Canon Wins Agreement with German Amazon Seller of Toner Cartridges

Canon Inc. of Tokyo, Japan, today reported that the Amazon vendor Jakubowski und Gert GbR, doing business under the names “DISA-SHOP24” or “DiSa GbR,” an unauthorized seller of third-party toner cartridges, signed a cease-and-desist declaration.

Under the agreement, Jakubowski will stop selling laser toner cartridge models “DISA CE505X/CF280X” and “DISA CE505A/CF280A.” The cartridges were completely new cartridges without any OEM components.

Canon says the agreement was based on the assumption of the use of the German portion of Canon’s European patent EP 2 087 407 relating to a drum unit and a process cartridge. The cartridges were being sold via Amazon under the ASIN (=Amazon Standard Identification Number) B06X3QTWNN and B01NA0BF42, and replace the cartridge models CE505X, CF280X, CE505A and CF280A that are compatible with HP laser printers.

With the cease-and-desist declaration, Jakubowski is required to stop selling these toner cartridges and to submit information and accounting about the offer and distribution of the toner cartridges. The vendor has also agreed to pay damages to Canon and to destroy the toner cartridges in its possession. Canon says Jakubowski und Gert GbR has already ceased selling the aforementioned cartridge models via Amazon.

Last week, we reported that Canon had obtained a preliminary injunction from the District Court Düsseldorf in Germany against Coemedia GmbH, as well as against its managing director. The preliminary injunction is based on the infringement of the German portion of Canon’s European patent EP 2 087 407 relating to a drum unit and a process cartridge used in toner cartridges.

Earlier in August, Canon had also reported that it had won preliminary injunctions against two unauthorized, third-party toner-cartridge manufacturers, PrintPerfect and Moreinks, also based in Germany

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