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Canon files IP suit in Russia

August 21, 2014

The OEM has filed a suit for enforcement of its patent rights against Russian distributor X-Com Shop Ltd.x-com logo

The announcement stated that the suit was filed at the Moscow City Economic Court against X-Com Shop Ltd., with the OEM seeking enforcement of its Russian Federation patent 2467370, which relates to toner cartridges, and Canon notes that the purpose of the claim is to “stop infringement and to collect damages for patent infringement in accordance with Russian law”.

Additionally, the OEM commented that it believes that “certain models of cartridges sold on the Russian market” by X-Com Shop Ltd. under the trademarks ‘CACTUS’ and ‘G&G’ infringe the patent in question. Canon repeated its usual IP statement, pointing out that “throughout the development, sales and marketing process, Canon respects the intellectual property rights of other companies and individuals and expects others to do the same.

“Canon remains committed to taking legal action against anyone who does not respect Canon’s intellectual property rights”.

The OEM has been pursuing infringement of a separate European patent in cases begun against companies across Europe throughout 2014: including Seine and Aster in the Netherlands; KMP and wta as well as tintenalarm.de in Germany; Zephyr SAS and Aster in France; and European Cartridge Warehouse Limited and Printer Supplies Technology Limited in the UK, though the latter two have filed for dissolution.

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