Canon Takes Toner-Cartridge Patent-Enforcement Campaign to Russia

RussiaCanon Inc. of Tokyo reports that it’s filed a suit for enforcement of its Russian Federation patent 2467370, which relates to toner cartridges, in the Moscow City Economic Court against Softtrade, a distributing company. This is Canon’s second lawsuit against a company in Russia.

Canon says that certain models of toner cartridges sold on the Russian market under the trademark “Hi-Black” by this distributor infringe upon Canon’s patents. It says the purpose of its suit is to stop infringement and to collect damages for patent-infringement in accordance with Russian law.

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