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Publication numberUSD616213 S1
Publication typeGrant
Application numberUS 29/345,411
Publication dateMay 25, 2010
Filing dateOct 15, 2009
Priority dateApr 9, 2008
Also published asUSD604535
Publication number29345411, 345411, US D616213 S1, US D616213S1, US-S1-D616213, USD616213 S1, USD616213S1
InventorsKent Wallace Parker, Daryl Owen Neal
Original AssigneeFormway Furniture Limited
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US D616213 S1
Abstract  available in
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  1. The ornamental design for a chair, as shown and described.

FIG. 1 is a top plan view of the chair showing our new design;

FIG. 2 is a front elevational view thereof;

FIG. 3 is a left side elevational thereof;

FIG. 4 is a right side elevational view thereof;

FIG. 5 is a rear elevational view thereof; and,

FIG. 6 is a perspective view thereof.

The broken lines illustrate part of the chair that forms no part of the claimed design.

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