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Canon requests more listing removals

May 25, 2021

The company announced that it requested the removal of toner cartridges offered by Regard Informatique via Amazon Germany, Spain, Italy, by ShanXiJinYangHuanJingKeJiYouXianGongSi via Amazon Germany, UK, Italy and by LYUSD from Amazon USA.

Canon Inc. announced that it filed Report Infringement Forms with Amazon.de, Amazon.es and Amazon.it 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 Regard Informatique under the following ASINs (Amazon Standard Identification Numbers).

Country Cartridge model ASIN
Germany CC530A, CC531A, CC532A, CC533A B07Q1JXCF9
Spain CC531A, CC532A B07PVPM1DB, B07PYX2C26
Italy CC530A, CC531A, CC532A, CC533A B07Q1JXCF9

Afterwards, Amazon took down the respective products.

These products are compatible with the above-identified 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.

Canon Inc. also announced that it filed Report Infringement Forms with Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.it and Amazon.es based on the alleged use of claims 1 and 2 of the German, UK, Italian and Spanish portion of Canon’s European Patent EP 1 977 289 (“EP ‘289”) regarding certain models of toner cartridges offered by ShanXiJinYangHuanJingKeJiYouXianGongSi under the following ASINs (Amazon Standard Identification Numbers).

Country Cartridge model ASIN
Germany CE320A, CE321A, CE322A, CE323A B083TGJTND, B08315WHFB, B083WFFR9Y, B083THGZS7, B08315BSQZ, B083WDR1H7, B083TFHRVN, B08315MKBV, B083WDSJM2, B083TM9624, B08315CHBC, B083WF6RDM, B083TBWTX7, B08315Q55B
UK CB540A, CB541A, CB542A, CB543A B082ZPY4PD
Italy CB540A, CB541A, CB542A, CB543A, CE320A, CE321A, CE322A, CE323A B083WDKZJL, B083N19WYZ

Afterwards, Amazon took down the respective products.

These products are compatible with the above-identified 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.

In the USA, Canon Inc. filed an infringement report with Amazon.com seeking the removal of Amazon.com listings for certain toner cartridges sold by LYUSD for use in HP laser beam printers.

Canon’s infringement report alleged that certain model CF218A toner cartridges sold by LYUSD via Amazon.com infringed Canon’s U.S. Patent No 8,688,008. Canon requested that Amazon remove LYUSD’s listings for those products, namely, LYUSD’s listings with Amazon Standard Identification Numbers (“ASINs”) B07W1D5F5J, B086G9S8TN, B086DX98DK, B086DWFDFK, B086DV2FBK, B07VXTJCQC, B086GNKHPL, B086DVNGDL and B07WCPM9JM.

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

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.

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