May 24, 2021
Canon Inc.

Canon requests removal of toner cartridges offered by Regard Informatique via Amazon

TOKYO, May 24, 2021—Canon Inc. today announced that it filed Report Infringement Forms with, and based on the alleged use of claims 1 and 2 of the German, Italian and Spanish portions of Canon's European Patent EP 1 977 289 ("EP '289") regarding certain models of toner cartridges offered by Regard Informatique under the following ASINs (Amazon Standard Identification Numbers).

Country Cartridge model ASIN
Germany CC530A, CC531A, CC532A, CC533A B07Q1JXCF9
Spain CC531A, CC532A B07PVPM1DB, B07PYX2C26
Italy CC530A, CC531A, CC532A, CC533A B07Q1JXCF9

Afterwards, Amazon took down the respective products. These products are compatible with the above-identified 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.