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Canon continues with Amazon removals

April 2, 2020

The OEM requested the removal of toner cartridge offered by StarTech Office Supplies from Amazon.ca, NEWYORKTONER from Amazon.com and yangquanshi chengquliupingshangdian via Amazon German, Italy and Spain.

Canon Inc. announced the filing of an infringement report with Amazon.ca seeking removal of an Amazon.ca listing for certain toner cartridges sold by StarTech Office Supplies.

Canon’s infringement report alleged that certain model CF210X, CF210A, CF211A, CF212A, CF213A, CC530A, CC531A, CC532A, CC533A, CE410X, CE410A, CE411A, CE412A, CE413A, CF380X, CF380A, CF381A, CF382A and CF383A toner cartridges sold by StarTech Office Supplies via Amazon.ca infringed Canon’s Canadian Patent no. 2,635,791.

Canon requested the removal of the corresponding listings for these products, having Amazon Standard Identification Numbers B01AUPLZVC, B01AUPM0QG, B01AUPM1E2, B07S42BXMB, B075ZVY7JX, B015FMWGYU, B072C3Y35G, B01AUPLZTE, B01AUPLX96, B01NB0Z9SL, B01EV13FWI, B01FVE0B26, B07BN9J19X, B01HNZIYF2, B07C34M65T, B010ENVA3I, B010ENVJLQ, B07KZT1WXQ, B076F4MM4B, B07NNW589W, B01JG241MA, B01EY5TAB6, B01EWL517O and B01EY606RC.

At the time of this announcement, products sold under the above-identified listings were no longer available on Amazon.ca.

Canon also announced the filing of an infringement report with Amazon.com seeking removal of Amazon.com listings for certain toner cartridges sold by NEWYORKTONER for use in HP laser beam printers.

Canon’s infringement report alleged that certain model CE410A, CE411A, CE412A and CE413A toner cartridges sold by NEWYORKTONER via Amazon.com infringed Canon’s U.S. Patent No. 8,588,646. Canon requested that Amazon remove NEWYORKTONER’s listings for those products, namely, NEWYORKTONER’s listings with Amazon Standard Identification Numbers (“ASINs”) B012YVKT26, B012YS1GLM, B012YSA758, B012YXCDPK, B012YS6P2C, B012YSYLBE, B012YTWBBA, B012YUB65G and B012YWJMHS.

At the time of this announcement, the above-identified NEWYORKTONER listings were no longer available on Amazon.com.

Also announced were the filing of Report Infringement Forms with Amazon.de, Amazon.it and Amazon.es based on the alleged use of claims 1 and 2 of the German, Italian and Spanish portions of Canon’s European Patent EP 1 977 289 (“EP ‘289”) regarding certain models of toner cartridges offered by yangquanshi chengquliupingshangdian Limited under the following ASINs (Amazon Standard Identification Numbers).

 Country  Cartridge models  ASIN
 Germany  CC530A, CC531A, CC532A, CC533A  B07V3SRKLS
 Italy  CC530A, CC531A, CC532A, CC533A  B07V3SRKLS
 Spain  CC530A, CC531A, CC532A, CC533A  B07V3SRKLS

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.

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