Claire Flowers applied for a shoe design that “consists of a pink heel cap on women’s high heel footwear that contrasts with the color of the heel and sole of the shoe. The dotted lines are not part of the mark but are intended only to show placement of the mark.”
The drawing of the mark is below left and a sample of the footwear to the right.
After submission of the application, the USPTO assigned the following 09.07.06 – Other women’s shoes. A search under this design code revealed:
And 09.07.08 – Heels, shoe; Supports, arch; Arch supports:
The Examining Attorney also searched under 29.03.01 Single [red or pink] color used on a portion of the goods or on a portion of items used in rendering the services which revealed:
After the search, the application was approved for publication. No office action issued! Registered in 7 months from application (U.S. Reg. No. 5171367).