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United States Patent D492,103
Galway June 29, 2004

Shoe upper


The ornamental design for a shoe upper, as shown and described.
Inventors: Galway; Nicholas (Nurnberg, DE)
Assignee: adidas International B.V. (Amsterdam, NL)
Appl. No.: D/166,573
Filed: August 30, 2002

Current U.S. Class: D2/969
Current International Class: 0299
Field of Search: D2/896,902,907,943,944,946,969,972-974 36/45,50.1,77M,77R,83,88,113,114,126-130

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Other References

Color representation of Tahoe Jogger shoe (Apr. 2003). .
Nike Holiday 1999 Footwear Catalog; p. M32 Zoom HJ (Bottom). .
Color representations of Nitrogen shoe (Jan. 28, 2003). .
Color representations of Steve Madden "Nancie" shoe (Aug. 18, 2002). .
Color representations of Steve Madden "Northh" shoe (Aug. 18, 2002). .
Color representations of Kenneth Cole "Kick Box" shoe (Feb. 3, 2003). .
Color representations of Kenneth Cole "Upper Cut" shoe (Apr. 14, 2003). .
Color representations of Delia's Yoga Sneaker (Mar. 26, 2003). .
Color representation of CELS Enterprises, Inc. "Hero" shoe (Jan. 15, 2003). .
Color representations of Beverly Hills Polo Club "Maddie" shoe (Dec. 3, 2002). .
Color representations of Skechers "Optiks" shoe (Dec. 10, 2002). .
Color representation of Skechers "Curved Striped Wrapped Arch Slip-On" shoe (Apr. 3, 2003). .
Color representation of American Eagle Outfitters "Alameda" shoe (Apr. 16, 2003)..

Primary Examiner: Simone; Dominic
Attorney, Agent or Firm: Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault, LLP


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

FIG. 2 is a lateral side elevation view of the shoe upper;

FIG. 3 is a medial side elevation view of the shoe upper;

FIG. 4 is a top plan view of the shoe upper;

FIG. 5 is a bottom plan view of the shoe upper;

FIG. 6 is a front view of the shoe upper; and,

FIG. 7 is a rear view of the shoe upper.

The shoe shown in FIGS. 1-7 is a left shoe. The right shoe is a mirror image of the left shoe. The shoe sole and elements of the shoe upper shown in uneven broken lines are for illustrative purposes only and form no part of the claimed design. The elements of the shoe upper shown in even broken lines are ornamental features of the claimed design for a shoe upper.

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