Writing instrument
United States Patent D441017

Gault, Jody (North Attleboro, MA)
Polidoro, Frank (Cumberland, RI)
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The Gillette Company (Boston, MA)
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D19/912, D19/923
Field of Search:
D19/35, D19/36, D19/41-51, D19/53-58, D19/81-85, 401/99, 401/100, 401/104-106, 401/109, 401/110, 401/116, 401/117, 401/209, 401/6, 401/7, 401/88
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Patent Counsel (The Gillette Company Prudential Tower Bldg 39th Floor, Boston, MA, 02199, US)
1. The ornamental design for a writing instrument, as shown and described.


FIG. 1 is perspective view as seen from the top, front and left side of a writing instrument showing our new design;

FIG. 2 is a front elevational view thereof;

FIG. 3 is a left side elevational view thereof where the right side view is a mirror image;

FIG. 4 is a rear elevational view thereof;

FIG. 5 is a top elevational view thereof; and,

FIG. 6 is a bottom elevational view thereof.