Roger Cleveland v Roger Cleveland re ROGER CLEVELAND


Second golf blog post today. Roger Cleveland designs golf clubs. He sold his company to plaintiff (which retains the CLEVELAND trademark), then joined defendant, Callaway. Callaway is now indicating on the club head itself that it is ‘designed by Roger Cleveland.’ See illustrations above.

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One response to “Roger Cleveland v Roger Cleveland re ROGER CLEVELAND”

  1. dtobias says:

    It seems like a stupid idea to sell all rights to your own name to somebody else so you can get sued later for using your name, but people seem to do it all the time, judging from cases you’ve cited.