Canon Continues to Make Amazon Removal Requests rtmworld

Canon Continues to Make Amazon Removal Requests

Canon Continues to Make Amazon Removal Requests rtmworldCanon Continues to Make Amazon Removal Requests

Canon Inc. (Canon) has yet again filed infringement reports with Amazon regarding infringing printer cartridges sold in Canada, America and the European Union.

  • Canada: Canon has sought the removal of offending toner cartridges on being sold by StarTech Office Supplies in Canada.
    Canon’s infringement report alleged certain model CF210X, CF210A, CF211A, CF212A, CF213A, CC530A, CC531A, CC532A, CC533A, CE410X, CE410A, CE411A, CE412A, CE413A, CF380X, CF380A, CF381A, CF382A and CF383A toner cartridges sold by StarTech Office Supplies via infringed Canon’s Canadian Patent no. 2,635,791. Canon requested the removal of the corresponding listings for these products, having Amazon Standard Identification Numbers B01AUPLZVC, B01AUPM0QG, B01AUPM1E2, B07S42BXMB, B075ZVY7JX, B015FMWGYU, B072C3Y35G, B01AUPLZTE, B01AUPLX96, B01NB0Z9SL, B01EV13FWI, B01FVE0B26, B07BN9J19X, B01HNZIYF2, B07C34M65T, B010ENVA3I, B010ENVJLQ, B07KZT1WXQ, B076F4MM4B, B07NNW589W, B01JG241MA, B01EY5TAB6, B01EWL517O and B01EY606RC.
  • USA: Canon also filed an infringement report with seeking removal of certain toner cartridges sold by NEWYORKTONER for use in HP laser printers.
    Canon’s infringement report alleged that certain model CE410A, CE411A, CE412A and CE413A toner cartridges sold by NEWYORKTONER via infringed Canon’s U.S. Patent No. 8,588,646. Canon requested that Amazon remove NEWYORKTONER’s listings for those products, namely, NEWYORKTONER’s listings with Amazon Standard Identification Numbers (“ASINs”) B012YVKT26, B012YS1GLM, B012YSA758, B012YXCDPK, B012YS6P2C, B012YSYLBE, B012YTWBBA, B012YUB65G and B012YWJMHS. At the time of publishing this story, it is noted products sold under the above identified listings have already been removed from Amazon.
  • Europe: On the same day, Canon also filed infringement forms with, and based on the alleged use of claims 1 and 2 of the German, Italian and Spanish portions of Canon’s European Patent EP 1 977 289 (“EP ‘289”) regarding certain models of toner cartridges offered by yangquanshi chengquliupingshangdian Limited under the following ASINs (Amazon Standard Identification Numbers). Amazon has since taken down the respective 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.”



Canon Continues to Make Amazon Removal Requests rtmworldFiling 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 vendor about the takedown and the vendor may object to it.




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