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Nikon just re-registered the “NIKONOS” trademark

Discussion in 'The Nikon Niche' started by Coop42, Aug 22, 2018.

  1. Coop42

    Coop42 Contributor

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  2. Compressor

    Compressor ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    My goodness.
     
  3. Trace Malinowski

    Trace Malinowski Contributor

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    I have a Nikonos V in the original box with a 35mm lens still in its box.
     
  4. Gene

    Gene Contributor

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    Maybe a possible tie-in with their new mirrorless cameras...?
     
  5. Trace Malinowski

    Trace Malinowski Contributor

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Alexandria Bay, NY
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    @Gene, want my Nikonos V? :)
     
  6. Gene

    Gene Contributor

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    Hi Trace! I love Nikonos' but unfortunately I don't shoot 35mm film anymore -- at least not professionally. I know I will again though at some point, if not just for fun.
    When's the last time you shot anything with it?
     
  7. coldwaterlloyd

    coldwaterlloyd Contributor

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    Like re-marketing the VW Beatle , great marketing which appeals to older divers with cash
     
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  8. Lorenzoid

    Lorenzoid ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Atlanta, USA
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    Owners of lots of famous old trademarks keep re-registering them, apparently supported by some kind of nominal usage, with the thinking that they carry a lot of goodwill that might be useful someday. NIKONOS is such a wonderful coined word, evoking Nikon and the Greek islands. It's certainly possible they might want to use it again someday.
     
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  9. Hoag

    Hoag Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: SW Ontario - Just outside of the GTHA
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    Wishful thinking aside, I wouldn't read too much into it. As mentioned by @Lorenzoid, this is not an uncommon practice. It prevents others from cashing in on the name.

    Having said that, I have to admit that I get all "warm & fuzzy" every time that I read that Dodge has renewed the Trademarks on Plymouth and 'Cuda. :)
     
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  10. k4kafka

    k4kafka Contributor

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    No more need for underwater hou$ing$ and len$ tube$ ?
    Don’t care who makes it Nikon or some other company,but a pro quality mirrorless digital camera that can go to 30m (and beyond ?)...would be,...wonderful !!!
     

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