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Canon requests more removals of toner cartridge

July 15, 2020

The OEM reported that it has requested the removal of toner cartridges offered by NineLeafToner from Amazon.com, Printperfect Ltd, trading as “PerfectPrint” via several European Amazon sites and by florences from Amazon Canada.

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 NineLeafToner for use in HP laser beam printers.

Canon’s infringement report alleged that certain model CE505A, CE505X, CE255X and CF280A toner cartridges sold by SuperInkToner via Amazon.com infringed Canon’s U.S. Patent Nos. 8,280,278; 8,630,564; 8,682,215; 8,688,008; and 8,676,090. Canon requested that Amazon remove SuperInkToner’s listings for those products, namely, SuperInkToner’s listings with Amazon Standard Identification Numbers (“ASINs”) B07N1H44QW, B07N1HSWCJ, B06Y5RFLR1, B07MGR8G3J, B07WCMZ7FV, B07MD5LFDG, B07N1GSKFP, B07WD35VWL, B07N1H6D81, B07WF6RWRG, B07N1HGPC7, B07WF6S2TW, B07WG72SZX, B07MZTCJ6P, B07KR5B9K1, B07ZKRC6SX, B07ZKSFGZF, B07ZKV75Y8, B07ZKVRC33, B07ZKWH6SC, B07Y561WV2, B07Y538YKN, B07Y55JLQN, B07Y54SF1J and B07Y562XKH.

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

Canon also filed Report Infringement Forms with Amazon.de, Amazon.it, Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.es based on the alleged use of claims 1 and 2 of the German, Italian, UK and Spanish portions of Canon’s European Patent EP 1 977 289 B1 (“EP ‘289”) regarding certain models of toner cartridges offered by Printperfect Ltd, trading on Amazon as “PerfectPrint,” under the following ASINs (Amazon Standard Identification Numbers).

Afterwards, Amazon took down the respective products. These products are compatible with the 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.

Amazon informed the vendor about the takedown and the vendor may object to it.

In Canada, Canon filed an infringement report with Amazon.ca seeking the removal of an Amazon.ca listing for certain toner cartridges sold by florences.

Canon’s infringement report alleged that certain model CF210A, CF211A, CF212A and CF213A toner cartridges sold by florences via Amazon.ca infringed Canon’s Canadian Patent no. 2,635,791. Canon requested the removal of the corresponding listings for these products, having Amazon Standard Identification Numbers B0824FXDSL, B0823PKQ74, B0823PBWXH, B0824CZY93, B0823NYCWM, B0824DVNCB, B0824CWTDY, B0823P92T4, B0824F839G, B0823QK4ZH, B0824DVKCV, B0823NSTGJ, B0824FF9BK, B0824F5GKJ, B0824DG7SK, B0823NVG6Z, B0823NSPTW, B0823NX7YK, B0824F66YZ, B0824DQR3P, B0823NWNL3, B0824DF1L7, B0823P37YK, B0823P4B61, B0824G639B, B0823PB16N, B0824FBMF4, B0823P1CCS and B0823NVKF1.

At the time of this announcement, 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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