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									  Rapporteur's consolidated proposal for removal of the word "miscellaneous" from the English version of the IPC
                                               October 16th, 2003


Place       Existing text             Rapporteur's original Comments or                 Rapporteur's opinion         Consolidated proposal
                                      proposal              counterproposals
Catchword   CONTAINER(S) -            CONTAINER(S) for     US:                          R does not agree with US -      CONTAINER(S) for
index       miscellaneous household   household use A47G   CONTAINER(S) -               entries for residual places are household use A47G
            CONTAINER(S) A47G                              household CONTAINER(S)       not helpful in the Catchword
            29/00                                          not otherwise provided for   Index. In the context of the
                                                           A47G 29/00                   Catchword Index it is not
                                                                                        clear whether "not otherwise
                                                                                        provided for" relates to the
                                                                                        CI or the IPC.
Catchword   SUPPORTS -             SUPPORTS for            US:                          R does not agree with US -      SUPPORTS for household
index       miscellaneous SUPPORTS household use A47G      SUPPORTS - SUPPORTS          entries for residual places are use A47G
            for household use A47G                         for household use not        not helpful in the Catchword
            29/00                                          otherwise provided for       Index. In the context of the
                                                           A47G 29/00                   Catchword Index it is not
                                                                                        clear whether "not otherwise
                                                                                        provided for" relates to the
                                                                                        CI or the IPC.
Place       Existing text               Rapporteur's original Comments or                          Rapporteur's opinion            Consolidated proposal
                                        proposal              counterproposals
A42C 3/00   Miscellaneous appliances    Appliances for hat-        US: Other appliances for        US is right, group 1/02 also    Appliances for hat-
            for hat-making, e.g. for    making, e.g. for           making hats are in A42C         explicitely covers apparatus    making not provided for
            making wire forms for       making wire forms for      1/00:                           (=appliances), but the actual   in group 1/00, e.g. for
            hat-frames (sewing-         hat-frames (sewing-        Appliances for hat-making       group should be mentioned       making wire forms for
            machines for straw hats     machines for straw hats    not provided for by other       in the title.                   hat-frames (sewing-
            D05B; sewing-machines       D05B; sewing-machines      groups of this subclass, e.g.                                   machines for straw hats
            for making hat-brims        for making hat-brims       for making wire forms for       R thinks that since 2/00 is     D05B; sewing-machines
            D05B); Apparatus for        D05B); Apparatus for       hat-frames (sewing-             residual in itself 3/00 can not for making hat-brims
            changing the form or size   changing the form or       machines for straw hats         be made residual to 2/00.       D05B); Apparatus for
            of finished hats            size of finished hats      D05B; sewing-machines for       Furthermore, it is obvious      changing the form or size
                                                                   making hat-brims D05B);         from main groups A42B 1/00 of finished hats
                                                                   Apparatus for changing          and A41B 3/00 that helmets
                                                                   the form or size of finished    are considered to be different
                                                                   hats                            from hats

                                                                   GB: We slightly prefer the
                                                                   US version since it excludes
                                                                   the helmets of A42C 2/00.
A43B 11/00 Footwear with                Footwear with                                                                              Footwear with
           miscellaneous                arrangements to                                                                            arrangements to
           arrangements to facilitate   facilitate putting-on or                                                                   facilitate putting-on or
           putting-on or removing,      removing, e.g. with                                                                        removing, e.g. with
           e.g. with straps             straps                                                                                     straps
Place      Existing text         Rapporteur's original Comments or                  Rapporteur's opinion   Consolidated proposal
                                 proposal              counterproposals
A43D       MISCELLANEOUS         OTHER                  RO: When replacing           R agrees with RO      OTHER EQUIPMENT
Subclass   MECHANISMS FOR        MECHANISMS FOR         “miscellaneous” with                               OR MECHANISMS FOR
Index      SHOEMAKING OR         SHOEMAKING OR          “other”, it will not be very                       SHOEMAKING OR
           REPAIRING 111/00 to   REPAIRING 111/00 to    clear for the user what the                        REPAIRING 5/00, 61/00,
           119/00                119/00                 difference is between "Other                       111/00 to 119/00
                                                        mechanisms for shoemaking
                                                        or repairing 111/00 to
                                                                                                           <Delete existing entry for
                                                        119/00" - as proposed, and
                                                        "Other equipment for                               5/00, 61/00>
                                                        making or repairing 5/00,
                                                        61/00" - existing. The term
                                                        "equipment" of the Subclass
                                                        Index is used for hand
                                                        appliances and hand tools
                                                        (5/00) and for machines
                                                        (61/00). The term
                                                        "mechanism" is used also for
                                                        machines, but additionally
                                                        for means or mechanisms.
                                                        Our proposal is to revise
                                                        both entries and to combine
                                                        them:
                                                        OTHER EQUIPMENT OR
                                                        MECHANISMS FOR
                                                        SHOEMAKING OR
                                                        REPAIRING... 5/00, 61/00,
                                                        111/00 to 119/00.
