Lines with other classes and within this class
This class is subordinate to Class 280, Land-Vehicles, and is distinguished therefrom as set forth in the above definition.
Patents for bodies or load carriers for special purposes will be found in this class unless there exist other devices for the same purposes, in which devices a running gear is an essential feature, in which latter instance they have been placed in Class 280, Land Vehicles, subclasses 4, 8+ or unless such bodies are for such purposes as would place them in a more specialized class, as Classes 180, Motor Vehicles; 212, Traversing Hoists; 298, Land Vehicles: Dumping; or 414, Material Or Article Handling.
Patents for attachments for vehicles will be found in this class only when their functions limit them for use with vehicle bodies and tops; otherwise they will be found in Class 280, Land Vehicles, unless they are for such purposes as would place them in a more specialized class, as Classes 180, Motor Vehicles; 212, Traversing Hoists; 224, Package and Article Carriers; or 414 Material or Article Handling.
Seats in vehicles will be found in this class only when some part of the body is modified to cooperate with the seats; otherwise they are classified in Class 297, Chairs and Seats.
A door (access barrier or closure) in a vehicle body is found in this class (Class 296) when an accessory (e.g., trim, armrest, visor, etc.) or a feature correlated to a vehicle body is included. In the absence of such defining accessory or feature, a singular door structure is classified elsewhere. However, the feature of plural doors in a vehicle body is provided in this class.