Canon Announces New Amazon Toner Take-Downs, Russian Patent-Infringement Settlement

Canon Inc. of Tokyo, Japan, today announced the successful conclusion of a patent-infringement, and new removal of clone toner cartridges from the Amazon ecommerce website.

Regarding the dispute in Russia, Canon announced it had settled a patent infringement dispute in Russia against the defendants LLC VTT and LLC Pallady.

Canon had filed a patent infringement lawsuit with the Moscow Arbitration Court against the defendants LLC VTT and LLC Pallady asserting that defendants’ sales of certain toner cartridges infringe on Canon’s Russian Federation patent 2467370. On January 31, 2019, the Moscow Arbitration Court issued the decision in favor of Canon which, among others, permanently enjoins the defendants from selling the products found to infringe, and awards Canon a total of 4,000,000 rubles in compensation.

The defendants filed appeals against the decision of the Moscow Arbitration Court to the Ninth Arbitration Court of Appeal. The Ninth Arbitration Court of Appeal decided to uphold the decision on April 17, 2019, and issued its final ruling in full on May 6, 2019. The defendants decided not to appeal to the court on Intellectual Property Rights and have properly executed the decision.

Amazon Take-Downs

Canon also announced it had filed an infringement report with Amazon.ca seeking removal of an Amazon.ca listing for certain toner cartridges sold by Qwen.

Canon’s infringement report alleged that certain model CB540A, CB541A, CB542A and CB543A toner cartridges sold by Qwen via Amazon.ca infringed on Canon’s Canadian Patent no. 2,635,791. Canon requested the removal of the corresponding listings for these products, namely Amazon Standard Identification Number B071F3BBT5.

At the time of this announcement, products sold under the above identified listings were no longer available on Amazon.ca.

Canon also announced it had filed an infringement report with Amazon.ca seeking removal of an Amazon.ca listing for certain toner cartridges sold by UrbanInspirations.

Canon’s infringement report alleged that certain model CF210X, CF211A, CF212A and CF213A toner cartridges sold by UrbanInspirations via Amazon.ca infringed on Canon’s Canadian Patent no. 2,635,791. Canon requested the removal of the corresponding listings for these products, namely Amazon Standard Identification Number B071F3BBT5.

At the time of this announcement, products sold under the above identified listings were no longer available on Amazon.ca.

In both cases, Canon noted that filing an infringement report with Amazon.ca is a service offered by Amazon and does not constitute an official finding of infringement. The decision to take down a product is in the discretion of Amazon and is based on information provided by Canon.

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