Founded in 1917 as Nippon Kōgaku Kōgyō Kabushikigaisha (日本光学工業株式会社 "Japan Optical Industries Corporation"), the company was renamed Nikon Corporation, after its cameras, in 1988. The name Nikon, which dates from 1946, is a merging of Nippon Kōgaku (日本光学: "Japan Optical") and Zeiss' brand Ikon. This would cause some early problems in Germany though as Zeiss complained that Nikon violated its trademarked camera, and so from 1963 to 1968 the Nikon F in particular was labeled 'Nikkor'.
The Nikkor brand was introduced in 1932, a westernised rendering of an earlier version Nikkō (日光), an abbreviation of the company's original full name (Nikkō coincidentally means "sunlight" and is the name of a Japanese town.).
Another early brand used on microscopes was Joico,an abbreviation of "Japan Optical Industries Co". Expeed is the brand Nikon uses for its image processors since 2007.Nikon Pakistan brings yet another chance for you to express your extra ordinary photography skills.