Canon Reports on the Hundreds of Toner Cartridges Removed from Amazon

Canon Inc. of Tokyo, Japan, today reported on the hundreds of third-party toner cartridges it’s had removed from the Amazon e-commerce website using Amazon’s Reporting Tool that enables OEMs to request products that allegedly infringe on their patent be removed from Amazon websites.

Australia

Canon reported that in about the fourth quarter of 2019, it used the Amazon Reporting Tool and/or letters of inquiry to successfully remove 80 listings from Amazon in Australia.

Since September 2019, the total number of listings removed is 88. The listings offered third-party laser toner cartridges which Canon believes infringe on one or more of its Australian Patent Nos. 2014208277 and 2007205464.

Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, France and Turkey

Canon reported that in the fourth quarter of 2019, it used the Amazon Reporting Tool, letters of inquiry, and/or information letters to successfully remove 243 listings from Amazon in Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, France and Turkey.

Since June 2018, the total number of listings removed is 4,087. The listings offered third-party laser toner cartridges from vendors which Canon believes infringe on one or more of its European Patent No. 2 087 407 and European Patent No. 1 977 289.

Country Number of removed listings
Germany 49
Italy 27
Spain 34
United Kingdom 32
France 96
Turkey 5

Canada and the United States

Canon announced that in the fourth quarter of 2019, it used Amazon take-down procedures to report infringement based on 647 listings, all of which now have been removed from Amazon in Canada and the United States of America. Since June 2018, the total number of listings removed is 1169

*. The listings offered third-party laser toner cartridges from vendors which Canon believes infringe on one or more of its U.S. Patent No. 8,280,278, U.S. Patent No. 8,630,564, U.S. Patent No. 8,682,215, U.S. Patent No. 8,688,008, U.S. Patent No. 8,676,090, U.S. Patent No. 8,588,646, U.S. Pat. No. 9,581,958, Canadian Patent No. 2,635,791 and Canadian Patent No. 2,910,527.

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