically-stacked containers; Stabilising means therefor}
References
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Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Bottle crate stacking elements

B65D 21/02

{Show stands having sampling means, e.g. colour, taste, perfume}
References
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Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Casings for storing cosmetic substances

A45D 40/00

for furniture, e.g. beds, mattresses
References
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Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Tables, desks, cabinets and cupboards

A47B

Beds, mattresses in general

A47C

Furniture for children

A47D

Dummies, busts or the like, e.g. for displaying garments (tailors' dummies A41H 5/00; {artificial limbs A61F; dolls in general A63H})
Definition statement

This place covers:

Dummies, busts or the like, e.g. for displaying garments

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

Tailors' dummies

A41H 5/00

Artificial limbs

A61F

Dolls in general

A63H

Wire figures; Contour figures for displaying garments {(A47F 7/10, A47F 7/12 take precedence)}
References
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This place does not cover:

Display stands for hosiery

A47F 7/10

Display stands for ties or collars

A47F 7/12

Shop, bar, bank or like counters (show cases or show cabinets A47F 3/00; safety transaction partitions, e.g. movable pay plates, E05G 7/00)
Definition statement

This place covers:

Primarily only the furniture aspects, i.e. the general arrangements or configurations, of shop, bar, bank or like counters.

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

Show cases or show cabinets

A47F 3/00

Exhibition stands, booths

E04H 1/12

Safety transaction partitions, e.g. movable pay plates

E05G 7/00

Weighing

G01G

Record carriers or readers, e.g. bar code readers, per se

G06K

Cash registers

G07G 1/00

{with extendable shelves}
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Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Cabinets, racks or shelf units, having one or more surfaces adapted to be brought into position for use by extending

A47B 46/00

Paying counters {(change plates, coin dispensers with rotatable change dishes G07D)}
References
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Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Safety transaction partitions, e.g. movable pay plates

E05G 7/00

Change plates, coin dispensers with rotatable change dishes

G07D

Check-out counters, e.g. for self-service stores
References
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Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Conveyor belt arrangements

B65G 15/00

{Shopping bags or carton-dispensing systems therefor}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Shopping bag or carton-dispensing systems specifically adapted for check-out counters.

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

Shopping bag holders

A47F 13/085

Machinery characterised by making rectangular envelopes or bags of flat form

B31B 70/00, B31B 2160/10

Forming, feeding, opening or setting-up containers or receptacles in association with packaging

B65B 43/00

Apparatus or devices facilitating manual packaging operations; Sack holders

B65B 67/00

Details of, or accessories for, sacks or bags

B65D 33/00

Delivering articles from cutting or line-perforating machines, from or with devices for breaking partially-cut or perforated webs, e.g. bursters

B65H 35/10

{Arrangement of recording means in or on check-out counters (record carriers or readers per se G06K)}
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This place does not cover:

Record carriers or (bar-code) readers per se

G06K

Furniture or installations specially adapted to particular types of service systems, not otherwise provided for (conveyor aspects B65G; building aspects E04H; coin-freed apparatus G07F)
References
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Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Conveyor belt aspects

B65G 15/00

Building aspects

E04H 1/00

Coin-freed apparatus

G07F

for self-service type systems, e.g. supermarkets (A47F 10/06 takes precedence; hand-carts B62B; baskets B65D)
References
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This place does not cover:

Furniture or installations for restaurant service systems

A47F 10/06

Informative references

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

Adjustable gondolas, shelving units

A47F 5/10

for storing or handling self-service hand-carts or baskets
References
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Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Hand carts having more than one axis carrying transport wheels, shopping trolleys

B62B 3/00

Stackable wire-mesh containers

B65D 21/0211

for restaurant service systems (table equipment A47G {; dirty crockery transport in association with crockery washing machines A47L 15/00})
References
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Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Refrigerated display show cases

A47F 3/04

Service or tea trolleys or wagons

A47B 31/00

Table equipment

A47G

Heated food display cases, e.g. chafers

A47J 36/24

Food heating chambers

A47J 39/00

Dirty crockery transport in association with crockery washing machines

A47L 15/00

Arrangements in shop windows, {shop floors} or show cases
Definition statement

This place covers:

Arrangements in shop windows, on shop floors or in show cases specifically for display purposes and for bringing about special optical effects, and arrangements of lighting devices in show cases, show windows or the like.

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

Furnishing for windows

A47H

Advertising, display of information

G09F

Removable walls {, scaffolding or the like}; Pillars; Special curtains or the like
References
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Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Curtains, window furnishing

A47H

Walls, partitions

E04B 2/00

Means for bringing about special optical effects
References
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Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Optical elements, systems

G02B

Non-reflecting shop-windows
References
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Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Surface treatment of glass, e.g. coatings

C03C 17/00

Arrangements of light sources
Definition statement

This place covers:

This sub-group mainly covers showcases with lighting and the arrangement of lighting devices in showcases.

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

Lighting aspects of furniture

A47B 97/00

Lighting devices per se

F21V

Structural combinations of lighting devices with furniture

F21V 33/00

Bus-bars

H01R 25/14

Special rules of classification

Lighting devices per se for use in show cases can be found in A47F 3/001.

Shop or like accessories (devices for drawing-off and cutting paper from a roll B65H; movably-mounted ladders E06C 9/06)
Definition statement

This place covers:

Accessories, tools or equipment specifically for use in shops.

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

Devices for drawing-off and cutting paper from a roll

B65H

Movably-mounted ladders

E06C 9/06

Reaching devices (having gripping means B25J)
References
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This place does not cover:

Reaching devices having gripping means

B25J 1/00

Hand implements, e.g. grocers' scoops, ladles, paper-bag holders
References
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Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Culinary hand implements, cooking spoons

A47J 43/28

Measuring spoons or scoops

G01F 19/002

Weighing spoons

G01G 19/56

{Shopping-bag holders (A47F 9/042 takes precedence)}
References
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This place does not cover:

Shopping bag or carton-dispensing systems specifically for use with check-out counters

A47F 9/042

Informative references

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

Machinery characterised by making rectangular envelopes or bags of flat form

B31B 70/00, B31B 2160/10

Forming, feeding, opening or setting-up containers or receptacles in association with packaging

B65B 43/00

Apparatus or devices facilitating manual packaging operations; Sack holders

B65B 67/00

Details of, or accessories for, sacks or bags

B65D 33/00

Delivering articles from cutting or line-perforating machines, from or with devices for breaking partially-cut or perforated webs, e.g. bursters

B65H 35/10