Canon Announces New Toner Takedowns

This week, Canon Inc. of Tokyo, Japan, announced a number of successful actions to remove unauthorized third-party toner cartridges from the Amazon ecommerce website.

Cartridge Sale

On December 6th, Canon announced it had filed a Report Infringement Form with Amazon Australia based on the alleged infringement of claim 160 of Canon’s Australian Patent Number AU2014208277 regarding the cartridge models CE505A and CF280A offered by Cartridge Sale under the ASINs (Amazon Standard Identification Numbers) B00ZQSSLV6 and B00KHZW4W0.

After receipt of the Report Infringement Form, Amazon took down the respective products. These products are compatible with the OEM HP toner-cartridge models and provide a non-OEM coupling member, a n-OEM drum as well as a non-OEM housing.

zhuhai hezhong maoyi youxian gongsi

On December 6th, Canon announced that it had filed Report Infringement Forms with Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.it and Amazon.es based on the alleged use of claims 1 and 2 of the Germany, UK, Italian and Spanish portion of Canon’s European Patent EP 1 977 289 (“EP ‘289”) regarding certain models of toner cartridges offered by zhuhai hezhong maoyi youxian gongsi under the following ASINs (Amazon Standard Identification Numbers).

Country Cartridge model ASIN
Germany CC530A CC531A CC532A CC533A B07GB4HH3L
UK CC530A CC531A CC532A CC533A B07GB4HH3L
Italy CC530A CC531A CC532A CC533A B07GB4HH3L
Spain CC530A CC531A CC532A CC533A
CF380X CF381A CF382A CF383A
B07GB4HH3L
B07GB4LNJQ

Afterwards, Amazon took down the respective products. These products are compatible with the HP toner-cartridge models and provide inter alia a non-OEM housing and a non-OEM force receiving device according to claim 1 of EP ‘289. Furthermore, they comprise an elastic portion according to claim 2 of EP ‘289.

Go4Color

On December 6th, Canon announced that it filed an infringement report with Amazon.com seeking removal of Amazon.com listings for certain toner cartridges sold by Go4Color for use in HP laser printers.

Canon’s infringement report alleged that certain model HP 126A toner cartridges sold by Go4Color via Amazon.com infringed Canon’s U.S. Patent No. 8,688,008. Canon requested that Amazon remove Go4Color’s listings for those products, namely, Go4Color’s listings with Amazon Standard Identification Numbers (“ASINs”) B07SM5KNC8, B07SQVR1LD, B07SQTXQRM, B07SQTFXV2, B07SQTBSDV, B07SPCLW4K, B07SPBJMNP, B07SPB24PJ, B07SPB1HML, B07SNC1XKR, B07SNC1P2W, B07SNBMYJ5, B07SNBM16H, B07SNB5JK8, B07SM6WW4F, B07SM6WT89, B07SM6WD8F, B07SM6CCPR, B07SM6CCPQ, B07SM5NHSM, B07SM57HPT, B07SM547D7, B07SM4PW8C, B07SL3DXSH, B07SL397KW, B07SL2NTWF, B07SL1VT96, B07SK1261T, B07SJZZ7BJ, B07SJZW2J9, B07SJZQNK1, B07SJZQNJZ, B07SJZ54HC, B07SJYQCXP, B07SJYQ2GP, B07SJYNF4S, B07SJYN3QW, B07SJYD15N, B07SQW4ZMT, B07SPS9YTG, B07SPBZJWH, B07SL35FQY, B07SL1YYVF, B07SJZ6JLW, B07SNB1B7F, B07SN9ZNSQ, B07SN96B18, B07SN8Y8Z7, B07SN8XYFL, B07SM6WW4J, B07SM5NHSJ, B07SM5KYHQ, B07SM5K57G, B07SM57VH2, B07SM55BVT, B07SM4MLJR, B07SM47SRJ, B07SM47H8R, B07SL3W8BD, B07SL3W5Z1, B07SL3W5YV, B07SL3VKZW, B07SL3VKGD, B07SL364T3, B07SL3545C, B07SL2YCK9, B07SL2T8H9, B07SL2G96W, B07SL2G96T, B07SL2G96S, B07SL1X2MX, B07SL1HPC6, B07SK1LV2X, B07SK1LQ6X, B07SK1L8V9, B07SJZZJVY, B07SJZNN5N, B07SJZMPP8, B07SJZB22M, B07SJYPDQ8, B07SJYNF4T, B07SJYMWLW, B07SJYDDT1, B07SJYB38S, B07SJY97PW, B07SJXTM7J, B07SJXSVK5, B07SQTWTB7, B07SQTFXV5, B07SPSXH3B, B07SPSKH84, B07SPRN5L4, B07SPCBCL3, B07SPC4FXM, B07SPB76XZ, B07SL1ZBFP, B07SJZLR1D, B07SJY8LFQ, B07SJXSKCB, B07SK13TG8, B07SQW68Z9, B07SQVMFQJ, B07SQVKG7P, B07SQVKG7L, B07SQTC3WZ, B07SQTBSDW, B07SPT9ZCT, B07SPSY775, B07SPSJHP3, B07SPSJHP1, B07SPS6X4L, B07SPRMV4W, B07SPRMHJK, B07SPR49G4, B07SPD77ZY, B07SPCJ3N3, B07SPCF96M, B07SPC8Q3F, B07SPBQZC1, B07SPBJMNS, B07SPBJCJ3, B07SPB9RL8, B07SPB92NP, B07SPB6VW9, B07SPB3F12, B07SP9LY4W, B07SNC2X3Z, B07SNC1P2X, B07SNBNZ7G, B07SNBFHC6, B07SNB76P1 and B07SQW59YW.

At the time of this announcement, the above-identified Go4Color’s listings were no longer available on Amazon.com.

KOPYA TEKNOLOJİ SAN VE TİC LTD ŞTİ

On December 4th, Canon announced that it had filed a Report Infringement Form with Amazon.com.tr based on the alleged use of claims 1 and 2 of the Turkish portion of Canon’s European Patent EP 1 977 289 (“EP ‘289”) regarding the cartridge model CC530A offered by KOPYA TEKNOLOJİ SAN VE TİC LTD ŞTİ under the ASIN (Amazon Standard Identification Number) B07HM4SZ28. Afterwards, Amazon took down the respective product.

This product is compatible with the OEM HP cartridge model and provides inter alia a non-OEM housing and a non-OEM force receiving device according to claim 1 of EP ‘289. Furthermore, it comprises an elastic portion according to claim 2 of EP ‘289.

In all of these cases, Canon noted that filing a Report Infringement Form with Amazon is a service offered by Amazon and doesn’t 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 vendors about the takedowns and the vendors may object to it.

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