A43D       Miscellaneous         Other mechanisms for   RO: We agree                                       Other mechanisms for
Guidance   mechanisms for        shoemaking                                                                shoemaking
heading    shoemaking
before
111/00
Place      Existing text              Rapporteur's original Comments or                           Rapporteur's opinion           Consolidated proposal
                                      proposal              counterproposals
A44C 25/00 Miscellaneous fancy ware   Fancy ware for              US:                             See "General question 1" of    Fancy ware for personal
           for personal wear, e.g.    personal wear, not          Fancy ware for personal         Annex 8.                       wear, not provided for in
           crosses, crucifixes,       provided for in groups      wear not provided for by                                       groups 1/00 to 19/00 or
           charms                     1/00 to 19/00 or 23/00,     other main groups of this                                      23/00, e.g. crosses,
                                      e.g. crosses, crucifixes,   subclass, e.g. crosses,                                        crucifixes, charms
                                      charms                      crucifixes, charms
A47B       MISCELLANEOUS              OTHER FURNITURE,            RO: We consider changing        Rapporteur sees the point      DETAILS OR
subclass   FURNITURE,                 OTHER                       the subclass index title into   made by RO, the difference     ACCESSORIES FOR
index      MISCELLANEOUS              ACCESSORIES FOR             “Other furniture, other         between "details" and          FURNITURE 88/00 to
           ACCESSORIES FOR            FURNITURE 95/00,            accessories for furniture       "accessories" is not very      97/00
           FURNITURE 95/00, 97/00     97/00                       95/00, 97/00" as affecting      clear. However, the RO
                                                                  the scope in relation to        proposal would not work.       OTHER FURNITURE
                                                                  95/00. In 95/00 the fittings                                   97/00
                                                                  for furniture are the           Rapporteur instead proposes
                                                                  accessories for furniture and   to replace both the two last   <Delete existing entry for
                                                                  only in 97/00 there are other   entries of the subclass index. 88/00 - 96/00>
                                                                  accessories, together with
                                                                  other furniture. For the
                                                                  Subclass Index, our proposal
                                                                  is as follows:
                                                                  ACCESSORIES FOR
                                                                  FURNITURE...95/00

                                                                  OTHER FURNITURE,
                                                                  OTHER ACCESSORIES
                                                                  FOR FURNITURE...97/00
Place       Existing text             Rapporteur's original Comments or                        Rapporteur's opinion             Consolidated proposal
                                      proposal              counterproposals
A47B 39/12 • Miscellaneous equipment • Other equipment for        EP: We think the title should R agrees with EP and RO         • Equipment for forms not
           for forms                 forms                        read:                                                         provided for in groups
                                                                  “Equipment for forms not                                      39/02 to 39/10
                                                                  provided for in groups 39/02
                                                                  to 39/10”
                                                                  Since there is no first-place
                                                                  priority rule in this area, it
                                                                  seems to be clearer to use
                                                                  such a wording. For
                                                                  example, when the subject
                                                                  matter concerns “equipment
                                                                  for adjustable forms”, we
                                                                  might want it to be classified
                                                                  in 39/02.

                                                                  RO: We would prefer the
                                                                  suggestions made by EPO
A47B 97/00 Miscellaneous furniture; Furniture or                  US:                          R agrees with US, except         Furniture or accessories
           Miscellaneous accessories accessories for              Furniture or accessories     "provided for in…" (see the      for furniture, not
           for furniture             furniture, not provided      for furniture not provided   Guide, paragraph 34)             provided for in other
                                     for in groups 1/00 to        for by other main groups                                      groups of this subclass
                                     96/00                        of this subclass
A47C31/00 Miscellaneous features in   Details or accessories      US:                          It should be discussed           Details or accessories for
          connection with chairs,     for chairs, beds or the     Features in connection       whether "Details and             chairs, beds or the like,
          beds, or the like, e.g.     like, not provided for in   with chairs, beds, or the    accessories", which is used in   not provided for in other
          upholstery fasteners,       groups 1/00 to 29/00,       like not provided for by     the subclass index, should be    groups of this subclass,
          mattress protectors,        e.g. upholstery             other main groups of this    used rather than the existing    e.g. upholstery fasteners,
          stretching devices for      fasteners, mattress         subclass, e.g. upholstery    wording.                         mattress protectors,
          mattress nets               protectors, stretching      fasteners, mattress                                           stretching devices for
                                      devices for mattress        protectors, stretching                                        mattress nets
                                      nets                        devices for mattress nets
Place        Existing text                 Rapporteur's original Comments or                            Rapporteur's opinion       Consolidated proposal
                                           proposal              counterproposals
A47G 29/00 Miscellaneous supports,         Supports, holders or        US:                          The US proposal is             Supports, holders or
           holders, or containers for      containers for              Supports, holders or         inaccurate, since 35/00 is     containers for household
           household use (for drying       household use, not          containers for household     residual to 29/00.             use, not provided for in
           towels A47K 10/04; stands,      provided for in groups      use not provided for by                                     groups 1/00 to 27/00 or
           racks, or the like for airing   1/00 to 27/00 or 33/00      other main groups of this                                   33/00 (for drying towels
           beds, garments, or the like,    (for drying towels A47K     subclass (for drying towels                                 A47K 10/04; stands, racks,
           clothes, drying devices         10/04; stands, racks, or    A47K 10/04; stands, racks,                                  or the like for airing beds,
           D06F 57/00)                     the like for airing beds,   or the like for airing beds,                                garments, or the like,
                                           garments, or the like,      garments, or the like,                                      clothes, drying devices
                                           clothes, drying devices     clothes, drying devices D06F                                D06F 57/00)
                                           D06F 57/00)                 57/00)
A47J 43/00 Miscellaneous implements Implements for                     US:                        R agrees, but the relationship   Implements for
           for preparing or holding preparing or holding               Implements for preparing between 43/00 and 47/00 is         preparing or holding
           food                     food, not provided for             or holding food not        ugly.                            food, not provided for in
                                    in groups 9/00 to 42/00            provided for by other main                                  other groups of this
                                    or 44/00                           groups of this subclass                                     subclass

                                                                       GB: We prefer the US
                                                                       version since A47J 45/00
                                                                       and 47/00 mention
                                                                       containers that could hold
                                                                       food. It is better and clearer
                                                                       to include them by referring
                                                                       to other main groups in the
                                                                       subclass, as US propose.
