October 17, 2018
Canon Inc.

Canon requests removal of toner cartridge offered by Nixim Europe from

TOKYO, October 17, 2018—Canon Inc. today announced the filing of a Report Infringement Form with Amazon Germany based on the alleged use of claim 1 and 25 of the German portion of Canon's European Patent EP 2 087 407 regarding the cartridge models "CE505A, CE505X, CF280A, CF280X" offered by Nixim Europe Limited (also known as TOP cartridge) under the ASINs (Amazon Standard Identification Numbers) B002VRH5ZI, B00BV9TUH8, B00BV9TV2M, B004WKKJLY. Afterwards, Amazon took down the respective products. These products are compatible with the OEM HP cartridge model CE505A, CE505X, CF280A, CF280X and provide inter alia a non-OEM coupling member, a non-OEM drum as well as a non-OEM housing. 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 vendor about the takedown and the vendor may object to it.