TOKYO, March 22, 2019—Canon Inc. today announced that the District Court Düsseldorf granted a preliminary injunction against Matthias Böhne, doing business as "B + S EDV-Zubehör" and "pripa." 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 enjoins Matthias Böhne from offering and distributing laser toner cartridges comprising a drum unit with a certain coupling member, via, for example, www.amazon.de and www.pripa.de. The infringing cartridges can replace the OEM cartridge model HP CE505A which is compatible with HP laser beam printers. Furthermore, the preliminary injunction contains a claim for sequestration so the infringing cartridges have been handed over to a bailiff until the matter is finally solved.
The Defendant has the option to file an objection against the preliminary injunction. However, as service on the Defendant was effected, Canon can enforce this decision.