June 16, 2021
Canon Inc.

Canon requests removal of toner cartridges offered by Plumeria Ecom via Amazon

TOKYO, June 16, 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 UK and Spanish portions of Canon's European Patent EP 1 977 289 ("EP '289") regarding certain models of toner cartridges offered by Plumeria Ecom under the following ASINs (Amazon Standard Identification Numbers).

Country Cartridge model ASIN
UK CE320A, CE321A, CE322A, CE323A B07X5NMF39
Spain CE320A, CE321A, CE322A, CE323A B07X5NMF39

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.