A few weeks ago a design patent issued covering a new iron design, and I sat on it because I thought "that can't be the new Epic irons, frankly they are kind of ugly." I was correct, so that leaves the question "what product line will include this iron design?" How ...
May 30, 2017David Dawsey
As if Parsons Xtreme Golf (PXG) isn't getting enough press this week, check out a new driver design and a new cavity back iron design they have been working on. Dave Dawsey - The IP Golf Lawyer PS – follow me on Twitter (@GolfPatents) and ...
January 5, 2016David Dawsey
Trademark applications generally aren’t all that interesting, but two trademark applications filed in the past week by Callaway Golf have piqued my interest. The applications are: Available here & Available here Both applications list the goods as golf clubs. What could it be? A crazy new iron design with a sharp toe profile (my guess)? ...
October 21, 2015David Dawsey
What major golf brand is the least likely to produce a set of blades or musclebacks? Easy, PING of course. Well, not so fast. This month they filed two trademark applications for the iBLADE mark, available here and here. Sure, they may intend to use the mark on a putter, but ...
October 21, 2015David Dawsey
Which manufacturer do you think came up with this lubricated design? The drawing comes from a patent application that published this week as US Pub. No. 20150165280 titled “Golf Club Head,” which describes the invention as: A golf club head having a reinforced striking face that includes a thin striking plate with ...
June 19, 2015David Dawsey
Please, we are never going to see one of the Nike Golf players gaming these sticks, but the concept is mildly intriguing and the look isn’t nearly as bad as I would have expected if someone had just described the concept to me. Check out these irons. You get the gist, ...
May 6, 2015David Dawsey
Yes, this week Parsons Xtreme Golf had their first utility patent issue, and yes Bob is the first listed inventor. Years ago I would have been more skeptical about the “money guy,” with presumably no golf equipment design experience, being listed as an inventor on a utility patent, but today ...
February 25, 2015David Dawsey
Last week Nike filed a trademark application indicating their intent to use an interesting trademark directed to golf clubs. Based upon the timing of the VAPOR trademark application, this new application may correspond to a new product launch at the PGA Show. Could this be the replacement for the Covert ...
September 5, 2014David Dawsey
Fat shovel-like soles, thick top lines, huge offsets, faces as big as a tennis racket; all club head characteristics that make Titleist purists puke in their mouths. The reality is that majority of iron sales are in the game improvement (GI) and super game improvement (SGI) categories. Back in the day, ...
July 30, 2014David Dawsey
The concept of iron adjustability is nothing new, but the major manufacturers are adding their own spin on the concept and seeking patent protection. Recall THIS post questioning who did it better, Acushnet or Bridgestone? Apparently Callaway also has some interest in adjustable irons, as exhibited by a patent that issued ...
July 24, 2014David Dawsey