Canon Inc.

10/10/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/09/2019 19:15

Canon requests removal of toner cartridges offered by INTERNET BRAND DEVELOPMENT (HK) LIMITED via Amazon

TOKYO, October 10, 2019-Canon Inc. today announced that it filed Report Infringement Forms with Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.it and Amazon.es based on the alleged use of claims 1 and 2 of the Germany, UK, Italian and Spanish portions of Canon's European Patent EP 1 977 289 ('EP '289') regarding certain models of toner cartridges offered by INTERNET BRAND DEVELOPMENT (HK) LIMITED under the following ASINs (Amazon Standard Identification Numbers).

Country Cartridge model ASIN
Germany CF210X
CF210A
CF211A
CF212A
CF213A
B01E9T1V2I
UK CF210X
CF210A
CF211A
CF212A
CF213A
B01E9T1V2I
Italy CF210X
CF210A
CF211A
CF212A
CF213A
B01E9T1V2I
Spain CF210X
CF210A
CF211A
CF212A
CF213A
B01E9T1V2I

Afterwards, Amazon took down the respective products. These products are compatible with the OEM HP cartridge models and provide inter alia a non-OEM housing and a non-OEM force receiving device according to claim 1 of EP '289. Furthermore, they comprise an elastic portion according to claim 2 of EP '289.

Filing a Report Infringement Form with Amazon is a service offered by Amazon and doesn't comprise any official finding of validity or infringement of a patent. The decision to take down a product is in the discretion of Amazon and is based on information provided by Canon. Amazon informed the vendor about the takedown and the vendor may object to it.