Comments were received from the following Offices: EP,US,JP,CA,FR and GB. All commenting Offices support PT idea to create new subgroups in B60J11/00. As to the way this should be done there is not unanimous opinion. Some consensus was achieved as to:
Delete in the subclass title the expression “not in use” since this expression is not perhaps exact although many covers are used for parked vehicles.
Creation of 11/02 subgroup with a different wording from what was initially proposed by PT, in order to become more clear that the new entry includes coverings for the roof.
Having EP counter-proposal in mind R. proposes the adoption of the following changes: 11/00 Removable external protective coverings for vehicles e.g. parking covers (parking covers for cycles B62J19/00, tent-like garages E04H)
11/10.. for wheels R. suggests to concentrate the discussion at WG on the following questions: 1-Subgroup 11/04 relates to covers wound on rollers. It should be a one or two dots subgroup? This has implications on 11/07 entry.
2-Is it necessary to create 11/07 ? Are there enough documents to place here?
3-Is it necessary to create a new one dot group with the wording “ characterised by the material of the covers” as proposed by JP? ***