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More Amazon removals in the UK and US

August 5, 2020

Canon has requested more removals of toner cartridges offered by 3WM Office Supplies and Neqtiq. from Amazon UK and MENGYAN STORE from Amazon in the US.

Canon Inc. announced the filing of Report Infringement Forms with Amazon UK based on the alleged use of claims 1 and 2 of the UK portion of Canon’s European Patent EP 1 977 289 (“EP ‘289”) regarding the cartridge models CE410A, CE411A, CE413A, CC530A, CC533A and CF210A offered by 3WM Office Supplies under the ASINs (Amazon Standard Identification Numbers) B00A6U6OCW, B00A6U6OXQ, B00A6U6PIA, B002RDYJGO, B00HW0JPWK and B002RDWXUS.

Afterwards, Amazon took down the respective products. These products are compatible with the above OEM HP cartridge models CE410A, CE411A, CE413A, CC530A, CC533A,CF210A 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 the filing of Report Infringement Forms with Amazon UK based on the alleged use of claims 1 and 2 of the UK portion of Canon’s European Patent EP 1 977 289 (“EP ‘289”) regarding the cartridge models CE410A, CE411A, CC530A, CC531A, CF383A and CF210X offered by Neqtiq. under the ASINs (Amazon Standard Identification Numbers) B00A6U6OCW, B00A6U6OXQ, B002RDYJGO, B002RDV52U, B01ALPOUTK and B00HW0JQL. Afterwards, Amazon took down the respective products.

These products are compatible with the above OEM HP cartridge models CE410A, CE411A, CC530A, CC531A, CF383A, CF210X 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.

Filing a Report Infringement Form with Amazon is a service offered by Amazon and does not 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.

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

Canon’s infringement report alleged that certain model CE320A, CE321A, CE322A and CE323A toner cartridges sold by MENGYAN STORE via Amazon.com infringed Canon’s U.S. Patent No. 8,588,646. Canon requested that Amazon remove MENGYAN STORE’s listings for those products, namely, MENGYAN STORE’s listings with Amazon Standard Identification Numbers (“ASINs”) B0818R482R, B0818QZPF7, B0818R14BF and B0818RQJJR.

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

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