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United States Patent D443,978
McDowell June 26, 2001

Element of a shoe

Claims


The ornamental design for an element of a shoe, as shown and described.
Inventors: McDowell; Sean Michael (Beaverton, OR)
Assignee: Nike, Inc. (Beaverton, OR)
Appl. No.: D/133,479
Filed: November 30, 2000

Current U.S. Class: D2/972
Current International Class: 0299
Field of Search: D2/896,902,907,943,944,946,969,972,973 36/45,50.1,51,77M,77R,81,83,88,113,114,126-130

References Cited

U.S. Patent Documents
D349394 August 1994 Hatfield
D397855 September 1998 Clarke
D398760 September 1998 Rask
D404194 January 1999 Smith
D407549 May 1999 McCourt
D415882 November 1999 McDowell
D420501 February 2000 Hlavacs
D424798 May 2000 McDowell
D428245 July 2000 Brown
D428246 July 2000 McCourt
D431352 October 2000 Hlavacs
D432781 October 2000 Hardy

Other References

"Nike Men's Footwear Catalog," Spring 2000, published Jul. 1, 1999 (p. M29) Beaverton, Oregon. .
"Nike Women's Footwear Catalog," Spring 2000, published Jul. 1, 1999 (p. W12) Beaverton, Oregon. .
"Nike Men's Footwear Catalog," Fall 2000, published Nov. 1, 1999 (pp. M14, M15), Beaverton, Oregon. .
"Nike Women's Footwear Catalog," Fall 2000, published Nov. 1, 1999 (pp. W14, W15), Beaverton, Oregon. .
"Nike Men's Footwear Catalog," Spring 2001, published Jun. 1, 2000 (pp. M8, M26), Beaverton, Oregon. .
"Nike Women's Footwear Catalog," Spring 2001, published Jun. 1, 2000 (pp. M8, M19, M56), Beaverton, Oregon..

Primary Examiner: Simone; Dominic
Attorney, Agent or Firm: TraskBritt

Description



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

FIG. 2 is a side elevational view of the element of a shoe upper shown in FIG. 1;

FIG. 3 is a front elevational view of the element of a shoe upper shown in FIG. 1;

FIG. 4 is a rear elevational view of the element of a shoe upper shown in FIG. 1; and,

FIG. 5 is a top view of the element of a shoe upper shown in FIG. 1.

The phantom lines showing a portion of a shoe, in FIGS. 1-5 are for illustrative purposes only and forms no part of the claimed design.

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