Archive: April, 2009

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Apr2009
It is hard to believe that it has been a year and a half since reporting on Donald’s intent to host “The Donald J. Trump World Open.” Well, it appears that he may have given up on that dream. After 30 months to submit proof of his use of the ... Read More

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Apr2009
Recall last year’s post titled “Is This Callaway Driver Radical Enough for You?” Well, last week Callaway was granted a patent on the “c-shaped golf club head.” Amazing design!.... The fact that Callaway paid the fees necessary to get the patent issued makes me think that they may actually produce ... Read More

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Apr2009
How do you think golf compares to other sports in terms of the number of patents issued? Care to guess whether the number of golf patents issued more accurately matches the stock market and the economy than the overall pool of all patents?

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Apr2009
The inventor listed on a recently published patent application wants to educate golfers on “golf’s magic lines.” The application published as US Pub. No. 20090098953 titled “Method for Teaching a Golf Swing Using Simple Thought Imagery and Very Limited Body Awareness.” What, “thought imagery” and “limited body awareness!” Initial thoughts…. ... Read More

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Apr2009
On Friday the USGA filed a Complaint accusing ISaAC Scoring Systems of false advertising, service mark infringement, false designation of origin, common law unfair competition, unfair competition under New Jersey Fair Trade Act, misappropriation, and tortuous interference with business relationships. Yowza! You can read the original Complaint HERE. I have highlighted ... Read More

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Apr2009
Following up on my recent POST regarding a few interesting Callaway trademark applications, what does PING have in store for their future product lines? Not surprisingly, PING is.... Earlier this month they filed trademark applications seeking protection for.... So, is the golf industry lacking in originality when developing new product ... Read More

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Apr2009
It has been over 1.5 years since I last reported on Callaway’s trademark filings. Well, an update may provide some insight on future Callaway clubs. USPTO records indicate that Callaway intends to use....

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Apr2009
Are you familiar with Dr. Frank D. Werner? He is the author of a handful of books (example 1, 2) on golf club engineering, and was one of the early supporters of square drivers (see THIS prior post). Based upon his bio, I would bet that Frank is one smart ... Read More

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Apr2009
Can you identify this molecular structure?.... Luckily, the golf shaft designers at SRI Sports know the molecular structure of fullerene. Yesterday, SRI was granted an interesting golf shaft patent; namely, USPN 7517288 titled “Golf Club Shaft.” The patent describes the invention as.... The patent goes on to explain the need ... Read More

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Apr2009
I was honored to be a guest on the nationally syndicated Small Business Advocate® radio show this morning. Jim Blasingame and I discussed trademarks and some easy concepts that will help you select names for products and services that are protectable. Feel free to listen to the interview HERE.....