CPC Definition - Subclass B43K

Last Updated Version: 2016.11
IMPLEMENTS FOR WRITING OR DRAWING (containers, casings or accessories for cosmetic substances, e.g. shaving soap, lipstick, make-up A45D 34/00, A45D 40/00)
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • nibs and writing-points of ink pens;
  • nib holders (penholders);
  • ink fountain-pens, ink ball-point pens, ink pens with writing-points other than nibs or balls;
  • ink filling devices;
  • devices for removing or cleaning nibs of ink pens;
  • assembling, finishing, or repairing ink pens;
  • continuously-adjustable nibs of ink pens;
  • non-propelling pencils, styles, crayons, chalks;
  • propelling pencils;
  • holders or connectors for writing implements (pencils and ink pens) and means for protecting the writing-points of said writing implements;
  • mechanisms for selecting, projecting, retracting or locking writing units;
  • attaching writing implements to wearing apparel or objects;
  • multiple-point writing implements (pencils and ink pens);
  • combination of writing implements with other articles;
  • writing implement receptacles functioning as, or combined with, writing implements.
References
Informative references

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

Apparatus for applying liquids in general

B05C

Processes for applying liquids in general

B05D

Cutting, perforating, punching, stamping-out in general

B26D, B26F

Containers

B65D

Coating compositions, inks, correcting fluids

C09D

Electric digital data processing

G06F

Displaying, advertising

G09F

Glossary of terms

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

Writing implements

pens, pencils, crayons, chalks or like markers for writing or drawing

Nibs (continuously adjustable nibs B43K 17/00); Writing-points (for indicating or recording apparatus G01D 15/16)
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • the writing-points of ink pens, by considering their different shapes and materials: e.g. capillary, porous, split or wire nibs; tubular or fibrous writing-points; ball points or felt pads.
References
Informative references

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

Nib holders, fountain pens, ball-point pens, pens with other writing-points, multiple-point writing implements

B43K 3/00, B43K 5/00, B43K 7/00, B43K 8/00, B43K 27/00

Appliances for applying liquid cosmetics, e.g. using roller or ball

A45D 34/04

Brushes with reservoir

A46B 11/00

Hand-held spraying apparatus, e.g. pen-like sprayers

B05B 11/00

Hand apparatus for applying liquids

B05C 17/00

Making writing instruments

B21D 53/76

Machining for treating particular metal objects

B23H 9/00

Erasing devices, e.g. with fluids

B43L 19/00

Hand devices for applying liquid, other than ink

B43M 11/00

Implements e.g. for painting lines

B44D 3/22

Alloys

C22C

Coating metallic material

C23C

Pointing devices

G06F 3/033

Nib holders (holders for continuously adjustable nibs B43K 17/00)
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • penholders, namely rods of e.g. wood, metal, plastic into which a nib is fixed or pinched;
  • penholders with retractable nibs.
References
Informative references

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

Nibs

B43K 1/00

Devices for removing or cleaning nibs

B43K 13/00

Mechanisms for retracting writing units

B43K 24/00

Implements e.g. for painting lines

B44D 3/22

Recording elements transferring e.g. ink to recording surfaces

G01D 15/16

Pens with ink reservoirs in holders, e.g. fountain-pens (nibs or writing-points with ink reservoirs B43K 1/01; ball-point pens B43K 7/00; pens with writing-points other than nibs or balls B43K 8/00; multiple-point writing implements B43K 27/00)
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • ink fountain pens;
  • components of ink fountain-pens, i.e. barrels, ink reservoirs, retractable nibs, closing means and arrangements for feeding ink to the nibs.
References
Informative references

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

Split nibs

B43K 1/02

Holders for writing implements

B43K 23/00, B43K 23/004, B43K 23/008

Writing-points protecting means

B43K 23/08

Mechanisms for retracting writing units

B43K 24/00

Hand apparatus for applying liquids

B05C 17/00

Layered products e.g. tubular

B32B 1/00

Ink supply systems

B41J 2/175

Liquid applying hand-held devices of the fountain-pen type

B43M 11/08

Implements e.g. for painting lines

B44D 3/22

Inks

C09D 11/00

Ball-point pens ({B43M 11/085 takes precedence}; multiple-point writing implements B43K 27/00)
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • ink ball-point pens;
  • components of ink ball-point pens, i.e. barrels, ink reservoirs, retractable ball points and arrangements for feeding ink to the ball points.
References
Informative references