Place        Existing text                Rapporteur's original Comments or                         Rapporteur's opinion        Consolidated proposal
                                          proposal              counterproposals
A47J 47/00 Miscellaneous kitchen          Kitchen containers,       EP: Should this group not be EP and US probably have a      Kitchen containers,
           containers, stands, or the     stands or the like, not   residual to all main groups of point, there might be        stands or the like, not
           like (containers in general    provided for in groups    the subclass? We don’t see a containers in 9/00 to 25/00.   provided for in other
           B65D); Cutting-boards,         27/00 to 45/00            substantial difference                                      groups of this subclass
           e.g. for bread (with slicing   (containers in general    between 27/00 to 45/00 and                                  (containers in general
           devices B26D)                  B65D); Cutting-boards,    9/00 to 25/00                                               B65D); Cutting-boards,
                                          e.g. for bread (with                                                                  e.g. for bread (with
                                          slicing devices B26D)     RO: We would prefer the                                     slicing devices B26D)
                                                                    changes as proposed by SE
                                                                    and not the EPO, since in our
                                                                    opinion, containers are only
                                                                    in groups 27/00 to 45/00.

                                                                    US:
                                                                    Kitchen containers, stands
                                                                    or the like not provided for
                                                                    by other main groups of
                                                                    this subclass (containers in
                                                                    general B65D); Cutting-
                                                                    boards, e.g. for bread (with
                                                                    slicing devices B26D)
Place      Existing text            Rapporteur's original Comments or                       Rapporteur's opinion            Consolidated proposal
                                    proposal              counterproposals
A47L       CLEANING FOOTWEAR CLEANING                        US:                    The US proposal is                      CLEANING FOOTWEAR
Subclass   AND MISCELLANEOUS FOOTWEAR 23/00                  CLEANING FOOTWEAR      misleading since the                    23/00
index      EQUIPMENT 23/00, 25/00                            23/00                  "cleaning devices" structure
                                  OTHER CLEANING                                    is not parallel with the other          OTHER DOMESTIC
                                  DEVICES 25/00              CLEANING DEVICES       "cleaning …) entries in the             CLEANING DEVICES
                                                             NOT PROVIDED FOR BY index. It is also unusual to               25/00
                                                             OTHER MAIN GROUPS      refer to other groups in
                                                             OF THIS SUBCLASS 25/00 subclass indexes.

                                                             GB: We think the second        If "Domestic" is added to the
                                                             proposed entry should read     25/00 title it makes sense to
                                                             “OTHER DOMESTIC                follow the GB proposal.
                                                             CLEANING DEVICES
                                                             25/00 (see entry for 25/00)
A47L 25/00 Miscellaneous cleaning   Cleaning devices not     FR: Il nous paraît utile de    R agrees with both FR and       Domestic cleaning
           devices (for cleaning    provided for in groups   répéter "domestique" ici       US                              devices not provided for
           spectacles G02C 13/00)   1/00 to 23/00 (for                                                                      in other groups of this
                                    cleaning spectacles      US:                                                            subclass (for cleaning
                                    G02C 13/00)              Cleaning devices not                                           spectacles G02C 13/00)
                                                             provided for by other main
                                                             groups of this subclass (for
                                                             cleaning spectacles G02C
                                                             13/00)
Place      Existing text        Rapporteur's original Comments or             Rapporteur's opinion      Consolidated proposal
                                proposal              counterproposals
A63B       MISCELLANEOUS        OTHER SPORTING       JP: See A63B 67/00!      JP: See A63B 67/00        OTHER SPORTING
Subclass   SPORTING GAMES;      GAMES; OTHER                                                            GAMES; OTHER
index      MISCELLANEOUS        ACCESSORIES 67/00;   US:                US: It is unusual to refer to   ACCESSORIES 67/00;
           ACCESSORIES 67/00;   71/00                SPORTING GAMES AND other groups in subclass        71/00
           71/00                                     ACCESSORIES NOT    indexes.
                                                     PROVIDED FOR BY
                                                     OTHER MAIN GROUPS
                                                     OF THIS SUBCLASS
                                                     67/00; 71/00
Place      Existing text            Rapporteur's original Comments or                          Rapporteur's opinion         Consolidated proposal
                                    proposal              counterproposals
A63B 67/00 Miscellaneous sporting   Sporting games not       JP: JP has FI groups under        R understands the JP worries, Sporting games not
           games                    provided for in groups   67/00 and has classified          but thinks the new rules on   provided for in groups
                                    1/00 to 65/00            various sporting games there.     "what to classify" will solve 1/00 to 65/00
                                                             In some case a document has       their problems. Perhaps it
                                                             been classified in 1/00 -         would be a solution to say
                                                             65/00 (goods) and 67/00           "Aspects of sporting games,
                                                             (types of sports). We do not      not provided for in groups
                                                             think that 67/00 (sporting        1/00 to 65/00"?
