KCCO, on 02 November 2017 - 10:39 AM, said:
drbonesvt, on 29 October 2017 - 09:57 AM, said:
Thé Guy is a marketing genius
GSS isn’t a grade ; it’s a trade mark owned by titleist , yet ppl pay +5k for the stuff
Hats off to Scotty there
However , their retail insert line is an abomination of their « tour validation montra of design and testing « Inserts are cheaper to make , titleist always talks about tour validation, yet very very few insert Cameron putters being used by the pros.
Circa 2010 studio select RIP Scotty Cameron
At least bettinard makes a full milled option
IMOP the worst ; are the inspired by series, who the hell are they targeting with that , some guys wife trying to do something nice for a birthday , anniversary, etc? They aren’t even close by design standards. Nice inventory audible though , let’s take some cheap insert WIP putters and through some whorish characteristics on them and call them « inspired by »
Bettinardi , making putters great again
Don't think you are correct on a "just a trademark", while it is trademarked , it is in reference to type of metal, "German Stainless Steel".....
Scotty offers full milled putters, they are at gallery:)
While you are correct RIP to the classic styles. Was told by man himself, don't ever expect any of old styles coming to retail as there is no market, I'll never understand as most "scotty heads" I know play a blade style from older lines, but this is what keeps gallery pumping I would assume. If you want a rare piece, you can pay the price...
maybe I wasn't clear enough; GSS is traded marked German Stailess Steel correct , BUT what is NOT is a special grade etc. Not a Patended grade or specialized production process vs a standard ASTM 303 SS or 316 etc. Less someone Reveals that there is some special manufacturing process involved with GSS or a propritary grade (which as a matter of fact that its only Trade Marked suggests no special properties) its plain Jane SS that was produced in Germany mostly like to an ASTM tolerance and shares the same metallurgical tolerance and surface characteristics as any other ASTM 303 grade, if my memory is correct, the Euro std fro SS 303 grade is very close to the US STD, and I think the US std might be a bit more restricted.
What is the Difference Between a Patent and a Trademark
Patents prevent others from making or selling an invention, but trademarks protect the words, phrases, symbols, logos, or other devices used to identify the source of goods or services from usage by other competitors. Trademarks give the owner exclusive use of certain images and phrases, and the right to prevent others from using a similar mark that would confuse consumers about who was producing the goods or services the consumer was buying.
Typically, overlap does not occur, but in some cases, when a design patent protects the ornamental design of the product and the design is also used as an identifying symbol, both trademark and patent protection may apply.
Make more sense?
Really no market for the old styles? What is exactly in the studio in terms of putter heads and design? Start at 2G?
Edited by drbonesvt, 04 November 2017 - 01:19 PM.
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