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CATEGORY 24: HERALDRY, FLAGS, CROWNS, CROSSES, ARROWS AND SYMBOLS

TABLE OF DIVISIONS IN CATEGORY 24
Shields, crests 24.01
Emblems, insignia 24.03
Seals 24.05
Coins, medals 24.07
Flags, banners 24.09
Crowns 24.11
Crosses 24.13
Arrows 24.15
Notational signs and symbols 24.17

24    HERALDRY, FLAGS, CROWNS, CROSSES, ARROWS AND SYMBOLS
24.01    Shields, crests
Specific Guideline 1:    Shields or crests can vary from quite simple to extremely ornate designs. While they are often surrounded by or contain crowns, armor and/or heraldic animals, they may merely suggest a shield or crest because of the overall shape of the design.

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Specific Guideline 2:    When the overall shape of a shield is also in the shape of a recognizable geometric design, see also the appropriate section of Category 26.


24.01.01    Shields or crests (plain) with neither a figurative element nor an inscription contained therein or superimposed thereon

Sample drawings for design code 24.01.01

24.01.02    Shields or crests with figurative elements contained therein or superimposed thereon

Sample drawings for design code 24.01.02

24.01.03    Shields or crests with letters, punctuation or inscriptions contained therein or superimposed thereon

Sample drawings for design code 24.01.03

24.01.04    Shields or crests with numbers contained therein or superimposed thereon

Sample drawings for design code 24.01.04

24.01.05    More than one shield or crest

Sample drawings for design code 24.01.05

24.03    Emblems, insignia
24.03.01    Scepters, orbs

Sample drawings for design code 24.03.01

24.03.02    Miters (bishops' hats), papal hats, monsignor hats

Sample drawings for design code 24.03.02

24.03.03    Mercury's helmet (winged helmet)

Sample drawings for design code 24.03.03

24.03.04    Tridents
Specific Guideline:    Three-pronged scepters or spears are in 24.03.04. Tridents are not in 14.07.02 (Pitchforks). Tridents are normally distinguished from pitchforks by their barbed prongs or are clearly suggested by the text of the mark.

Sample drawings for design code 24.03.04

24.03.25    Other emblems and insignia
Including:    The Ten Commandments, Sheriff's badges

Excluding:    Cornucopia (horn of plenty) filled with fruit
(05.09.14), filled with vegetables (05.11.10); serpent and staff (Caduceus medical symbol) (03.21.01); torches (13.01.02); skull and crossbones (Poison symbol) (02.11.11)

Note:    For Sheriff's badges, see also the appropriate section of Division 01.01 (Stars, comets).

Sample drawings for design code 24.03.25

24.05    Seals

24.05.01    Circular or elliptical seals
Note:    Seals generally consist of concentric circles or ovals with words, letters or numbers between the concentric circles or ovals. When the text of the mark clearly indicates that the design is a seal, circular or elliptical seals are not cross-referenced in Category 26. When the shape of the seal engenders a commercial impression separate and apart from that of the seal, the circular or elliptical seal should be cross-referenced in Category 26. For example, a decorative or irregular shaped border or circumference or letters comprising a circle should be cross-referenced. Shading, concentric circles and letters forming the perimeter of a circle should not be cross-referenced

Sample drawings for design code 24.05.01


A.    The following seals are not cross-referenced with Category 26.

Sample trademark with design as described above.

B.    The following seals are cross-referenced with Category 26.

Sample trademark with design as described above.

24.05.02    Seals having some other shape

Specific Guideline:    Seals in this section should be cross-referenced in Category 26 or in another appropriate Category.

Sample drawings for design code 24.05.02


24.07    Coins, medals

24.07.01    Coins
Specific Guideline:    Cross-reference medals not suspended from ribbons or pins with 24.07.01 and 24.07.04.

