Canon Resumes Amazon Toner Take-Downs

Canon Inc. today announced that it’s resumed removing third-party toner cartridges from the Amazon ecommerce website.

Maria Carmen García Fornet

The firm reported that it’s filed Report Infringement Forms with Amazon ES based on the alleged use of claims 1 and 2 of the Spanish portion of Canon’s European Patent EP 1 977 289 (“EP ‘289”) regarding the toner-cartridge models CE410X, CE411A, CE412A, CE413A, CF380X, CF381A, CF382A and CF383A offered by Maria Carmen García Fornet under the ASINs (Amazon Standard Identification Numbers) B07T1PGVHZ and B07SZLZMB1.

Afterwards, Amazon took down the products. These products are compatible with the OEM HP 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.

HST Handels GmbH

Canon also filed Report Infringement Forms with Amazon.de based on the alleged use of claims 1 and 2 of the German portion of Canon’s European Patent EP 1 977 289 (“EP ‘289”) regarding the toner cartridge models CC530A, CC531A, CC532A, CC533A, CE320A, CE321A, CE322A and CE323A offered by HST Handels GmbH under the ASINs (Amazon Standard Identification Numbers) B005W6TLTI and B00BHZPYSK. Afterwards, Amazon took down the respective products.

These products are compatible with the OEM HP cartridge models CC530A, CC531A, CC532A, CC533A, CE320A, CE321A, CE322A, CE323A 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.

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 vendors about the takedown and the vendors may object to it.

More Resources

Advertisements
%d bloggers like this: