Canon Granted Preliminary Injunction in Germany for Alleged Toner-Cartridge Patent Infringement

Canon Inc. of Tokyo, Japan, reported today that it’s obtained a preliminary injunction by the District Court Düsseldorf in Germany against New Time Trade GmbH and its managing director.

The preliminary injunction is based on the infringement of the German portion of Canon’s European patent EP 2 087 407 which involves an imaging drum unit and a process cartridge. The alleged patent infringement consists in the offer and distribution of a laser toner cartridge comprising a drum unit via amazon.de under the ASIN (Amazon Standard Identification Number) B00VYPUUZU. This cartridge replaces the toner cartridge model CE255A compatible with certain HP laser printers.

The preliminary injunction granted by the District Court Düsseldorf is not yet final. Defendants have the option to file an objection against the preliminary injunction. Canon can enforce the decision after service of the PI on the vendors.

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