On May 19, 2021 Titleist scored another design patent on one of its iron designs. The patent covers the design of Titleist’s 620 CB irons. Titleist describes the irons as having a “classic cavity” that “stay[s] true to everything players have come to trust from this classic model, with distinct refinements that make them better than ever.” Titleist further describes this iron design as having “reduced offset and topline for the ultimate player’s look,” “progressive blade length for optimized play throughout the set,” and “tour-refined sole for improved turf interaction.”

Figures 2 and 3 of the design patent are shown below in comparison to the 620 CB irons shown on Titleist’s website.

Comparison of Figs. 2 and 3 to images of 620 CB irons from Titleist

Clearly, Titleist understood that the 620 CB iron design has both functional and aesthetic value. This design patent protects the aesthetic design. Thanks to the patent, golfers looking for “the ultimate player’s look” will have to purchase these Titleist irons. This is another great example of how to use IP rights to gain a competitive advantage over the competition.