Canon Back to Russia to Defend Toner-Cartridge Patent

 Canon Inc. of Tokyo, Japan, returned back to Russia to defend a patent for its printer toner cartridges, with the firm filing a lawsuit for enforcement of its Russian Federation patent 2467370, which relates to toner cartridges used in laser printers and copier/MFPs. Canon filed the lawsuit with the Moscow City Economic Court against the defendants LLC VTT and LLC Pallady, two distributing companies.

Canon believes that certain models of toner cartridges sold on the Russian market under the trademarks “Hi-Black” and “NetProduct” by these distributors infringe upon its patent.

The purpose of Canon’s claim is to stop infringement and to collect damages for patent infringement in accordance with Russian law.

The last time Canon was in Russia to defend its toner-cartridge patents was in late 2014, when it brought a lawsuit against Softtrade (see story here).

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