Canon Prevails in Patent Lawsuit with Default Judgment

Canon announced the High Court of Justice of England and Wales issued default judgment on 22 January 2015 against the defendants, European Cartridge Warehouse Limited (ECW) and Printer Supplies Technology Limited (PST) in a lawsuit claiming infringement of Canon’s European Patent No. 2,087,407 by, inter alia, the importation and sale of certain toner cartridges for use in various models of Hewlett-Packard laser beam printers.

Based on the default judgment, the Court granted remedies including an injunction forbidding ECW and PST from selling the toner cartridges, which were the subject of the legal proceedings, and has ordered ECW and PST to either deliver or destroy any of the said cartridges in their possession, custody and control.

Throughout the development, sales and marketing process, Canon states it respects the intellectual property rights of other companies and individuals and expects others to do the same. Canon remains committed to taking legal action against anyone who does not respect Canon’s intellectual property rights.


In December 2014, Canon’s Patent No. 2,087,407 was also involved in another lawsuit against “Armor SA”, “Artech GmbH”, “Pelikan GmbH & Co. KG” and other Pelikan subsidiaries.

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