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

Nibs with ball points

B43K 1/08

Fountain-pens, pens with writing-points other than nibs or balls

B43K 5/00, B43K 8/00

Holders for writing implements

B43K 23/00, B43K 23/004, B43K 23/008

Mechanisms for retracting writing units

B43K 24/00

Appliances for applying liquid cosmetics, e.g. using roller or ball

A45D 34/04

Hand apparatus for applying liquids

B05C 17/00

Layered products e.g. tubular

B32B 1/00

Ink supply systems

B41J 2/175

Erasing devices with fluids

B43L 19/00

Inks

C09D 11/00

Pens with writing-points other than nibs or balls (brushes with reservoir for supplying substances A46B 11/00)
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • ink pens with writing-points other than nibs or balls;
  • components of ink pens with writing-points other than nibs or balls, i.e. barrels, spraying systems, writing points (comprising fibres, felt or capillary material; with roller or coreless tube; electrically or magnetically activated), ink reservoirs, retractable writing points, closing means and arrangements for feeding ink to the writing points.
References
Informative references

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

Capillary or porous nibs, fibrous writing-points, felt pads

B43K 1/00, B43K 1/12

Fountain-pens, ball-point pens

B43K 5/00, B43K 7/00

Holders for writing implements

B43K 23/00, B43K 23/004, B43K 23/008

Writing-points protecting means

B43K 23/08

Mechanisms for retracting writing units

B43K 24/00

Multiple-point writing implements

B43K 27/00

Appliances for applying liquid cosmetics, e.g. using roller or ball

A45D 34/04

Hand-held spraying apparatus

B05B 11/00

Hand apparatus for applying liquids

B05C 17/00

Layered products e.g. tubular

B32B 1/00

Ink jet printing mechanisms

B41J 2/00

Ink supply systems

B41J 2/175

Erasing devices with fluids

B43L 19/00

Hand devices for applying liquid, other than ink

B43M 11/00

Implements e.g. for painting lines

B44D 3/22

Hand-held apparatus for applying coatings

B65H 37/00

Inks

C09D 11/00

Apparatus for measuring force

G01L 5/00

Pointing devices

G06F 3/033

Filling devices (ink receptacles B43L 25/00)
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • ink refilling arrangements for writing implements with ink reservoirs.
References
Informative references

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

Refilling of cartridges in typewriters

B41J 2/175

Filling liquids in containers

B65B 3/00

Filling bottles with liquids

B67C 3/00

Devices for removing nibs; Devices for cleaning nibs, e.g. by wiping (ink receptacles with pen-wiping means B43L 25/12)
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • devices for removing or cleaning the writing points of ink pens.
References
Informative references

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

Devices for cleaning brushes

A46B 17/06

Cleaning in general

B08B

Machines for separating metal parts

B23P 19/00

Hand tools for separating parts

B25B 27/00

Assembling, finishing, or repairing pens
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • assembling whole ink writing implements or only parts (e.g. clips or writing points) thereof;
  • providing the finished appearance to ink writing implements;
  • repairing deteriorated ink writing implements.
References
Informative references

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

Nibs

B43K 1/00

Fountain-pens, ball-point pens, pens with writing-points other than nibs or balls

B43K 5/00, B43K 7/00, B43K 8/00

Assembling, finishing, or repairing propelling pencils

B43K 21/24

Multiple-point writing implements

B43K 27/00

Restoring or reconditioning objects

B23P 6/00

Machines for fitting together metal parts

B23P 19/00

Devices for polishing, finishing or abrading surfaces

B24B 29/00 - B24B 37/00

Hand tools for fitting together parts

B25B 27/00

Repairing of articles made from plastics

B29C 73/00

Repairing layered products

B32B 43/00

Assembling, repairing, or finishing erasers

B43L 19/00

Fittings for pipes

F16L

Continuously-adjustable nibs, e.g. for drawing-pens; Holders therefor (features common to fountain pens B43K 5/00)
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • drawing-pens adapted to draw lines of any predetermined width;
  • ink writing implements with e.g. cushioned or diameter expandable writing tips;
  • holders with arrangements for drawing dotted lines.
References
Informative references

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

Nibs

B43K 1/00

Nib holders

B43K 3/00

Generating stepwise movements of drawing equipment

B43L 13/24

Non-propelling pencils; Styles; Crayons; Chalks (batik pencils, cord-line chalkers B44D 3/00; writing-core compositions for pencils, crayon compositions, chalk compositions C09D 13/00)
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • non-propelling pencils (e.g. with graphite, coloured or with short leads), styles, crayons (e.g. pastel or with wax) and chalks;
  • non-propelling pencils with metallic writing-core (e.g. of metal alloy or aluminium) for writing on surfaces;
  • slate pencils having a rod of slate and adapted for drawing, writing on slate surfaces;
  • non-propelling pencil sheathings;
  • making non-propelling pencils.
References
Informative references

