October 22, 2020
Canon Inc.

Canon obtains Preliminary Injunction against Zhuhai Yize E-Commerce Co. Ltd and its Managing Director

TOKYO, October 22, 2020—Canon Inc. today announced that the District Court Düsseldorf granted a preliminary injunction against Zhuhai Yize E-Commerce Co. Ltd, trading on Amazon as "Pure-color", as well as against its managing director. The decision has already been served on Defendants in China. The preliminary injunction is based on the infringement of the German portion of Canon's European patent EP 1 977 289 B1 relating to a process cartridge. The preliminary injunction, which can be appealed, enjoins Zhuhai Yize E-Commerce Co. Ltd and its managing director from offering and distributing certain laser toner cartridges, via, e.g., The infringing embodiment includes a developing unit moveable relative to the drum unit when receiving force via a force receiving device. The cartridges at issue can replace the OEM cartridge models HP CC530A, HP CC531A, HP CC532A, HP CC533A, HP CF380A, HP CF381A, HP CF382A, HP CF383A, HP CE410X, HP CE411A, HP CE412A and HP CE413A, which are compatible with HP laser beam printers.