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United States Patent D450,428
Cretinon ,   et al. November 20, 2001

Surface pattern for a footwear sole


We claim the ornamental design for a surface pattern for a footwear sole, as shown and described.
Inventors: Cretinon; Frederic (Metz-Tessy, FR), Laberge; Martin (Boulder, CO)
Assignee: Salomon S.A. (Metz-Tessy, FR)
Appl. No.: D/122,109
Filed: April 20, 2000

Foreign Application Priority Data

Oct 21, 1999 [XH] DM/049 814

Current U.S. Class: D2/953 ; D2/947; D2/951
Current International Class: 0204
Field of Search: D2/902,909,911,914,916,920,946-948,951-962,964,972,977 36/22R,24.5,25A,25R,28,29,32R,43,59C,59R,91,102,103,116,129

References Cited

U.S. Patent Documents
D383893 September 1997 Leick
D402095 December 1998 Cretinon
D404899 February 1999 Von Conta
D409362 May 1999 Turner et al.
D409825 May 1999 Greenberg
D410966 June 1999 Cretinon
D411911 July 1999 Carlson
D412612 August 1999 Boyer
D412777 August 1999 Norton et al.
D414023 September 1999 Cretinon et al.
D414922 October 1999 Wright
D432294 October 2000 Wilson
D433790 November 2000 Oliver
D433971 November 2000 Laberge
Primary Examiner: Murphy; Celia
Attorney, Agent or Firm: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C.


The sole FIGURE is a view of a surface pattern for a footwear sole, showing our new design.

The broken lines, immediately outside the solid, claimed, outlines; and the broken-line shapes, on the surface of the design, illustrate the boundaries of the design, yet they form no part of the claimed design. The broken lines showing the outermost broken lines, as well as the areas within the broken-line shapes, illustrate those portions of the surface pattern that form no part of the claimed design.

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