Sunday, January 20, 2008

Patent on golf club?

Dear Rich:  How do I get a patent on a golf club? I'm so glad you asked, because coincidentally I was just reading about a design patent for a one-fingered golf glove. As you may know, there are two types of patents associated with golf products: design patents which give the inventor rights over design; and utility patents which gives the inventor rights over the functioning invention. You can learn how to get both by reviewing the patent information at Nolo. Or if you're just interested in golf patents, check out Dave Dawsey's Golf Patents website. Dave (the "Golf Lawyer with a Grip on the Industry") tees off daily with fresh IP golf news.