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1. (WO2017129626) HAIR BAND WITH HAIR CARRYING STRIPS



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INTERNATIONAL SEARCH REPORT (ISR)
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International application No. Applicant's or agent's file reference
PCT/EP2017/051564 20383PCT/DP6
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
25 January 2017 26 January 2016
Applicant
HAIRTALK GMBH
FOR FURTHER ACTION: See Form PCT/ISA/220 as well as, where applicable, item 5 below.
This international search report has been prepared by this International Searching Authority and is transmitted to the applicant according to Article 18. A copy is being transmitted to the International Bureau.
It is also accompanied by a copy of each prior art document cited in this report.
1. Basis of the report
a. With regard to the language, the international search was carried out on the basis of:
the international application in the language in which it was filed.
a translation of the international application into                                          which is the language of a translation furnished for the purposes of international search (Rules 12.3(a) and 23.1(b)).
b.
This international search report has been established taking into account the rectification of an obvious mistake authorized by or notified to this Authority under Rule 91 (Rule 43.6bis(a)).
c.
With regard to any nucleotide and/or amino acid sequence disclosed in the international application, the international search was carried out on the basis of a sequence listing:
2. Certain claims were found unsearchable
3. Unity of invention is lacking
This International Searching Authority found multiple inventions in this international application, as follows:
1. claims: 1-7
a hair band (12) adapted to be worn about the head of a user comprising:an elongated stretchable foundation (20) which is both laterally and longitudinally expandable;a plurality of hair-carrying strips (22, 71) attached to the foundation (20) in a bricklayered pattern thereby permitting the hair-carrying strips (22, 71) to move both laterally and longitudinally with the foundation expansion;each of the hair-carrying strips (22, 71) carrying a plurality of hairs (21) adapted to fall beyond the head of the user wearing the hair band (12) wherein the no-looped-hair hairband strips (71) include no-looped-hair hairband strips (71) having embedded in a glass silk-polyurethane matrix a plurality of substantially parallel hairs (21) with cuticular scales laying in the same direction to avoid cuticular scale interference between adjacent hairs (21) which fall beyond the head of the user wearing the hair band (12) or wherein the no-looped-hair hairband strips (71) include no-looped-hair hairband strips (71) comprising a strip-shaped carrier structure and several hairs (21) which extend from the carrier structure in a main direction running perpendicular to a direction of main extension of the carrier structure, wherein ends of the hairs (21) fixed to the carrier structure are stitched through an elastic foil forming the outer layer of the carrier structure, wherein the ends are fixed to the carrier structure by gluing them to the back side of the foil only, and wherein, at the back side of the foil, the hairs run in the main direction running perpendicular to the direction of main extension of the carrier structure.
2. claims: 8-10
a hair band (12) adapted to be worn about the head of a user comprising: an elongated stretchable foundation (20) which is both laterally and longitudinally expandable; a plurality of hair-carrying strips (22, 71) attached to the foundation (20) in a bricklayered pattern thereby permitting the hair-carrying strips (22, 71) to move both laterally and longitudinally with the foundation expansion; each of the hair-carrying strips (22, 71) carrying a plurality of hairs (21) adapted to fall beyond the head of the user wearing the hair band (12) comprising a filament (16) attached to the foundation (20) such that both the filament and the foundation are adapted to extend about the head of the user; andan elastic member (14) attached between the foundation (20) and the filament (16) which is adapted to establish a tension fit about the head of the user.
1.
As all required additional search fees were timely paid by the applicant, this international search report covers all searchable claims.
2.
As all searchable claims could be searched without effort justifying additional fees, this Authority did not invite payment of additional fees.
3.
As only some of the required additional search fees were timely paid by the applicant, this international search report covers only those claims for which fees were paid, specifically claims Nos.:
4.
No required additional search fees were timely paid by the applicant. Consequently, this international search report is restricted to the invention first mentioned in the claims; it is covered by claims Nos.: 1-7
Remark on Protest
The additional search fees were accompanied by the applicant’s protest and, where applicable, the payment of a protest fee.
The additional search fees were accompanied by the applicant’s protest but the applicable protest fee was not paid within the time limit specified in the invitation.
No protest accompanied the payment of additional search fees.
4. Title of the invention
The text is approved as submitted by the applicant.
The text has been established by this Authority to read as follows:
5. Abstract
The text is approved as submitted by the applicant.
The text has been established, according to Rule 38.2, by this Authority as it appears in Box No. IV. The applicant may, within one month from the date of mailing of this international search report, submit comments to this Authority.
6. Drawings
a.
The figure of the drawings to be published with the abstract is Figure No.     1    
as suggested by the applicant.
as selected by this Authority, because the applicant failed to suggest a figure.
as selected by this Authority, because this figure better characterizes the invention.
b.
none of the figures is to be published with the abstract.

