Archive: April, 2007



As I expressed in a previous post, it seems as though FootJoy is the only manufacturer of golf shoes that values intellectual property and patent protection. In fact, just this week FootJoy had 3 golf shoe design patents issue. Adidas, Nike, Bite, Ecco, Oakley, Etonic, Dunlop, Dexter, Arnold Palmer, Hi-Tec… ... Read More
April 5, 2007admin


This week it seems fitting to look at golf related patents issued to Masters champions. Don’t worry, it will be a quick look because there are only two! First, the 1969 champion, George Archer, is the named inventor of USPN 5,135,229 titled “Golf Putter with Training Device,” which issued on ... Read More
April 4, 2007David Dawsey


In honor of Masters' week, a look at the trademark portfolio of Augusta National is in order. Would you have guessed that AMEN CORNER is a registered trademark? How about the fact that Augusta National has registered the AUGUSTA trademark for use associated with golf stools and chairs? And the ... Read More
April 3, 2007


The April issue of the ABA Journal contained some interesting intellectual property litigation statistics. The statistics are directed to intellectual property civil suits filed in 2002, in light of the fact that it generally takes several years before a case makes it to trial (unless you are in a rocket ... Read More
April 2, 2007admin