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

Holders for crayons or chalks

B43K 23/016

Multiple-point writing implements

B43K 27/00

Holders for pencil-like cosmetics

A45D 40/20

Manufacture of specific wooden articles

B27M

Methods for working e.g. slate

B28D 1/32

Layered products essentially comprising wood

B32B 21/00

Printing on wooden surfaces

B41M 1/38

Hand-held eraser holders of the pencil type

B43L 19/00

Propelling pencils (projecting mechanisms for writing units B43K 24/00; multiple-point writing implements B43K 27/00)
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • propelling pencils, in which the writing core (lead) is projected by a feeding mechanism;
  • different components of propelling pencils, namely barrels and writing core feeding mechanisms (with sliding tubelike writing-core guides, by gravity, by means sliding in longitudinally-slotted casings, by screws, by stepwise feed, or with gripping means);
  • assembling, finishing, or repairing propelling pencils.
References
Informative references

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

Barrels for pens with nibs, ball points or other writing points

B43K 5/00, B43K 7/00, B43K 8/00

Pens with retractable nibs, ball points or other writing points

B43K 5/16, B43K 7/12, B43K 8/24

Assembling, finishing, or repairing pens

B43K 15/00

Holders for writing implements

B43K 23/00, B43K 23/004, B43K 23/008

Holders for pencil-like cosmetics

A45D 40/20

Layered products e.g. tubular

B32B31/00

Hand-held eraser holders of the mechanical pencil type

B43L 19/00

Pencil-leads, crayon compositions, chalk composition

C09D 13/00

Holders or connectors for writing implements; Means for protecting the writing-points {(B43K 27/003 takes precedence)}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • tubular pencil holders e.g. for the holding of short pencils;
  • tubular shaped, open-ended writing implement holders;
  • tubular pencil couplings which hold two pencils together;
  • writing implements supporting means;
  • holders or barrels with finger grips or adapted for handicapped persons;
  • holders for attachment to finger tips;
  • holders for crayons or chalks;
  • means for connecting two or more writing implements;
  • writing-points protecting means, e.g. caps.
References
Informative references

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

Barrels for pens with nibs, ball points or other writing points

B43K 5/00, B43K 7/00, B43K 8/00

Pens with closing means or movable closure

B43K 5/17, B43K 8/02

Non-propelling pencil sheathings

B43K 19/14

Barrels for propelling pencils

B43K 21/00

Attaching writing implements to wearing apparel or objects

B43K 25/00

Barrels for multiple-point writing implements

B43K 27/00

Appliances for applying liquid cosmetics, e.g. using roller or ball

A45D 34/04

Holders for pencil-like cosmetics

A45D 40/20

Handle constructions with improve grip

B25G 1/10

Supports for attachment to hands or arms for facilitating writing

B43L 15/00

Holders for erasers

B43L 19/00

Hand-held devices

B43M 11/06

Desk sets comprising pen holders

B43M 99/00

Mechanisms for selecting, projecting, retracting or locking writing units
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • mechanisms (deformable barrels, sliding sleeves or means, flicking or tilting means, turning means or push-buttons) for locking a single writing unit in only fully projected or retracted positions;
  • mechanisms (sliding means, turning means or push-buttons) for selecting, projecting and locking several writing units.
References
Informative references

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

Pens with retractable nibs, ball points or other writing points

B43K 5/16, B43K 7/12, B43K 8/24

Propelling pencils

B43K 21/00

Multiple-point writing implements

B43K 27/00

Holders for pencil-like cosmetics

A45D 40/20

Hand-held eraser holders of the mechanical pencil type

B43L 19/00

Pointing devices

G06F 3/033

Attaching writing implements to wearing apparel or objects involving constructional changes of the implements (protecting means, e.g. caps B43K 23/08; garment-holding devices A44B 99/00; fastening articles to wearing apparel A45F 5/02)
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • attaching means for attaching writing implements to wearing apparel or objects, like e.g. tether, magnet, necklace, chain, ring, hooked fabric (Velcro) or clips.
References
Informative references

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

Supporting means for writing implements

B43K 23/00

Key-rings

A44B 15/00

Clips in their decorative or ornamental aspect

A44C 1/00

Bracelets with means for attaching a writing instrument

A44C 5/00

Supports for attachment to hands or arms for facilitating writing

B43L 15/00

Friction-grip releasable fastenings, like clips

F16B 2/20

Magnets

H01F 1/00

Multiple-point writing implements, e.g. multicolour; Combinations of writing implements (B43K 29/00 takes precedence; mechanisms for selecting, projecting, retracting or locking writing units B43K 24/00; multiple writing devices with pantographic linkages B43L 13/12)
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • writing implements (pencils or ink pens) with more than one writing-point (combinations of only pens, of only pencils or of pens and pencils).
References
Informative references

