Ricoh could be poised to lose its right to use the Pentax trademark as soon as 2020, as rumours suggest the brand licensing agreement could be due to expire.The speculation began after a respected member of the Pentax Forum, who has had a track record of valid inside information, wrote:‘Pentax ownership belongs to HOYA, the right to use belongs to Ricoh, and the lease contract expires in 2020. Maybe this is why Ricoh does not continue to develop Pentax.
Nikon has filed a trademark application in the European Union for the word “Noct.” With the company’s full-frame mirrorless camera around the corner, it seems likely this new trademark filing may be related to the new camera system.
Filing number 017902239
Organisation Kabushiki Kaisha Nikon trading as Nikon Corporation
Date of receipt 18/05/2018
Nice classes 9 ( Nice Classification )
Filing date 18/05/2018
Filing language English
Second language Italian
Application reference T048510/EM/09/KAE/PNP/sl
G&S Cameras; digital cameras; cameras with interchangeable lenses; digital cameras with interchangeable lenses; lenses for cameras; lenses for digital cameras; interchangeable lenses for cameras; mount adapters for lenses; camera mounts; lens mounts; parts and fittings for all the aforesaid goods.
【3717002217325】Nikon (ニコン) Ai-S Nikkor 58mm F1.2 Noct