Archive: May, 2007

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May2007
As with most industries, it is not uncommon to see a golf product engineer working for company X one year followed by company Y the next year. In fact, many employees view job jumping as the method to get the pay raise that they deserve. Undoubtedly, these engineers know a ... Read More

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May2007
Golf coach Hank Haney has filed for trademark protection of his name. The trademark application seeks protection of the mark associated with the following products: ... list ... Smart move Hank! (although I would have filed it for free... in exchange for a few swing pointers). There is a point ... Read More

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May2007
In the past your knowledge of iron club head design, putter design, and driver design has been tested. This post should make you feel smart... it is a really easy test of your driver knowledge. The figures below come from a driver design patent that issued this week to a ... Read More

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May2007
It probably goes without saying that anyone who has followed the game of golf over the last several years has heard the name Martha Burk. In 2002, Burk, the former chairwoman of the National Council of Women’s Organization (NCWO), led a campaign to open the gates of the Augusta National ... Read More

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May2007
Yesterday a few 2007 trademark applications of Callaway Golf were reviewed. Today let’s look at what a few of Callaway’s competitors have in mind for new product offerings based upon their trademark application filings so far in 2007. It looks like everyone is looking for a catchy name for their ... Read More

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May2007
One of my first posts on the Golf-Patents blog discussed using trademark filings as a source of competitive intelligence. Well, an update (or some updates) are in order. Let’s look at a few of Callaway’s trademark filings so far in 2007. The results show that Callaway has some pretty creative ... Read More

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May2007
To date most of the Golf-Patents blog “can you identify this product” tests (based upon a design patent’s drawings)have been relatively easy. Well, not this one. So, congratulate yourself if you can identify this putter...

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May2007
I was honored to be a guest on the Tee Time Radio program. This great golf radio program is hosted by CJ McDaniel, the CEO of Crenshaw Golf and the PGA’s first Director of Marketing, Lisa DePaulo, a member of the LPGA Teaching and Club Professional Division and former LPGA ... Read More

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May2007
This week AccuSport International was issued a design patent on an interesting ball marking template. The following figure is from USPN D542,875 titled “Golf Ball Marking Guide.”...

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May2007
In the past your knowledge of iron club head design, putter design, and driver design has been tested. Now let’s revisit putter designs. How good are you at identifying a particular brand of putter when all the logos and trademarks are stripped off the club head? The figure below comes ... Read More