Interesting reading about "Pentax"

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DougOB
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Re: Interesting reading about "Pentax"

Holger Bargen wrote:

Thank you for sharing.

Went to a link in the comments and found that the name "Pentax is protected there till 30.09.2022. Hope, Ricoh hat this date in mind and will take steps to prolong their reiht to use the name, exclusvely.

Here the entry in the database:

https://register.dpma.de/DPMAregister/marke/register/DD607589/DE

My preference would be for Ricoh to continue the Pentax name for historic and sentimental reasons.

OTOH, if they don't and Pentax (Pentaprism & Contax) becomes Pentoh (Pentaprism & Ricoh) and everything continues as it otherwise would... will the world end?    Certainly the loss of an historic brand name but in practice is it worth that much these days (outside Japan)?

Doug

p.s., still prefer for "Pentax" to continue so I can be a Pentaxian vs a Pentohian

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