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Canon requests further removals of toner cartridges

June 21, 2021

The OEM has requested the removal of toner cartridges offered by RapmininK from Amazon in the USA, Chengdu yuehongshun shangmao youxian gongsi via Amazon UK and the Netherlands and by Schneiderprintware via Amazon Germany.

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

Canon’s infringement report alleged that certain model CE410A, CE410X, CE411X, CE412X, CE413X, CB540A, CB541A, CB542A, CB543A, CE320A, CE321A, CE322A, CE323A, CC530A, CC531A, CC532A and CC533A toner cartridges sold by RapmininK via Amazon.com infringed Canon’s U.S. Patent No. 8,588,646. Canon requested that Amazon remove RapmininK’s listings for those products, namely, RapmininK’s listings with Amazon Standard Identification Numbers (“ASINs”) B07FDQRFPZ, B07YXZLB4H, B078YL7MKQ, B07B2RY6CR and B0791BB4DY.

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

Canon also announced that it filed Report Infringement Forms with Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.nl based on the alleged use of claims 1 of the UK and The Netherlands portions of Canon’s European Patent EP 2 137 577 (“EP ‘577”) regarding certain models of toner cartridges offered by Chengdu yuehongshun shangmao youxian gongsi under the following ASINs (Amazon Standard Identification Numbers).

Country Cartridge model ASIN
UK CE310A, CE311A, CE312A, CE313A, CRG729 B01AJK1FQ8
The Netherlands CE353A B071CKFNBG

Afterwards, Amazon took down the respective products.

These products are compatible with the respective OEM HP cartridge models and provide inter alia a non-OEM housing, a non-OEM developing roller, as well as a non-OEM coupling member comprising a rotating force receiving portion and a rotating force transmitting portion according to claim 1 of EP ‘577.

In Germany, Canon filed Report Infringement Forms with Amazon.de based on the alleged use of claims 1 of the German portion of Canon’s European Patent EP 2 137 577 (“EP ‘577”) regarding certain models of toner cartridges CE310A, CE311A, CE312A and CE313A offered by Schneiderprintware under the ASIN (Amazon Standard Identification Number) B01BIWG9FS.

Afterwards, Amazon took down the respective products.

These products are compatible with the respective OEM HP cartridge models and provide inter alia a non-OEM housing, a non-OEM developing roller, as well as a non-OEM coupling member comprising a rotating force receiving portion and a rotating force transmitting portion according to claim 1 of EP ‘577.

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 vendors about the takedown and the vendors may object to it.

Categories : World Focus

Tags : Amazon Removals Canon Inc. Cartridges IP Patent infringement

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