October 9, 2019
Canon has obtained a preliminary injunction against Venue Design & Consulting SRL-D and its Managing Director and requested removal of toner cartridges offered by ShopCartridges from Amazon.ca.
Canon Inc. announced that the District Court Düsseldorf granted a preliminary injunction against Venue Design & Consulting SRL-D, trading under “Ecoink”, as well as against its Managing Director.
The preliminary injunction is based on the infringement of the German portion of Canon’s European patent EP 2 087 407 relating to a drum unit and a process cartridge. The preliminary injunction enjoins Venue Design & Consulting SRL-D from offering and distributing laser toner cartridges comprising a drum unit with a certain coupling member via, for example, www.amazon.de. The infringing cartridges can replace the OEM cartridge models “HP CF280A,” “HP CE505A” and “HP CE255X,” which are compatible with HP laser beam printers.
Defendants have the option to file an objection against the preliminary injunction. However, as service on Defendants was effected, Canon can enforce this decision.
Canon also announced the filing of an infringement report with Amazon.ca seeking removal of an Amazon.ca listing for certain toner cartridges sold by ShopCartridges.
Canon’s infringement report alleged that certain model CC530A, CC531A, CC532A, CC533A, CE410X, CE410A, CE411A, CE412A, CE413A, CF380X, CF381A, CF382A and CF383A toner cartridges sold by ShopCartridges via Amazon.ca infringed Canon’s Canadian Patent no. 2,635,791. Canon requested the removal of the corresponding listings for these products, namely Amazon Standard Identification Numbers B01IRK6DM8, B01IRM25KA, B01IRMBHV8, B01IRN46K6, B01I23FQC8 and B01I24PS5W.
At the time of this announcement, products sold under the above-identified listings were no longer available on Amazon.ca.
Filing an infringement report with Amazon.ca is a service offered by Amazon and does not constitute an official finding of infringement. The decision to take down a product is in the discretion of Amazon and is based on information provided by Canon.
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