TOKYO, December 7, 2018—Canon Inc. today announced that the District Court Düsseldorf granted a preliminary injunction against Idem Rebuilding Di Carbonara Giuseppe, trading as "Universocartuccia". The preliminary injunction is based on the infringement of the German portion of Canon's European patent EP 2 087 407 relating to a drum unit and a process cartridge. The preliminary injunction, which is not final and can be appealed, enjoins Idem Rebuilding Di Carbonara Giuseppe from offering and distributing laser toner cartridges comprising a drum unit with a certain coupling member, e.g. via www.amazon.de. The infringing cartridges can replace the OEM cartridge models HP CE505A, HP CE505X, HP CF280A and HP CF280X, which are compatible with HP laser beam printers.