Novelty (related to Prior designs)
(Conclusion) Novelty should be found. (Applicant won.)
The applied design is basically formed by a straight line in both the folded portion and the pouring spout, the whole length is long, the pouring spout is large and deep, and has a double substantially V-shaped shape in front view, and when these features are combined, it gives a regular but sharp impression.
Prior design is basically formed by curves at both the folded portion and the spout except for the side view of the spout, and the overall longitudinal length is short compared to the horizontal length, the spout is small and shallow, exhibiting circular arc shape in front view, and in plan view, the spout changes the radius of curvature as it travels from the front to the tip, and the curves are frequently used, and when these features are combined, it gives an irregular and complicated but a flexible and warm impression as a whole.
<Writer: Hideki Takaishi (Attorney-at-law licensed in Japan and California)>