September 29, 2022
Canon Inc. announced the filing of complaints with Alibaba Intellectual Property Protection Platform seeking the removal of certain product offerings from Tmall.
In the complaints, Canon alleged that cartridges sold under certain product offerings infringe Chinese Invention Patent No. ZL200880003520.0. Specifically, the offerings identified by Canon, which are shown in the table below.
At the time of this announcement, the offerings identified in the complaints were no longer available on Tmall.
Accepting and handling an intellectual property right holder’s complaint against acts of allegedly infringing upon its claimed intellectual property right is provided by Alibaba.
Alibaba’s decision to remove the allegedly infringing cartridge from Tmall is in the discretion of Alibaba and is based on the information provided by Canon.
Alibaba’s act of removing the product does not comprise any official finding of validity or infringement of a patent and the vendor to whom the takedown is made may object to it.
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