                                                             games) and 1/00 - 65/00
                                                             (horizontal bars, rackets, golf   The US proposal is
                                                             clubs, etc.) are                  inaccurate, since 71/00 is
                                                             complementary to each             residual to 67/00.
                                                             other. JP prefers existing
                                                             wordings (“miscellaneous”)
                                                             as they are. JP were not able
                                                             to find alternative English
                                                             word appreciate if some
                                                             offices suggest a good
                                                             expression.

                                                             US:
                                                             Sporting games not
                                                             provided for by other main
                                                             groups of this subclass
Place       Existing text                Rapporteur's original Comments or        Rapporteur's opinion   Consolidated proposal
                                         proposal              counterproposals
A63F        CARD, BOARD, OR              CARD, BOARD, OR                                                 CARD, BOARD, OR
            ROULETTE GAMES;              ROULETTE GAMES;                                                 ROULETTE GAMES;
            INDOOR GAMES                 INDOOR GAMES                                                    INDOOR GAMES
            USING SMALL                  USING SMALL                                                     USING SMALL
            MOVING PLAYING               MOVING PLAYING                                                  MOVING PLAYING
            BODIES;                      BODIES; GAMES                                                   BODIES; GAMES NOT
            MISCELLANEOUS                NOT OTHERWISE                                                   OTHERWISE
            GAMES (data-processing       PROVIDED FOR                                                    PROVIDED FOR (data-
            equipment characterised by   (data-processing                                                processing equipment
            a specific application for   equipment characterised                                         characterised by a specific
            game playing G06F 17/00,     by a specific application                                       application for game
            G06F 19/00)                  for game playing G06F                                           playing G06F 17/00, G06F
                                         17/00, G06F 19/00)                                              19/00)
A63F 1/18   • • Scoring or registering   • • Scoring or registering                                      • • Scoring or registering
            devices; Miscellaneous       devices; Indicators (1/16                                       devices; Indicators (1/16
            indicators (time-testing     takes precedence; time-                                         takes precedence; time-
            devices G07C)                testing devices G07C)                                           testing devices G07C)
A63F 9/00   Miscellaneous games          Games, not otherwise                                            Games, not otherwise
            (aspects of games using an   provided for (aspects of                                        provided for (aspects of
            electronically generated     games using an                                                  games using an
            display having two or more   electronically generated                                        electronically generated
            dimensions showing           display having two or                                           display having two or
            representations related to   more dimensions                                                 more dimensions showing
            the game 13/00;              showing representations                                         representations related to
            miscellaneous sporting       related to the game                                             the game 13/00;
            games A63B 67/00)            13/00; miscellaneous                                            miscellaneous sporting
                                         sporting games A63B                                             games A63B 67/00)
                                         67/00)
Place      Existing text                 Rapporteur's original Comments or                      Rapporteur's opinion              Consolidated proposal
                                         proposal              counterproposals
A63G       MISCELLANEOUS          OTHER APPARATUS              RO: We would prefer          R agrees                              OTHER APPARATUS
Subclass   APPARATUS 31/00, 33/00 31/00, 33/00                 OTHER APPARATUS FOR                                                FOR PUBLIC
index                                                          PUBLIC AMUSEMENT                                                   AMUSEMENT 31/00,
                                                               31/00, 33/00                                                       33/00
                                                               as in the guidance heading
                                                               before 31/00. We consider it
                                                               clearer for the user.
A63G       Miscellaneous apparatus       Other apparatus for                                                                      Other apparatus for
Guidance   for public amusement          public amusement                                                                         public amusement
heading
before
31/00
A63H       MISCELLANEOUS TOYS            TOPS; DOLLS, TOY      GB: Should there not be a        It was R's intention to have      TOPS; DOLLS, TOY
Subclass      Tops; dolls, toy animals   ANIMALS 1/00; 3/00    “main heading” in capitals,      the three "new" entries in        ANIMALS 1/00; 3/00
index      1/00; 3/00                                          covering all three of these      capitals, parallel to the other
              Other toys 5/00, 7/00,     OTHER TOYS 5/00,      “subordinate” entries? It        capital entries. It would look    OTHER TOYS 5/00, 7/00,
           33/00                         7/00, 33/00           seems odd having these three     better to have the "new"          33/00
              Manufacture of dolls or                          entries in lower-case on their   entries placed above the
           toy figures 9/00              MANUFACTURE OF        own, in the midst of other       entry for driving mechanisms      MANUFACTURE OF
                                         DOLLS OR TOY          entries in capitals. We feel     etc.                              DOLLS OR TOY
                                         FIGURES 9/00          that “MISCELLANEOUS                                                FIGURES 9/00
                                                               TOYS” is not an                  R does not agree to use
                                                               unreasonable main heading        "miscellaneous" as a heading      <These three entries
                                                               to have here.                    here - if it means "diverse" as   should be placed above the
                                                                                                opposed to "residual" it          entry pointing to 29/00,
                                                                                                would include also the other      30/00, 31/00.
