December 10, 2020
Canon Inc.

Canon requests removal of toner cartridges offered by YulinshiHengshanquQimingEryuandian via Amazon

TOKYO, December 10, 2020—Canon announced today that it filed Report Infringement Forms with,, and based on the alleged use of claims 1 and 2 of the German, UK, Italian and Spanish portion of Canon's European Patent EP 1 977 289 ("EP '289") regarding certain models of toner cartridges offered by YulinshiHengshanquQimingEryuandian under the following ASINs (Amazon Standard Identification Numbers).

CountryCartridge modelASIN
GermanyCB540A, CB541A, CB542A, CB543A, CC530A, CC531A, CC532A, CC533AB07Y3B4P98, B0823RNVGR, B08112C7J4, B07XPNCS1T, B0823S98PB, B08111VK1H, B07XJTC3JK, B0823RH9QY, B0811BTYFL, B07XKZD3MW, B0823RG7Y9, B08119Q8HM, B07XJTQ7TF, B0823RQV9Q, B0811B661F, B07XKZ613X, B07ZWJ3L1D, B08228J2D2, B07XQ222S3, B07ZWDDZXB, B07XPTCX1R, B08228PVTQ, B07XQCN1CS, B08228RQD4, B07ZWFLMG7, B07ZWMQ4YD, B07XPVBTSP, B08228M2Y6, B07ZWJZVSJ, B0822865FL, B07XKY8DG4
UKCB540A, CB541A, CB542A, CB543AB07Y3B4P98
ItalyCB540A, CB541A, CB542A, CB543AB07Y3B4P98
SpainCB540A, CB541A, CB542A, CB543AB07Y3B4P98

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.