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

Fountain-pens, ball-point pens, pens with writing-points other than nibs or balls

B43K 5/00, B43K 7/00, B43K 8/00

Non-propelling and propelling pencils

B43K 19/00, B43K 21/00

Holders for writing implements

B43K 23/00, B43K 23/004, B43K 23/008

Means for connecting two or more writing implements

B43K 23/06

Mechanisms for retracting writing units

B43K 24/00

Appliances for applying liquid cosmetics, e.g. using roller or ball

A45D 34/04

Holders for pencil-like cosmetics

A45D 40/20

Hand apparatus for applying liquids

B05C 17/00

Layered products e.g. tubular

B32B 1/00

Erasers, rubbers, or erasing devices

B43L 19/00

Hand devices for applying liquid, other than ink

B43M 11/00

Inks

C09D 11/00

Combinations of writing implements with other articles
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • writing implements comprising one or more non-writing articles on or in them.
  • besides the examples of articles listed explicitly in this group, other non-writing articles are also possible, namely e.g. magnetically means, toys, ornaments or decorations, letter openers, pocket knifes, nail files, cap openers, screwdrivers, perfuming means, bookmarks, key holders, massage devices, golf tees, cigarette holders, first-aid kits or spray devices.
References
Informative references

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

Accessories for smoker's pipes

A24F 9/00

Cigarette holders

A24F 13/02

Key-rings

A44B 15/00

Jewellery

A44C

Nail files

A45D 29/04

Containers adapted for handling liquid cosmetic substances

A45D 34/00

Casings for handling solid cosmetic substances

A45D 40/00

Brushes

A46B

First-aid kits

A61F 17/00

Devices for massage

A61H 7/00

Containers adapted for medical purposes

A61J 1/00

Golf tees

A63B 57/10

Lottos or bingo games

A63F 3/06

Games not otherwise provided for

A63F 9/00

Noise-producing devices for toy effects

A63H 5/00

Other toys

A63H 33/00

Hand-held spraying apparatus

B05B 11/00

Screwdrivers

B25B 15/00

Hand-held cutting tools

B26B

Portable hand-operated stamp devices

B41K 1/00

Apparatus for stamping articles

B41K 3/00

Sheet pads

B42D 5/00

Calendar blocks

B42D 5/04

Bookmarkers

B42D 9/00

Circular curve-drawing instruments

B43L 9/00

Blotters

B43L 17/00

Erasers, rubbers, or erasing devices

B43L 19/00

Sharpeners for pencils or leads

B43L 23/00

Devices for opening envelopes

B43M 7/00

Hand devices for applying liquid, other than ink

B43M 11/00

Decorative arts

B44

Containers with means for dispensing contents

B65D 83/00

Hand-held apparatus for applying coatings

B65H 37/00

Hand devices for removing flanged caps

B67B 7/16

Perfumes

C11B 9/00

Making blotting paper

D21F 11/14

Electric lighting devices

F21L 4/00

Combinations of lighting devices with other articles

F21V 33/00

Lighters containing fuel

F23Q 2/00

Instruments using mechanical measuring means

G01B 3/00

Compasses

G01C 17/00

Apparatus for measuring force

G01L 5/00

Light guides

G02B 6/00

Magnifying glasses

G02B 25/00

Other optical systems

G02B 27/00

Time-pieces combined with other articles

G04B 47/00

Indicating the time optically

G04C 17/00

Structural details of time-pieces

G04G 17/00

Input arrangements for transferring data

G06F 3/00

Arrangements for reading or recognising printed or written characters

G06K 9/00

Counting of objects

G06M 11/00

Lottery apparatus

G07C 15/00

Models for optics

G09B 23/22

Perpetual calendars

G09D 3/00

Indicating arrangements for variable information

G09F 11/00

Advertising on or in specific articles

G09F 23/00

Audible advertising

G09F 25/00

Sound-producing devices

G10K

Magnets

H01F 1/00

Scanning, transmission or reproduction of documents

H04N 1/00

Writing implement receptacles functioning as, or combined with, writing implements (other writing implement receptacles A45C 11/34, A45C 11/36)
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • writing implement receptacles like e.g. etuis, pen holding rulers, refill storing containers, containers for leads, containers for cartridges, lead dispensers or chalk dispensers.
References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Supporting means for writing implements

B43K 23/00

Desk sets penholders

B43M 99/00

Informative references

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

Propelling pencils with lead cartridges

B43K 21/00

Holders for chalk

B43K 23/016

Casings for storing solid cosmetic substances

A45D 40/00

Storage of ink cartridges

B41J 2/175

Straightedges combined with other drawing aids

B43L 7/00

Containers for dispensing rod-shaped articles

B65D 83/02

Containers adapted for pencils or pens

B65D 85/28