If you think you’ve come up with THE NEXT BIG THING in golf here’s what you can do:
Option 1: Absolutely Nothing.
Keep it completely to yourself and tell not another soul. Then, when you see it in your local golf shop and read countless articles about its merits in all the golf press, endlessly tell anyone who will listen that you came up with the idea first.
Option 2: Take appropriate action.
- Discuss your idea in confidence with a local lawyer that can advise you on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR).
- Contact your national body that oversees Intellectual Property Rights.
- Two major Patent Offices are as follows:
For UK residents:
The UK Patent Office
For US residents:
The US Patent Office