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United States Patent D827,276
Ringholz ,   et al. September 4, 2018

Upper for a shoe


CLAIM The ornamental design for an upper for a shoe, as shown and described.
Inventors: Ringholz; Ryan (Mill Valley, CA), Bettencourt; Christine (San Francisco, CA)
Name City State Country Type

Plae, Inc.

San Francisco


Assignee: PLAE, INC. (San Francisco, CA)
Appl. No.: D/587,947
Filed: December 16, 2016

Current U.S. Class: D2/969
Current International Class: 0204
Field of Search: ;D2/896,902,903,907,923,969,972-974

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Other References

Craze II Leather by Keds, Zappos.com, http://www.zappos.com/p/keds-craze-ii-white/product/8818353/color/14?zlfi- d=191&ref=pd_detail_4_sims_v, dated Sep. 14, 2017 (5 pages). cited by applicant.

Primary Examiner: Baynham; Holly H
Assistant Examiner: Walshon; Rashida C
Attorney, Agent or Firm: Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP


FIG. 1 is a perspective view of an upper for a shoe of the present invention.

FIG. 2 is a side view of the upper for a shoe shown in FIG. 1.

FIG. 3 is an opposite side view of the upper for a shoe shown in FIG. 1.

FIG. 4 is a top view of the upper for a shoe shown in FIG. 1.

FIG. 5 is a rear view of the upper for a shoe shown in FIG. 1; and,

FIG. 6 is a front view of the upper for a shoe shown in FIG. 1.

The broken lines below the upper and on interior surfaces of the shoe show a part of the shoe that is not part of the claimed design. The broken lines included in the upper represent part of the claimed design.

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