August 31, 2020
Canon Inc.

Canon requests removal of toner cartridges offered by MAGPIE OFFICE SOLUTIONS LTD via Amazon

TOKYO, August 31, 2020—Canon announces today that it filed Report Infringement Forms with,, and based on the alleged use of claims 1 and 2 of the German, UK and Italian portion of Canon's European Patent EP 1 977 289 ("EP '289") regarding certain models of toner cartridges offered by MAGPIE OFFICE SOLUTIONS LTD under the following ASINs (Amazon Standard Identification Numbers).

CountryCartridge modelASIN
ItalyCE320A, CE321A, CE322A and CE323AB07D4DZXTC
UKCE320A, CE321A, CE322A and CE323AB07D4DZXTC
GermanyCE320A, CE321A, CE322A and CE323AB07D4DZXTC

Afterwards, Amazon took down the respective products. These products are compatible with the OEM HP cartridge models and provide inter alia a non-OEM housing and a non-OEM force receiving device according to claim 1 of EP '289. Furthermore, they comprise an elastic portion according to claim 2 of EP '289.

Filing a Report Infringement Form with Amazon is a service offered by Amazon and doesn't comprise any official finding of validity or infringement of a patent. The decision to take down a product is in the discretion of Amazon and is based on information provided by Canon. Amazon informed the vendor about the takedown and the vendor may object to it.