                                                                                                capital entries.                  The existing entry
                                                                                                                                  "MISCELLANEOUS
                                                                                                                                  TOYS" with its sub-entries
                                                                                                                                  should be deleted.>
Place       Existing text                Rapporteur's original Comments or                           Rapporteur's opinion              Consolidated proposal
                                         proposal              counterproposals
A63H 33/30 • Imitations of               • Imitations of apparatus,   FR: Ce sont les imitations    FR: The comma after             • Imitations of apparatus,
           miscellaneous apparatus       not otherwise provided       qui sont "non prévues".       "apparatus" takes care of this, not otherwise provided for,
           not otherwise provided for,   for, e.g. telephones,                                      at least in English!            e.g. telephones, weighing-
           e.g. telephones, weighing-    weighing-machines,           US:                                                           machines, cash-registers
           machines, cash-registers      cash-registers (savings      • Imitations of apparatus not US: See "General question 2" (savings boxes A45C 1/12;
           (savings boxes A45C 1/12;     boxes A45C 1/12; toy         provided for by other groups of Annex 8                       toy ticket punches G07B
           toy ticket punches G07B       ticket punches G07B          of this subclass, e.g.                                        9/02)
           9/02)                         9/02)                        telephones, weighing-
                                                                      machines, cash-registers
                                                                      (savings boxes A45C 1/12;
                                                                      toy ticket punches G07B
                                                                      9/02)
B23P        MISCELLANEOUS                METAL-WORKING                US:                            The US proposal is correct, METAL-WORKING
Subclass    METAL-WORKING                PROCESSES                    METAL-WORKING                  but the addition is not       PROCESSES
index       PROCESSES                                                 PROCESSES NOT                  necessary, since the subclass
                                                                      PROVIDED FOR BY                is residual.
                                                                      ANOTHER SUBCLASS
B65B 61/00 Miscellaneous auxiliary       Auxiliary devices            US:                            It is indeed better to have the   Auxiliary devices, not
           devices operating on          operating on sheets,         Not otherwise provided for     words "not otherwise              otherwise provided for,
           sheets, blanks, webs,         blanks, webs, binding        auxiliary devices operating    provided for" closer to           for operating on sheets,
           binding material,             material, containers, or     on sheets, blanks, webs,       "auxiliary devices". An           blanks, webs, binding
           containers, or packages,      packages, and not            binding material,              alternative wording, more         material, containers, or
           and not otherwise             otherwise provided for       containers, or packages,       consistent with normal IPC        packages (for operating on
           provided for (operating on    (operating on articles or    (operating on articles or      language, is proposed. The        articles or materials to be
           articles or materials to be   materials to be packaged     materials to be packaged and   reference has been                packaged 63/00)
           packaged and not otherwise    and not otherwise            not otherwise provided for     simplified.
           provided for 63/00)           provided for 63/00)          63/00)
Place       Existing text                Rapporteur's original Comments or                          Rapporteur's opinion              Consolidated proposal
                                         proposal              counterproposals
B65B 63/00 Miscellaneous auxiliary       Auxiliary devices          US:                             It is indeed better to have the   Auxiliary devices, not
           devices operating on          operating on articles or   Not otherwise provided for      words "not otherwise              otherwise provided for,
           articles or materials to be   materials to be            auxiliary devices operating     provided for" closer to           for operating on articles
           packaged and not              packaged and not           on articles or materials to     "auxiliary devices". An           or materials to be
           otherwise provided for        otherwise provided for     be packaged (operating on       alternative wording, more         packaged (for operating
           (operating on sheets,         (operating on sheets,      sheets, blanks, webs, binding   consistent with normal IPC        on sheets, blanks, webs,
           blanks, webs, binding         blanks, webs, binding      material, or packages, and      language, is proposed. The        binding material or
           material, or packages, and    material, or packages,     not otherwise provided for      reference has been                packages 61/00)
           not otherwise provided for    and not otherwise          61/00)                          simplified.
           61/00)                        provided for 61/00)
C09         DYES; PAINTS;                DYES; PAINTS;              US:                             See "General question 2" of       DYES; PAINTS;
            POLISHES; NATURAL            POLISHES;                  DYES; PAINTS;                   Annex 8                           POLISHES; NATURAL
            RESINS; ADHESIVES;           NATURAL RESINS;            POLISHES; NATURAL                                                 RESINS; ADHESIVES;
            MISCELLANEOUS                ADHESIVES;                 RESINS; ADHESIVES;                                                COMPOSITIONS NOT
            COMPOSITIONS;                COMPOSITIONS               COMPOSITIONS NOT                                                  OTHERWISE
            MISCELLANEOUS                NOT OTHERWISE              OTHERWISE                                                         PROVIDED FOR;
            APPLICATIONS OF              PROVIDED FOR;              PROVIDED FOR BY                                                   APPLICATIONS OF
            MATERIALS                    APPLICATIONS OF            ANOTHER CLASS;                                                    MATERIALS NOT
                                         MATERIALS NOT              APPLICATIONS OF                                                   OTHERWISE
                                         OTHERWISE                  MATERIALS NOT                                                     PROVIDED FOR
                                         PROVIDED FOR               OTHERWISE
                                                                    PROVIDED FOR BY
                                                                    ANOTHER CLASS
Place   Existing text       Rapporteur's original Comments or                     Rapporteur's opinion             Consolidated proposal
                            proposal              counterproposals
C09K    MATERIALS FOR       MATERIALS, NOT       EP: In project D004, the         EP: The new title, although      MATERIALS FOR
        MISCELLANEOUS       OTHERWISE            Definition Task Force            certainly correct, has not yet   APPLICATIONS NOT
        APPLICATIONS, NOT   PROVIDED FOR,        adopted a new title:             been approved by the             OTHERWISE
        PROVIDED FOR        FOR                  "Materials for miscellaneous     Committee of Experts. A          PROVIDED FOR;
        ELSEWHERE           APPLICATIONS,        applications or                  natural point would have         APPLICATIONS OF
                            NOT OTHERWISE        miscellaneous applications       been when discussing the         MATERIALS NOT
                            PROVIDED FOR         of materials, not provided for   results of revision project      OTHERWISE
                                                 elsewhere" (Annex 23 of          C362. R proposes that the        PROVIDED FOR
                                                 D004). It seems the only         change is made in the
                                                 possible new title avoiding      framework of this exercise.
