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COBRA GOLF CONTINUES TO WIN BATTLES IN GOLF EQUIPMENT 'KNOCK-OFF' WAR

CARLSBAD, Calif., Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Cobra Golf Inc. (Nasdaq-NNM: CBRA) announced today that it filed four new lawsuits in Federal Court in San Diego, and obtained temporary restraining orders against all defendants blocking the importation, sale and/or distribution of counterfeit and infringing knock-off copies of Cobra Golf's market leading King Cobra(R) and Lady Cobra(R) oversize irons and woods. The lawsuits name Scottish Pride Golf Inc., R B Golf Ent., Brass Perimeter Weighted Golf Clubs Inc., and J.K. Golf Inc., as defendants. The defendants are located in South Carolina, Illinois, Florida and Texas, respectively. Cobra will now proceed to obtain a preliminary injunction, recover monetary damages, and to ultimately obtain permanent injunctions. The suit was filed Aug. 31, 1995, and the court issued the restraining orders yesterday.

It is believed these defendants are United States-based importers, wholesalers, or sellers of "King Snake," "Crown Viper," "King Viper," "Crown Snake," "Royal Snake," and "Lady Viper" golf club components. The judge ruled that these products infringe the trademarks and distinctive trade dress of Cobra's number-one selling King Cobra(R) and Lady Cobra(R) oversize woods and irons.

Yesterday's ruling is particularly significant because the Court found that now additional versions of the "knock-off" clubs, the "King Viper," "Crown Snake," and "Royal Snake" infringe Cobra's trademarks and trade dress. The defendants in the four lawsuits are now prohibited from engaging in any commercial activities related to these "knock-off" clubs.

This latest action against "knock-off" businesses adds momentum to Cobra's successful campaign to thwart the importation, distribution and sale of "knock-off" clubs to the marketplace. Cobra Golf plans to file several additional lawsuits against other infringers around the United States.

"We are very pleased with the continuing success of our enforcement program. The message is getting out that Cobra Golf is totally committed to protecting its trademarks and trade dress rights. Some `knock-off' artists have apparently chosen to stop selling infringing clubs, because they realize it is against the law. On the other hand, Cobra will pursue those individuals and companies that continue to make the wrong choice," said Rob Duncanson, legal counsel at Cobra Golf.

Cobra designs, manufactures and markets high-quality golf clubs principally for the premium priced game improvement segment of the golf equipment market. The Company's primary focus is on oversize and graphite-shafted golf clubs marketed and sold under the King Cobra(R) brand name.
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/CONTACT: Robert J. Duncanson, legal counsel, or Alison Jenks, public relations manager, of Cobra Golf, 619-929-0377/

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