Title:
Footwear
United States Patent D517789


Inventors:
Seamans, Scott (Boulder, CO, US)
Application Number:
29/206427
Publication Date:
03/28/2006
Filing Date:
05/28/2004
Assignee:
Crocs, Inc. (Niwot, CO, US)
Primary Class:
International Classes:
(IPC1-7): 0299
Field of Search:
D2/919, D2/926, 36/10, 36/4, 36/11.5, 36/8.1, D2/969, D2/932, D2/916-918, D2/903
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US Patent References:
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EP0802040October, 1997Injection moulding process for soles in expansible and cross-linking "Eva" based compounds
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Primary Examiner:
Simone, Dominc
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Faegre & Benson, LLP
Claims:
CLAIM

1. The ornamental design for footwear, as shown and described.

Description:

FIG. 1 is a front perspective view.

FIG. 2 is a right side view.

FIG. 3 is a left side view.

FIG. 4 is a front view.

FIG. 5 is a rear view.

FIG. 6 is a top view; and,

FIG. 7 is a bottom view.

The broken line showing of the sole and surface treatment of the upper is for illustrative purpose only and forms no part of the claim design.