                                                 the word "miscellaneous", is
                                                 a two-part title:                US: See "General question 2"
                                                 "MATERIALS FOR                   of Annex 8
                                                 APPLICATIONS NOT
                                                 PROVIDED FOR                     GB: R prefers the EP
                                                 ELSEWHERE;                       version, without the
                                                 APPLICATIONS OF                  redundant word
                                                 MATERIALS NOT                    "miscellaneous".
                                                 PROVIDED FOR
                                                 ELSEWHERE"                       "Not provided for elsewhere"
                                                 This reflects exactly the        has been replaced by the
                                                 purpose of this subclass.        wording used in the Guide -
                                                                                  which should of course also
                                                 US:                              be reflected in the definition
                                                 MATERIALS FOR                    project…
                                                 APPLICATIONS NOT
                                                 PROVIDED FOR BY
                                                 ANOTHER SUBCLASS

                                                 GB: See Rapporteur Report!
Place       Existing text                  Rapporteur's original Comments or                        Rapporteur's opinion            Consolidated proposal
                                           proposal              counterproposals
C13F 3/00   Miscellaneous sugar            Sugar products not          US:                          See "General question 2" of     Sugar products not
            products, e.g. powdered,       otherwise provided for,     Sugar products not           Annex 8                         otherwise provided for,
            lump, or liquid sugar;         e.g. powdered, lump, or     otherwise provided for in                                    e.g. powdered, lump, or
            Working-up of sugar            liquid sugar; Working-      other subclasses, e.g.                                       liquid sugar; Working-
            (5/00, C13H take               up of sugar (5/00, C13H     powdered, lump, or liquid                                    up of sugar (5/00, C13H
            precedence; sweetmeats         take precedence;            sugar; Working-up of                                         take precedence;
            A23G 3/00; foods               sweetmeats A23G 3/00;       sugar (5/00, C13H take                                       sweetmeats A23G 3/00;
            containing carbohydrate        foods containing            precedence; sweetmeats                                       foods containing
            syrups, sugars, sugar          carbohydrate syrups,        A23G 3/00; foods containing                                  carbohydrate syrups,
            alcohols or starch             sugars, sugar alcohols or   carbohydrate syrups, sugars,                                 sugars, sugar alcohols or
            hydrolysates A23L 1/09)        starch hydrolysates         sugar alcohols or starch                                     starch hydrolysates A23L
                                           A23L 1/09)                  hydrolysates A23L 1/09)                                      1/09)
D01G        MISCELLANEOUS                  COMBINATION OF              GB: See above remark for  See above remark for A63H!         COMBINATION OF
Subclass        Combination of             MACHINES OR                 A63H. We feel the word                                       MACHINES OR
index       machines or processes for      PROCESSES FOR               “MISCELLANEOUS” is not                                       PROCESSES FOR
            continuous processing          CONTINUOUS                  unreasonable to use here.                                    CONTINUOUS
            21/00                          PROCESSING 21/00                                                                         PROCESSING 21/00
                Warning or safety
            devices 31/00                  WARNING OR                                                                               WARNING OR SAFETY
                Hand tools for treatment   SAFETY DEVICES                                                                           DEVICES 31/00
            of fibres 33/00                31/00
                                                                                                                                    HAND TOOLS FOR
                                           HAND TOOLS FOR                                                                           TREATMENT OF
                                           TREATMENT OF                                                                             FIBRES 33/00
                                           FIBRES 33/00
D03C 19/00 Miscellaneous methods or        Methods or devices          US:                          R, who is not an expert in      Methods or devices
           devices concerned with          concerned with              Methods or devices           this field, agrees that it is   concerned with designing
           designing or making             designing or making         concerned with designing     perhaps technically safer to    or making patterns, not
           patterns                        patterns, not provided      or making patterns not       make the group residual to      provided for in other
                                           for in groups 15/00 or      provided for by other        the entire subclass.            groups of this subclass
                                           17/00                       groups of this subclass
Place         Existing text                Rapporteur's original Comments or                           Rapporteur's opinion             Consolidated proposal
                                           proposal              counterproposals
D03D 49/50    • • Miscellaneous devices    • • Devices or              US:                             See "General question 2" of      • • Devices or
(not in the   or arrangements concerning   arrangements concerning     • • Devices or arrangements     Annex 8.                         arrangements concerning
French        insertion of the weft and    insertion of the weft and   concerned with insertion of                                      insertion of the weft, not
version)      not otherwise provided for   not otherwise provided      the weft not provided for by    The proposed wording is          otherwise provided for
                                           for                         other groups of this subclass   consistent with the French
                                                                                                       version.
