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United States Patent D565,288
Hickman April 1, 2008

Football-shaped container


CLAIM I claim the ornamental design for a football-shaped container, as shown and described.
Inventors: Hickman; Benjamin Hawkins (Kirksville, MO)
Assignee: HP Industries (Kirksville, MO)
Appl. No.: D/285,897
Filed: April 16, 2007

Current U.S. Class: D3/201 ; D3/211
Current International Class: 0301
Field of Search: D3/201-205,207-212,215,271.9 D11/81,79,43,44,99 D7/604-608,619.1-625,510-511,515 206/217

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Primary Examiner: Oliver; Catherine R.
Attorney, Agent or Firm: Reeser, III; Robert B. Armstrong Teasdale LLP


FIG. 1 is a perspective view of an assembled football-shaped container.

FIG. 2 is a perspective view of a top portion of the football-shaped container in FIG. 1; and,

FIG. 3 is a perspective view of a bottom portion of the football-shaped container shown in FIG. 1.

The broken line showing of environment in the drawings is included for the purpose of illustrating only and forms no part of the claimed design.

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