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Look at the cameras in the above image, from left to right you can see the Polaroid iM1836 and the Nikon J1. Do you notice any similarity ? Nikon does, as Nikon has filed a lawsuit with the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York against Sakar International, Inc for the alleged infringement of the design patent and trade dress right owned by Nikon. However, here are some features from both the cameras:

 Polaroid iM1836 features:

  • 3.5″ Touchscreen display
  • 18.1 MP
  • HD Video
  • ISO Upto 3200
  • HDMI Output
  • Detachable Flash Unit

  Nikon J1 Features:

  • 10.1 megapixel Camera
  • CMOS Image Sensor
  • Full HD Recording
  • 3 inch LCD Monitor with Protection Glass
  • ISO 100 – ISO 3200 Sensitivity
  • 35 mm Equivalent Focal Length: 27 – 81 mm
  • f/3.5 – f/5.6 Aperture

 [toggle title=”Press Release “]Nikon filed a lawsuit in the U.S. for design patent and trade dress infringement

October 15, 2013

On October 11, 2013 (US Eastern Time), Nikon Corporation (having its principal place of business in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, President: Makoto Kimura) and Nikon Inc. (having its principal place of business in New York, President & CEO: Nobuyoshi Gokyu) (collectively, hereafter referred to as “Nikon”) filed a lawsuit with the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York against Sakar International, Inc. (having its principal place of business in New Jersey) (hereafter referred to as “Sakar”) for the alleged infringement of the design patent and trade dress right owned by Nikon. Nikon seeks injunctive relief against Sakar in the lawsuit to prevent them from manufacturing and selling their Polaroid brand digital still camera, “Polaroid iM1836”.

Nikon makes a great effort to create designs that can be differentiated from other companies’ products, as well as to strongly deter the imitation of its designs. Although Nikon has negotiated with Sakar to amicably solve this problem, we could not reach an agreement. Consequently, Nikon decided to initiate the lawsuit by necessity.

The abovementioned design patent and trade dress right are related to the Advanced Camera with Interchangeable Lenses “Nikon 1”.[/toggle]

 
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