April 13, 2021
Canon Inc.

Canon requests removal of toner cartridges offered by GOLDAN COLOR S.L.U. from

TOKYO, April 13, 2021—Canon Inc. today announced the filing of Report Infringement Forms with Amazon ES based on the alleged use of claims 1 and 2 of the Spanish portion of Canon's European Patent EP 1 977 289 ("EP '289") regarding the cartridge models CC530A, CC531A, CC532A, CC533A, CF380X, CF381A, CF382A and CF383A offered by GOLDAN COLOR S.L.U. under the ASINs (Amazon Standard Identification Numbers) B072V62GQR and B01LZ6LO3B. 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 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.