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                             THIS OPINION WAS NOT WRITTEN FOR PUBLICATION                                                   
              The opinion in support of the decision being entered today (1)                                                
              was not written for publication in a law journal and (2) is not                                               
              binding precedent of the Board.                                                                               
                                                                                       Paper No. 20                         

                                UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                                   
                                     BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                     
                                                 AND INTERFERENCES                                                          
                                             Ex parte IMRE HLAVICSKA                                                        
                                                Appeal No. 97-2867                                                          
                                             Application 29/012,0931                                                        
                                                        ON BRIEF                                                            

              Before COHEN, GARRIS, and CARMICHAEL, Administrative Patent                                                   
              CARMICHAEL, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                      

                                                DECISION ON APPEAL                                                          

                     This is an appeal from the final rejection of the claim in                                             
              the present design patent application.                                                                        
                     We reverse.                                                                                            
                     The Examiner’s Answer lists the following prior art:                                                   
                             Mattchen                     4,298,074                    Nov. 3, 1981.                        

                     1Application for patent filed August 23, 1993.  According                                              
              to Appellant, this application is a continuation-in-part of                                                   
              Application No. 29/009,496 filed June 15, 1993, now abandoned.                                                

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