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United States Patent D547,038
Nakano July 24, 2007

Footwear sole


CLAIM The ornamental design for footwear sole, as shown and described.
Inventors: Nakano; Kiyotaka (Rockford, MI)
Assignee: Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (Rockford, MI)
Appl. No.: D/251,940
Filed: January 17, 2006

Current U.S. Class: D2/957 ; D2/959; D2/960
Current International Class: 0204
Field of Search: D2/902,947,949,951,953-960 36/3B,22R,24.5,25R,28,29,32R,59C,103

References Cited

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Other References

Bates Uniform Footwear 1997 Catalog, p. 14. cited by other .
Hy-Test Boots and Shoes 1997 Catalog, pp. 64, 65. cited by other .
CAT Footwear 1997 Catalog, p. 37. cited by other .
Merrell Outdoor Footwear Fall 1998 Catalog, one page. cited by other .
Merrell Fall 2000 Catalog, p. 27. cited by other .
Merrell Fall 2004 Catalog, p. 6. cited by other .
Merrell Spring 2005 Catalog, pp. 6, 7, 10, 11. cited by other.

Primary Examiner: Murphy; Celia A.
Attorney, Agent or Firm: Warner Norcross & Judd LLP


FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the footwear sole embodying the new design;

FIG. 2 is a top plan view thereof;

FIG. 3 is a right side view thereof;

FIG. 4 is a left side view thereof;

FIG. 5 is a front view thereof; and,

FIG. 6 is a rear view thereof.

FIGS. 1 6 show features of an article of footwear in phantom lines. These features are shown for environmental purposes and do not form any part of the claimed design. Further, the phantom lines immediately adjacent the solid-line portions of the design form the boundary of the design, with the phantom lines forming no part of the claimed design.

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