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I think you missed the long list of specifics which would involve this patent. It is for a specific set of criteria. Not just ' a flying disc'
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Old 11-05-2018, 11:29 PM
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they already make one- it is called a force.
I spotted the 1000' hole (15 at the time) at Idlewild for a couple years for the Bluegrass Open. All the big arm pros threw proto Destros. The Discraft cannons threw Forces. They all wound up in a very tight grouping by the signs.

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Old 11-06-2018, 12:58 AM
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I spotted the 1000' hole (15 at the time) at Idlewild for a couple years for the Bluegrass Open. All the big arm pros threw proto Destros. The Discraft cannons threw Forces. They all wound up in a very tight grouping by the signs.
Legacy makes the cannon.




Lol. I know what you meant. But can "cannon" be copyrighted, or does a "disc named cannon" have to be?

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Old 11-06-2018, 01:00 AM
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The PDGA approves discs and doesn't (in most cases) duplicate disc names. I think one time a company (maybe Gateway) wanted to call a disc "the Edge" but Innova objected that there was already the E.D.G.E program for teaching disc golf in schools and the PDGA asked the company to change the disc name.

So to answer the basic question, yes a company could reuse an existing disc name from another company. There isn't really anything illegal about it. I don't think the PDGA would approve it, though. Good luck selling a golf disc that is not PDGA approved.
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Old 11-06-2018, 07:37 AM
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Mold names can be trademarked:

https://www.avvo.com/legal-answers/c...s--592996.html
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Old 11-06-2018, 09:21 AM
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Here's a better question: Does the PDGA keep a model/drawing of each disc they approve so that it cannot just be copied by another manufacturer?

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Old 11-06-2018, 09:23 AM
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Legacy makes the cannon.




Lol. I know what you meant. But can "cannon" be copyrighted, or does a "disc named cannon" have to be?
I imagine so. If Wham-O! can take the Frisbee name and go home, Legacy can try to stop people from referring to people who throw far as having a cannon.
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Old 11-06-2018, 09:36 AM
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Here's a better question: Does the PDGA keep a model/drawing of each disc they approve so that it cannot just be copied by another manufacturer?
I would imagine they keep the prototypes they are sent. I doubt that keeps any given manufacturer from "knocking off" another though. The PDGA does its best to steer clear of any sort of legal shenanigans- that sort of thing would need to be sorted out in court.

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I think you missed the long list of specifics which would involve this patent. It is for a specific set of criteria. Not just ' a flying disc'
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I would imagine they keep the prototypes they are sent. I doubt that keeps any given manufacturer from "knocking off" another though. The PDGA does its best to steer clear of any sort of legal shenanigans- that sort of thing would need to be sorted out in court.
There was a story a year or two back about Jeff Homburg bringing a huge collection of tester discs to the PDGA center. I think up to that point, Homburg had them at his house.

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