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United States Patent D427,760
Holmes July 11, 2000

Portion of a shoe upper


The ornamental design for a portion of a shoe upper, as shown and described .
Inventors: Holmes; Matthew Jason (Beaverton, OR)
Assignee: Nike, Inc. (Beaverton, OR)
Appl. No.: D/118,064
Filed: February 3, 2000

Current U.S. Class: D2/972
Current International Class: 0299
Field of Search: D2/896,902,907,943,944,969,970,973 36/45,50.1,51,77M,77R,83,88,89,113,114,126-130

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Other References

Nike Fall 1995 Footwear Catalog, p. 102, published Nov. 1994. .
Nike Fall 1996 Footwear Catalog, p. 6, published Dec. 1995. .
Nike Spring 1997 Footwear Catalog, pp. 23 and 112, published Jun. 1996. .
Nike Fall 1997 Footwear Catalog, p. 188, published Dec. 1996. .
Nike Fall 1998 Footwear Catalog, p. 118, published Dec. 1997. .
Nike Late Fall 1998 Footwear Catalog, p. 50, published Mar. 1998. .
Nike Spring 1999 Footwear Catalog, p. M15, published Jun. 1998. .
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Nike Spring 2000 Footwear Catalog, p. 54, published Jul. 1999..

Primary Examiner: Simone; Dominic
Attorney, Agent or Firm: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.


FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a portion of a shoe upper showing my new design;

FIG. 2 is a side elevational view thereof;

FIG. 3 is a top plan view thereof;

FIG. 4 is a front elevational view thereof; and,

FIG. 5 is a rear elevational view thereof.

The broken line representation of the remainder of the shoe is for illustrative purposes only and forms no part of the claimed design.

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