A. CLASSIFICATION OF SUBJECT MATTER

     A41G 5/00 (2006.01)i; A45D 8/36 (2006.01)i; A41G 3/00 (2006.01)i
According to International Patent Classification (IPC) or to both national classification and IPC

B. FIELDS SEARCHED

Minimum documentation searched (classification system followed by classification symbols):
     A41G; A45D
Documentation searched other than minimum documentation to the extent that such documents are included in the fields searched:
Electronic data base consulted during the international search (name of data base and, where practicable, search terms used):
EPO-Internal, WPI Data

C. DOCUMENTS CONSIDERED TO BE RELEVANT

Category* Citation of document, with indication, where appropriate, of the relevant passages Relevant to claim No.
(1)
X
US 2015013710 A1 (BUZAGLO SARAH [US] ET AL) 15 January 2015 (2015-01-15)
1-5
Y
paragraph [0066]; figures 4, 6
6,7
(2)
Y
DE 202005010845 U1 (ARCOS DIE HAARPROFIS HANDELS G [DE]) 13 October 2005 (2005-10-13)
6
cited in the application
paragraph [0002]; figures 1-3
(3)
Y
WO 2009098052 A1 (ARCOS DIE HAARPROFIS HANDELS G [DE]; ALEX GUENTER [DE]) 13 August 2009 (2009-08-13)
7
cited in the application
abstract
*
Special categories of cited documents:
"A"
document defining the general state of the art which is not considered to be of particular relevance
"E"
earlier application or patent but published on or after the international filing date
"L"
document which may throw doubts on priority claim(s) or which is cited to establish the publication date of another citation or other special reason (as specified)
"O"
document referring to an oral disclosure, use, exhibition or other means
"P"
document published prior to the international filing date but later than the priority date claimed
"T"
later document published after the international filing date or priority date and not in conflict with the application but cited to understand the principle or theory underlying the invention
"X"
document of particular relevance; the claimed invention cannot be considered novel or cannot be considered to involve an inventive step when the document is taken alone
"Y"
document of particular relevance; the claimed invention cannot be considered to involve an inventive step when the document is combined with one or more other such documents, such combination being obvious to a person skilled in the art
"&"
document member of the same patent family

D. INFORMATION ON PATENT FAMILY MEMBERS

Patent document cited in search report Publication date
(day/month/year)
Patent family member(s) Publication date
(day/month/year)
US 2015013710 A1
15 January 2015
NONE
DE 202005010845 U1
13 October 2005
DE 202005010845 U1
JP 3125312 U
13 October 2005
14 September 2006
WO 2009098052 A1
13 August 2009
AT 543399 T
BR PI0908430 A2
CA 2714341 A1
DE 202008001799 U1
EP 2242386 A1
US 2010294293 A1
WO 2009098052 A1
15 February 2012
08 December 2015
13 August 2009
10 June 2009
27 October 2010
25 November 2010
13 August 2009
Name and mailing address of the ISA/:
European Patent Office
P.B. 5818, Patentlaan 2, 2280 HV Rijswijk,
Netherlands
Telephone No. (+31-70)340-2040
Facsimile No. (+31-70)340-3016
Date of the actual completion of the international search:
10 April 2017
Date of mailing of the international search report:
20 June 2017
Authorized officer:
van Voorst, Frank
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