Ex parte PIETRAFESA - Page 1

                    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          not binding precedent of the Board.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. 14              
                      UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                       
                         BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                           
                                 AND INTERFERENCES                                    
                             Ex parte MICHAEL PIETRAFESA                              
                                Appeal No. 1999-2730                                  
                               Application 09/008,836                                 
                                      ON BRIEF                                        
          Before ABRAMS, PATE, and CRAWFORD, Administrative Patent                    
          PATE, Administrative Patent Judge.                                          

                                 DECISION ON APPEAL                                   
               This is an appeal from the examiner's refusal to allow                 
          claims 1 and 3 through 6 as amended after the final rejection.              
          These are all the claims in the application.                                
               The claimed invention is directed to a gift package for                
          accommodating a gift such as a doll or stuffed animal.  The                 
          gift package is in the shape of a baby bottle and is comprised              

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