Callaway Golf Company has seized 27,000 clubheads from Newport Golf, an Anaheim, California-based entity controlled by Jimmy Lin and accused of selling illegal copies of Callaway Golf's market-leading golf clubs. A court-mediated settlement recently gave Callaway Golf over $800,000 in cash and 28,000 other golf club components valued at more than $500,000, plus the right to conduct a final inspection of Lin's inventory. It was during that final inspection on March 9 that the additional 27,000 clubheads, valued at over $500,000, were found and seized.
“We are prepared to tenaciously pursue those who try to deceive consumers by unfairly copying our products,” said Steve McCracken, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of Callaway Golf. “This case shows our ability to detect, prosecute and punish infringers and those who do business with them.”