July 29, 2019
Canon Inc.

Canon's activities led to the removal of 1,153 listings from Amazon in Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom

TOKYO, July 29, 2019—Canon Inc. today announced that over approximately one year, it has used the Amazon Reporting Tool or letters of inquiry to successfully remove 1,153 ASINs from Amazon in Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom offering third-party laser toner cartridges from 141 vendors based on one or more of European Patent No. 2 087 407 and European Patent No. 1 977 289.

Canon respects the intellectual property rights of others and will continue to enforce its own intellectual property rights.

Country Number of removed ASINs
Germany 537
Italy 198
Spain 166
United Kingdom 252

  • The "Amazon Reporting Tool" is a service offered by Amazon and does not encompass any official finding of validity or infringement of a patent. Canon appreciates the support of Amazon in protecting its intellectual property.