Canon Requests Amazon to Remove More Clone Toner Cartridges

On December 25, 2018,  Canon Inc. of Tokyo, Japan, reported that it had filed a Report Infringement Form with Amazon.es based on the alleged use of claim 1 and 25 of the Spanish portion of Canon’s European Patent EP 2 087 407 regarding the cartridge model CE505X offered by CONSUMO INFORMATICO S.L. under the ASIN (Amazon Standard Identification Number) B00R0G0ILS. Afterwards, Amazon took down the respective products. These products are compatible with the OEM HP cartridge model CE505X and provide inter alia a non-OEM coupling member, a non-OEM drum as well as a non-OEM housing.

Also on December 25th, Canon reported that it had filed a Report Infringement Form with Amazon.es based on the alleged use of claim 1 and 25 of the Spanish portion of Canon’s European Patent EP 2 087 407 regarding the cartridge model “CE505A” and “CF280A” offered by WIN-WIN INTERNATIONAL (H.K) HOLDINGS LIMITED under the ASIN (Amazon Standard Identification Number) B07B65V4TP. Afterwards, Amazon took down the respective products. These products are compatible with the OEM HP cartridge model CE505A, CF280A and provide inter alia a non-OEM coupling member, a non-OEM drum as well as a non-OEM housing.

Canon noted that filing a Report Infringement Form with Amazon is a service offered by Amazon and does not 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 take-down and the vendor may object to it.

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