Canon Continues Removing Alternative Toner Cartridges from Amazon

Canon Inc. of Tokyo, Japan, announced today that, at its request, Amazon had removed a number of alternative, third-party toner cartridges from its ecommerce website.

LCYshop

Canon filed an infringement report with Amazon.com seeking the removal of Amazon.com listings for certain toner cartridges sold by LCYshop for use with HP laser  printers.

Canon’s infringement report alleged that certain model CE310A, CF350A, CF351A, CF352A and CF353A toner cartridges sold by LCYshop via Amazon.com infringed Canon’s U.S. Patent No. 8,688,008.

Canon requested that Amazon remove LCYshop’s listings for those products, namely, LCYshop’s listings with Amazon Standard Identification Numbers (“ASINs”) B08GG8W851, B08GG7WKCN, B08GG91GV9, B08GG9QZVZ, B08GG9RHH8, B08M45FN9R, B08M43XST8, B08M3DX3TK, B08M3LSY8R, B08M3D2ZTY, B08LQND3T3, B08LQNC3ZR, B08LQLVSPX, B08LQP8XXJ, B08LQP8XQ9, B0872NYCLD, B0872N5JP2, B0872MSQRN, B0872N5SF4, B0872MGHW5 and B0872MG5J2.

At the time of Canon’s announcement, these LCYshop’s listings were no longer available on Amazon.com.

HEHAIRIYONGPIN

Canon filed an infringement report with Amazon.com seeking the removal of Amazon.com listings for certain toner cartridges sold by HEHAIRIYONGPIN for use with HP laser printers.

Canon’s infringement report alleged that certain model CE310A, CF350A, CF351A, CF352A and CF353A toner cartridges sold by HEHAIRIYONGPIN via Amazon.com infringed Canon’s U.S. Patent No. 8,688,008.

Canon requested that Amazon remove HEHAIRIYONGPIN’s listings for those products, namely, HEHAIRIYONGPIN’s listings with Amazon Standard Identification Numbers (“ASINs”) B07SBXZDTG, B07S7SJMM4, B07S9WGYYH, B07S8S95NV, B07SBYN3MN, B07XX6BPHH, B07XX6DTJF, B07XX5VRKH, B07XX5QZXF, B07XX5F4RC, B07XJXX5FT, B07XL3B3GW, B07XJXX4BY, B07XQ7SWBY, B07XQ8QMTN, B07XGQS62P, B07XGQQK15, B07XGQRWS5, B07XKHCHRW, B07XMNPJRH, B07QJ57CPH, B07QDRTQGW, B07QFVYVLS, B07QJWPS1H, B07QFVZ6YX, B081JYPQQD, B081JZH9VB, B081JZ29RS, B081JZNLDN, B081JZDDTP and B07NMX14NB.

At the time of Canon’s announcement, these HEHAIRIYONGPIN’s listings were no longer available on Amazon.com.

GOLDAN COLOR S.L.U.

Canon filed of 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 cartridge models CC530A, CC531A, CC532A, CC533A, CF380X, CF381A, CF382A and CF383A offered by GOLDAN COLOR S.L.U. under the ASINs (Amazon Standard Identification Numbers) B072V62GQR and B01LZ6LO3B.

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.

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 take-downs and the vendors may object to it.

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