February 7, 2019
Canon Inc.

Canon obtains Preliminary Injunction against Nixim Europe Limited, trading as "Top Cartridge," and its Managing Directors

TOKYO, February 7, 2019—Canon Inc. today announced that the District Court Düsseldorf granted a preliminary injunction against Nixim Europe Limited, trading as "Top Cartridge," as well as against its managing directors. 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 Nixim Europe Limited from offering and distributing laser toner cartridges comprising a drum unit with a certain coupling member via, for example, 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.