Polaroid’s iM1836 smart camera gets a sales ban courtesy of Nikon

Polaroid's iM1836 smart camera gets a sales ban courtesy of Nikon

Remember the Polaroid iM1836 Android-powered camera? Well, it will no longer be available for purchase as a result of Nikon’s legal battle against Sakar International, which has all the rights to sell the Polaroid-branded gear. However, it doesn’t have rights to use some other technologies this camera rocks.

Nikon sued Sakar for design patent infringement and trade dress infringement arising from Polaroid iM1836 digital camera. Shortly thereafter, Nikon moved for a preliminary injunction to stop the sales and advertising of the device, and after appearing before the Court – the two parties agreed on the terms of a preliminary injunction. The Court thus issued a Preliminary Injunction Order on December 4, 2013, under which Sakar will no longer manufacture, import, advertise, promote, offer for sale, sell, or ship the Polaroid iM1836 digital camera in its present configuration.

And in case you wonder, the abovementioned design patent and trade dress rights are related to the “Nikon 1” Advanced Camera with Interchangeable Lenses…

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