Novelty (related to Prior designs)
(Conclusion) Novelty should NOT be found. (Design right owner lost.)
*12/362 of the dimples in the registered design are not hexagon but pentagon.
Differences in the specific constitution of the design, such as that there is a small number of pentagonal dimples … do not cause any difference that is visually significant to the aesthetic impression.
<Writer: Hideki Takaishi (Attorney-at-law licensed in Japan and California)>