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International application No. Applicant's or agent's file reference
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
03 December 2019 04 December 2018
FOR FURTHER ACTION: See Form PCT/ISA/220 as well as, where applicable, item 5 below.
This international search report has been prepared by this International Searching Authority and is transmitted to the applicant according to Article 18. A copy is being transmitted to the International Bureau.
It is also accompanied by a copy of each prior art document cited in this report.
1. Basis of the report
a. With regard to the language, the international search was carried out on the basis of:
the international application in the language in which it was filed.
a translation of the international application into                                          which is the language of a translation furnished for the purposes of international search (Rules 12.3(a) and 23.1(b)).
This international search report has been established taking into account the rectification of an obvious mistake authorized by or notified to this Authority under Rule 91 (Rule 43.6bis(a)).
With regard to any nucleotide and/or amino acid sequence disclosed in the international application, the international search was carried out on the basis of a sequence listing:
2. Certain claims were found unsearchable
3. Unity of invention is lacking
4. Title of the invention
The text is approved as submitted by the applicant.
The text has been established by this Authority to read as follows:
5. Abstract
The text is approved as submitted by the applicant.
The text has been established, according to Rule 38.2, by this Authority as it appears in Box No. IV. The applicant may, within one month from the date of mailing of this international search report, submit comments to this Authority.

An article of footwear (1) comprising: an upper assembly (2) having a longitudinal axis extending from a heel area of the upper assembly (2) towards the forefoot area of the upper assembly (2), the upper assembly (2) comprising: a foot insertion volume (4), where the foot insertion volume (4) comprises a proximal part and a lateral part that extends from the proximal part and in a vertical direction upwards away from the proximal part, a first layer (5) having a lateral surface and a medial surface, a waterproof and vapour permeable functional second layer (6) having a lateral surface and a medial surface, where the second layer (6) is positioned between the foot insertion volume (4) and the medial surface of the first layer (5), a sole assembly (3) comprising an upper facing surface (9) and a ground contacting surface (10), where the upper facing surface (9) is connected to the proximal part of the upper assembly (2) and where a peripheral part of the sole assembly (3) overlaps a proximal part of the first outer layer and/or the second layer (6), where an attachment member (24) is provided between the first layer (5) and the second layer (6) in an area where the sole assembly (3) overlaps the first layer (5) and the second layer (6).

6. Drawings
The figure of the drawings to be published with the abstract is Figure No.     1    
as suggested by the applicant.
as selected by this Authority, because the applicant failed to suggest a figure.
as selected by this Authority, because this figure better characterizes the invention.
none of the figures is to be published with the abstract.


     A43B 23/02 (2006.01)i; A43B 7/12 (2006.01)i; A43B 9/18 (2006.01)i; B29D 35/06 (2010.01)n
According to International Patent Classification (IPC) or to both national classification and IPC


Minimum documentation searched (classification system followed by classification symbols):
     A43B; B29D
Documentation searched other than minimum documentation to the extent that such documents are included in the fields searched:
Electronic data base consulted during the international search (name of data base and, where practicable, search terms used):
EPO-Internal, WPI Data


Category* Citation of document, with indication, where appropriate, of the relevant passages Relevant to claim No.
US 5505011 A (BLEIMHOFER) 09 April 1996 (1996-04-09)
column 3, line 19 - column 6, line 5; figures 1-3
US 5678326 A (PAVELESCU) 21 October 1997 (1997-10-21)
column 2, line 41 - column 8, line 2; figures 1,2
WO 0024282 A1 (GORE W L & ASS GMBH [DE]) 04 May 2000 (2000-05-04)
page 24, line 28 - page 30, line 23; figures 6-17
Special categories of cited documents:
document defining the general state of the art which is not considered to be of particular relevance
document cited by the applicant in the international application
earlier application or patent but published on or after the international filing date
document which may throw doubts on priority claim(s) or which is cited to establish the publication date of another citation or other special reason (as specified)
document referring to an oral disclosure, use, exhibition or other means
document published prior to the international filing date but later than the priority date claimed
later document published after the international filing date or priority date and not in conflict with the application but cited to understand the principle or theory underlying the invention
document of particular relevance; the claimed invention cannot be considered novel or cannot be considered to involve an inventive step when the document is taken alone
document of particular relevance; the claimed invention cannot be considered to involve an inventive step when the document is combined with one or more other such documents, such combination being obvious to a person skilled in the art
document member of the same patent family


Patent document cited in search report Publication date
Patent family member(s) Publication date
US 5505011 A
09 April 1996
US 5678326 A
21 October 1997
AT 180634 T
DE 19513413 C1
EP 0736265 A1
JP H08280412 A
US 5678326 A
15 June 1999
20 March 1997
09 October 1996
29 October 1996
21 October 1997
WO 0024282 A1
04 May 2000
AT 269011 T
AU 1377700 A
DE 59909763 D1
EP 1124460 A1
ES 2219111 T3
JP 2002528154 A
WO 0024282 A1
15 July 2004
15 May 2000
22 July 2004
22 August 2001
16 November 2004
03 September 2002
04 May 2000
Name and mailing address of the ISA/:
European Patent Office
P.B. 5818, Patentlaan 2, 2280 HV Rijswijk,
Telephone No. (+31-70)340-2040
Facsimile No. (+31-70)340-3016
Date of the actual completion of the international search:
21 February 2020
Date of mailing of the international search report:
02 March 2020
Authorized officer:
Williams, Mark
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