United States Patent D556436

Wilkenfeld, David (Sydney, AU)
Leoncelli, Felicia (Sydney, AU)
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PointeNoir Pty Ltd. (AU)
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
D02/896, D02/902, D02/969
International Classes:
(IPC1-7): 0299
Field of Search:
36/8.3, D2/971, 36/102, D2/969, D2/896.902
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US Patent References:
D538515Dance footwearMarch, 2007Wilkenfeld et al.D2/902
D524015Footwear upperJuly, 2006BurgD2/902
D517784Dance footwearMarch, 2006Wilkenfeld et al.D2/902
D515299Footwear upperFebruary, 2006BurgD2/969
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20010005947Shoe with a sole comprising a forefoot part divided into at least two elementsJuly, 2001Sordi
D437105Shoe protector for use while driving a motorcycleFebruary, 2001Mahjied
6076284Shoe with split sole and mid-section reinforcementJune, 2000Terlizzi
6018888Protective footwear for modern danceFebruary, 2000Wilkenfeld et al.
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5682685Dance shoe soleNovember, 1997Terlizzi
5257969Ankle foot dorsiflexor/supporterNovember, 1993Mance
4944099Expandable outsoleJuly, 1990Davis
3609888N/AOctober, 1971Rickman
2252315ScuffAugust, 1941Doree36/102
1754054Toe-dancing shoeApril, 1930Selva
1304598N/AMay, 1919Parmenter
0900881N/AOctober, 1908Parker
0726778N/AApril, 1903Smith

Foreign References:
CA1077711May, 1980
CH168702July, 1934
EP0562697September, 1993Shoe provided with two separated sole portions.
EP0672362September, 1995Shoe with split sole and midsection reinforcement.
WO/2006/037154April, 2006DANCE FOOTWEAR
Other References:
PCT International Search Report and Written Opinion dated Nov. 7, 2005 prepared by ISA/AU for PCT Appl. No. PCT/AU2005/001504; filed Sep. 29, 2005; 11 pages.
U.S. Appl. No. 29/239,169; filed Sep. 26, 2005; Wilkenfeld et al.
Primary Examiner:
Simone, Dominic
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Ganz Law, P.C.

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


FIG. 1 is a front lateral perspective view showing the footwear;

FIG. 2 is a medial side elevation view thereof;

FIG. 3 is a lateral side elevation view thereof;

FIG. 4 is a front view thereof;

FIG. 5 is a rear view thereof;

FIG. 6 is a top view thereof; and,

FIG. 7 is a bottom view thereof.

The broken lines showing the remainder of the shoe, particularly the front sole of the shoe, are for illustrative purposes only and form no part of the claimed design. Areas showing a mesh pattern are intended solely to illustrate surface texture of the shoe, and this surface texture is not meant to be limited only to the illustrated pattern.