Sample drawings for design code 24.07.01


        

A.    The following coin designs are cross-referenced with medals, 24.07.04.

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24.07.04    Medals (alone or suspended from ribbons or pins)

Specific Guideline 1:    A medal will often hang below a ribbon or pin. Medals which are not suspended below a ribbon or pin are cross-referenced with 24.07.01 (See examples in 24.07.01 (A)).

Sample drawings for design code 24.07.04

24.07.07    Prize ribbons
Specific Guideline:    Prize ribbons are often strips of ribbon which hang below a button or a badge. However, if otherwise indicated, this code is appropriate even if a badge or button is absent.

Sample drawings for design code 24.07.07

24.07.10    Trophies

Sample drawings for design code 24.07.10

24.07.14    Plaques

Sample drawings for design code 24.07.14

24.07.25    Other decorations or orders

Sample drawings for design code 24.07.25

24.09    Flags, banners
Specific Guideline 1:    Flags are generally characterized by flagpoles or furls.

Specific Guideline 2:    Flag designs are in every applicable section of Division
24.09.

24.09.01    Rectangular or square flags excluding American flag or checkered flag

Sample drawings for design code 24.09.01

24.09.02    Pennants (flags in the form of a triangle), flags with forked sides
Specific Guideline:    Flags with forked sides are similar to banners (24.09.07).

Sample drawings for design code 24.09.02

24.09.04    Checkered flag

Sample drawings for design code 24.09.04

24.09.05    American flags in any form
Specific Guideline:    This section includes the stars and stripes design of the American flag in any form. Designs in this section are not limited to flags.

Sample drawings for design code 24.09.05

24.09.07    Banners
Specific Guideline:    A banner is a representation of a strip of fabric often displaying a device or legend. Designs containing more than one banner are not cross-coded with 24.09.09.

Note:    Many banner designs are cross-referenced with Division 26.13 (Quadrilaterals).

Sample drawings for design code 24.09.07

24.09.09    More than one flag

Sample drawings for design code 24.09.09

24.09.25    Other flags, including bunting and signal flags

Sample drawings for design code 24.09.25

24.11    Crowns
Excluding:    Crowns of leaves, flowers or fruits (05.15.01).

Specific Guideline:    If a crown is a small inconspicuous design element functioning as punctuation or as a part of a letter, the crown should be coded in 29.01.07.

Sample trademark with design as described above.

24.11.01    Crowns closed at the top

Sample drawings for design code 24.11.01

24.11.02    Crowns open at the top

Sample drawings for design code 24.11.02

24.13    Crosses
24.13.01    Cross, Latin (shorter horizontal lines)

Sample drawings for design code 24.13.01

24.13.02    Cross, Greek (equal sized lines)
Specific Guideline 1:    When the mark clearly indicates a mathematical symbol, only the plus symbol (24.17.06) is coded.

Specific Guideline 2:    When a cross is accompanied by the word PLUS, double code the design in 24.13.02 and 24.17.06.

Sample drawings for design code 24.13.02

24.13.03    Crosses formed by inscriptions (words intersecting)
Specific Guideline:    Do not cross-reference marks in this section with the 24.13.01 or 24.01.02.

Sample drawings for design code 24.13.03

24.13.04    Crosses with rays or radiating lines

Sample drawings for design code 24.13.04

24.13.25    Other crosses, including ankh, maltese

Sample drawings for design code 24.13.25


24.15    Arrows
24.15.01    Arrows forming a circle or an arc of a circle
Specific Guideline:    Arrow(s) that form or comprise a circle are in 24.15.01. If the circle is made up of more that one arrow then also code 24.15.10. If arrow(s) is forming or bordering the perimeter of a circle, add code 26.01.09. If the arrow(s) is comprising a circle, add code 26.01.11.

Sample drawings for design code 24.15.01

24.15.02    Arrows forming any other geometric figure
Specific Guideline:    Arrow(s) which form a geometric figure other that a circle are in 24.15.02. If there is more than one arrow in the design then also code 24.15.10; also code the appropriate section for the geometric design in Category 26.