D04B 39/00 Miscellaneous knitting          Knitting processes,         US:                        See "General question 2" of           Knitting processes,
           processes, apparatus, or        apparatus, or               Knitting processes,        Annex 8                               apparatus, or machines,
           machines, not otherwise         machines, not               apparatus, or machines not                                       not otherwise provided
           provided for                    otherwise provided for      provided for by other                                            for
                                                                       groups of this subclass
D06F          HAND WASHING                 HAND WASHING                US:                             On reconsideration, the          HAND IMPLEMENTS
Subclass      IMPLEMENTS                   IMPLEMENTS                  HAND WASHING                    subclass index is not correct.   5/00
index            Receptacles; hand            Receptacles; hand        IMPLEMENTS                      5/00 is not residual and does
              rubbing apparatus;           rubbing apparatus; other       Receptacles; hand            not only relate to hand          HAND WASHING
              miscellaneous implements     implements 1/00; 3/00;      rubbing apparatus; other        washing, so it should have a     IMPLEMENTS
              1/00; 3/00; 5/00             5/00                        hand washing implements         separate entry, preferably          Receptacles; hand
                                                                       1/00; 3/00; 5/00                placed above the existing.       rubbing apparatus 1/00;
                                                                                                                                        3/00
D06F          Miscellaneous laundry        Other laundry                                                                                Other laundry apparatus
Guidance      apparatus or systems         apparatus or systems                                                                         or systems
heading
before
87/00
Place       Existing text                Rapporteur's original Comments or                             Rapporteur's opinion              Consolidated proposal
                                         proposal              counterproposals
E05B 73/00 Devices for locking           Devices for locking         US:                               R agrees.                         Devices for locking
           portable objects against      portable objects            Devices for locking                                                 portable objects against
           unauthorised removal;         against unauthorised        portable objects against                                            unauthorised removal;
           Miscellaneous locking         removal; Locking            unauthorised removal;                                               Locking devices not
           devices                       devices not provided        Locking devices not                                                 provided for in other
                                         for in groups 1/00 to       provided for by other                                               groups of this subclass
                                         71/00 or 75/00              groups of this subclass
E05F 7/00   Miscellaneous accessories    Wing fittings               US:                               This title should perhaps be      Wing fittings concerned
            for wings (specially         concerned with the          Accessories for wings not         discussed from a technical        with the functioning of
            adapted for furniture A47B   functioning of the wing,    provided for by other             point of view. The proposed       the wing, not otherwise
            95/00; door-lifters B66F,    not otherwise provided      groups of this subclass           wording is taken from the         provided for (specially
            E04F 21/00; knobs or         for (specially adapted      (specially adapted for            last part of the subclass title   adapted for furniture A47B
            handles E05B)                for furniture A47B          furniture A47B 95/00; door-       and slightly rearranged. With     95/00; door-lifters B66F,
                                         95/00; door-lifters B66F,   lifters B66F, E04F 21/00;         this wording, the scope of the    E04F 21/00; knobs or
                                         E04F 21/00; knobs or        knobs or handles E05B)            subclass is clearly exhausted     handles E05B)
                                         handles E05B)                                                 - R thinks this is the purpose
                                                                     GB: We prefer the US              of the group.                   Accessories for wings not
                                                                     version. SE may well be                                           provided for in other
                                                                     right, but they appear to be      R thinks the change can have groups of this subclass
                                                                     embarking on maintenance          no effect on the scope, since (specially adapted for
                                                                     in this group. It is not clear    the title has to be read within furniture A47B 95/00;
                                                                     to us that the solution offered   the scope of the subclass.      door-lifters B66F, E04F
                                                                     is what was originally            However, a "minimum             21/00; knobs or handles
                                                                     intended, or correctly reflects   interference" wording based E05B)
                                                                     the content of the group. We      on the US proposal is given
                                                                     think a “simple” conversion,      as an alternative.
                                                                     as proposed by US, is the
                                                                     more appropriate option
                                                                     here.
Place       Existing text             Rapporteur's original Comments or                         Rapporteur's opinion            Consolidated proposal
                                      proposal              counterproposals
E21C 35/00 Miscellaneous items        Details of machines for    JP: We propose:                JP: R proposes to replace    Details or accessories for
           relating to machines for   slitting or completely     Accessories of machines for    "items relating to" with     machines for slitting or
           slitting or completely     freeing the mineral        slitting or completely         "details or accessories for".completely freeing the
           freeing the mineral from   from the seam, not         freeing the mineral from                                    mineral from the seam,
           the seam                   provided for in groups     the seam                       US: See "General question 1" not provided for in
                                      25/00 to 33/00, 37/00 or   Subject matter of one-dot      of Annex 8                   groups 25/00 to 33/00,
                                      39/00                      level under E21C 35/00                                      37/00 or 39/00
                                                                 would rather be called
                                                                 accessories of machines than
                                                                 details of machines, e.g.
                                                                 safety devices (35/04),
                                                                 devices for positioning
                                                                 (35/06), guiding (35/08),
                                                                 removal of chippings
                                                                 (35/20), equipment for
                                                                 preventing or for removal of
                                                                 dust (35/22) and remote
                                                                 control devices (35/24).

