August 31, 2020
Canon Inc.

Canon requests removal of toner cartridges offered by Photo Paper Direct Ltd. from

TOKYO, August 31, 2020—Canon Inc. today announced the filing of Report Infringement Forms with Amazon UK based on the alleged use of claims 1 and 2 of the UK portion of Canon's European Patent EP 1 977 289 ("EP '289") regarding the cartridge models CC530A, CC531A and CB540A offered by Photo Paper Direct Ltd. under the ASINs (Amazon Standard Identification Numbers) B002RDYJGO, B002RDV52U and B002FKLINQ. Afterwards, Amazon took down the respective products. These products are compatible with the above OEM HP cartridge models CC530A, CC531A, CB540A 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 does not 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.