Sample drawings for design code 24.15.02


Note:    It is recommended that users search 24.15.25 after reviewing 24.15.02.


24.15.03    Arrows formed by words, letters, numbers or punctuation

Sample drawings for design code 24.15.03

24.15.04    Arrowheads
Specific Guideline:    Only designs which clearly look like they are off an arrow are in 24.15.04.

Sample drawings for design code 24.15.04

24.15.10    More than one arrow

Sample drawings for design code 24.15.10

24.15.25    Other arrows

Specific Guideline:    Chevrons (26.17.12) may appear similar to other arrows.

Sample drawings for design code 24.15.25

24.17    Notational signs and symbols
Specific Guideline:    Notational signs and symbols are coded only when they appear as design elements as opposed to mere text.

        A. The following notational signs and symbols which function as design elements are coded.

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B.        The following dollar signs and exclamation points which function as mere text are not coded.

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24.17.01    Astrological (Zodiac) symbols and signs

Sample drawings for design code 24.17.01

24.17.02    Male and female biological symbols

Sample drawings for design code 24.17.02

24.17.03    Dollar symbol ($)

Sample drawings for design code 24.17.03

24.17.04    Cent symbol (¢)

Sample drawings for design code 24.17.04

24.17.05    Pound sterling symbol (£), Yen (¥) and Euro ()

Sample drawings for design code 24.17.05

24.17.06    Plus symbol (+)
Specific Guideline 1:    When the mark clearly indicates a mathematical symbol, only the plus symbol (24.17.06) is coded.

Specific Guideline 2:    When a cross is accompanied by the word PLUS, double code the design in 24.13.02 and 24.17.06.

Sample drawings for design code 24.17.06

24.17.07    Minus symbol (-)
Excluding:    Hyphens (24.17.14).

Sample drawings for design code 24.17.07

24.17.08    Multiplication symbol (×)
Note:    Only code the multiplication symbols when it appears in a mathematical expression.

Sample drawings for design code 24.17.08

24.17.09    Division symbols () or square root symbols

Sample drawings for design code 24.17.09

24.17.10    Percentage symbol (%)

Sample drawings for design code 24.17.10

24.17.11    Pi symbol
Specific Guideline:    Pi symbols which are not accompanied by other Greek characters are in 24.17.11 exclusively. Pi symbols with other Greek letters are in 28.01.05.

Sample drawings for design code 24.17.11

24.17.12    Infinity symbol

Sample drawings for design code 24.17.12

24.17.13    Musical symbols, including treble and bass clef symbols, sharp and flat symbols and notes

Sample drawings for design code 24.17.13

24.17.14    Punctuation marks, including commas(,), question marks(?), exclamation points(!), ampersands(&), at symbols(@), and hyphens(-)
Excluding:    Asterisks(*) (01.01.04) and emoticons (24.17.21).

Sample drawings for design code 24.17.14

24.17.15    Check marks

Sample drawings for design code 24.17.15

24.17.16    Universal prohibition symbol

Sample drawings for design code 24.17.16

24.17.17    Prescription symbol (Rx)
Specific Guideline:    This section should include marks that look like the prescription symbol.

Sample drawings for design code 24.17.17

24.17.18    Yin-Yang symbol

Sample drawings for design code 24.17.18

24.17.19    Recycling symbol

Sample drawings for design code 24.17.19

24.17.20    Peace symbol

Sample drawings for design code 24.17.20

24.17.21    Emoticons (icons expressing emotions)

Sample drawings for design code 24.17.21

24.17.25    Other notational signs and symbols, including pH, hazardous materials symbols, degree sign(), pound sign(#), equal signs(=), and other mathematical symbols
Excluding:    Skull and crossbones (Poison symbol) (02.11.11); serpent and staff (Caduceus-medical symbol) (03.21.01)

Sample drawings for design code 24.17.25


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