TOKYO, October 9, 2019—Canon Inc. today announced that the District Court Düsseldorf granted a preliminary injunction against Venue Design & Consulting SRL-D, trading under "Ecoink," as well as against its managing director. 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 Venue Design & Consulting SRL-D from offering and distributing laser toner cartridges comprising a drum unit with a certain coupling member via, for example, www.amazon.de. The infringing cartridges can replace the OEM cartridge models "HP CF280A," "HP CE505A" and "HP CE255X," which are compatible with HP laser beam printers.
Defendants have the option to file an objection against the preliminary injunction. However, as service on Defendants was effected, Canon can enforce this decision.