                                                                 US:
                                                                 Items relating to machines
                                                                 for slitting or completely
                                                                 freeing the mineral from
                                                                 the seam not provided for
                                                                 by other groups of this
                                                                 subclass
Place         Existing text                   Rapporteur's original Comments or                           Rapporteur's opinion              Consolidated proposal
                                              proposal              counterproposals
F03 (not in   MACHINES OR                     MACHINES OR               US:                               R still thinks the reference to   MACHINES OR
the French    ENGINES FOR                     ENGINES FOR               MACHINES OR                       "miscellaneous motors" can        ENGINES FOR
version,      LIQUIDS (for liquids and        LIQUIDS (for liquids      ENGINES FOR LIQUIDS               simply be removed. It is in a     LIQUIDS (for liquids and
which uses    elastic fluids F01; positive-   and elastic fluids F01;   (for liquids and elastic fluids   class title, so it does not       elastic fluids F01; positive-
"autres"      displacement machines for       positive-displacement     F01; positive-displacement        affect scope. Looking at the      displacement machines for
instead)      liquids F04); WIND,             machines for liquids      machines for liquids F04);        subclass titles, the only         liquids F04); WIND,
              SPRING, WEIGHT, OR              F04); WIND, SPRING,       WIND, SPRING, OR                  unprovided-for matter is          SPRING, OR WEIGHT
              MISCELLANEOUS                   OR WEIGHT                 WEIGHT MOTORS AND                 "inertia or like motors" in       MOTORS;
              MOTORS; PRODUCING               MOTORS;                   MOTORS NOT                        F03G, so the residual status      PRODUCING
              MECHANICAL POWER                PRODUCING                 PROVIDED FOR BY                   is anyway incorrect. If this      MECHANICAL
              OR A REACTIVE                   MECHANICAL                ANOTHER CLASS;                    degree of precision is            POWER OR A
              PROPULSIVE THRUST,              POWER OR A                PRODUCING                         considered necessary in a         REACTIVE
              NOT OTHERWISE                   REACTIVE                  MECHANICAL POWER                  class title R suggests            PROPULSIVE
              PROVIDED FOR                    PROPULSIVE                OR A REACTIVE                     replacing "OR                     THRUST, NOT
                                              THRUST, NOT               PROPULSIVE THRUST,                MISCELLANEOUS" with               OTHERWISE
                                              OTHERWISE                 NOT OTHERWISE                     "INERTIA, OR LIKE",               PROVIDED FOR
                                              PROVIDED FOR              PROVIDED FOR                      otherwise it seems perfectly
                                                                                                          adequate to have those
                                                                                                          motors covered by the last
                                                                                                          part of the class title. The
                                                                                                          class title should in any case
                                                                                                          not remain residual for all
                                                                                                          kinds of motors.
F41C 27/00 Miscellaneous                      Accessories; Details or US:                       See "General question 2" of                 Accessories; Details or
           attachments for                    attachments not         Accessories; Details or   Annex 8                                     attachments not
           smallarms; Accessories;            otherwise provided for attachments for small arms                                             otherwise provided for
           Details not otherwise                                      not provided for by other
           provided for                                               groups of this subclass
Place       Existing text                 Rapporteur's original Comments or                         Rapporteur's opinion          Consolidated proposal
                                          proposal              counterproposals
G07B        OTHER APPARATUS OR            OTHER APPARATUS                                                                         OTHER APPARATUS
Subclass    SYSTEMS                       OR SYSTEMS                                                                              OR SYSTEMS
index       CONCERNING TICKETS            CONCERNING                                                                              CONCERNING TICKETS
               Holders; punches;          TICKETS                                                                                    Holders; punches;
            miscellaneous G07B 7/00;         Holders; punches;                                                                    validating; cancelling
            G07B 9/00; G07B 11/00         validating; cancelling                                                                  G07B 7/00; G07B 9/00;
                                          G07B 7/00; G07B 9/00;                                                                   G07B 11/00
                                          G07B 11/00
G07D 9/00   Miscellaneous devices for     Devices for facilitating   US:                            See "General question 1" of   Devices for facilitating
            facilitating the handling     the handling of coins,     Devices for facilitating the   Annex 8                       the handling of coins, not
            of coins (of paper currency   not provided for in        handling of coins not                                        provided for in groups
            B65H); Devices for            groups 1/00 to 5/00,       provided for by other                                        1/00 to 5/00, 11/00 or
            counting coins (counting      11/00 or 13/00 (of paper   groups of this subclass (of                                  13/00 (of paper currency
            by weighing G01G;             currency B65H);            paper currency B65H);                                        B65H); Devices for
            counting paper currency       Devices for counting       Devices for counting coins                                   counting coins (counting
            G06M)                         coins (counting by         (counting by weighing                                        by weighing G01G;
                                          weighing G01G;             G01G; counting paper                                         counting paper currency
                                          counting paper currency    currency G06M)                                               G06M)
                                          G06M)
G09F 19/00 Miscellaneous advertising Advertising or display US:                                     See "General question 2" of   Advertising or display
           or display means not      means not provided for Advertising or display                  Annex 8.                      means not otherwise
           provided for elsewhere    elsewhere              means not provided not                                                provided for
                                                            provided for by other                   R proposes using the normal
                                                            groups of this subclass                 IPC "not otherwise provided
                                                                                                    for".

								
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