August 31, 2016
Canon Inc.

Canon announces the filing of legal actions for patent infringement in Italy

TOKYO, August 31, 2016—Canon Inc. today announced the filing of a request for a preliminary injunction and seizure of infringing products as well as the filing of a patent infringement complaint against J&H Greentech & Trading Ltd., dealing under "Prestige Cartridge," at the Court of Rome in Italy. Both legal actions are based on the claimed infringement of the Italian portion of Canon's European patent 2 087 407 by, inter alia, the offer and sale of certain toner cartridges for use in various models of Canon and Hewlett-Packard laser beam printers. Canon is, inter alia, seeking injunctive relief and damages.

Throughout the development, sales and marketing process, Canon 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.