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  • Canon requests removal of toner cartridges offered by taiyuanshi jiancaopingqu lirenfangfuzhuangdian via Amazon

    TOKYO, January 22, 2020—Canon Inc. today announced that the company 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 Germany, UK, Italian and Spanish portions of Canon's European Patent EP 1 977 289 ("EP '289") regarding certain models of toner cartridges offered by taiyuanshi jiancaopingqu lirenfangfuzhuangdian under the following ASINs (Amazon Standard Identification Numbers).

    Country Cartridge model ASIN
    Germany CC530A CC531A CC532A CC533A B07V7VWSGT
    UK CC530A CC531A CC532A CC533A B07V7VWSGT
    Italy CC530A CC531A CC532A CC533A B07V7VWSGT
    Spain CC530A CC531A CC532A CC533A B07V7VWSG

    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.

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