September 29, 2022
Canon Inc.

Canon's enforcement of its intellectual property right leads to the removal of toner cartridges, including cartridges sold by flagship shop of Goodream as "GOODREAM" brand, from Tmall

TOKYO, September 29, 2022—Canon Inc. today announced the filing of complaints with Alibaba Intellectual Property Protection Platform seeking the removal of certain product offerings from Tmall.

In the complaints, Canon alleged that cartridges sold under certain product offerings infringe Chinese Invention Patent No. ZL200880003520.0. Specifically, the offerings identified by Canon, which are shown in the table below. Canon requested that Alibaba remove these offerings from Tmall.

Brand Identified on Offering Model Seller Manufacturer Identified on Offering URL
好梦想 /
CE310A/CF350A, CE311A/CF351A, CE312A/CF352A, CE313A/CF353A 好梦想旗舰店 /
Flagship shop of Goodream
倍方 /
CE310A/CF350A, CE311A/CF351A, CE312A/CF352A, CE313A/CF353A Befon旗舰店 /
Flagship shop of Befon
金闻 /
CE310A/CF350A, CE311A/CF351A, CE312A/CF352A, CE313A/CF353A 金闻旗舰店 /
Flagship shop of Jinwensm

At the time of this announcement, the offerings identified in the complaints were no longer available on Tmall.

Accepting and handling an intellectual property right holder's complaint against acts of allegedly infringing upon its claimed intellectual property right is provided by Alibaba. Alibaba's decision to remove the allegedly infringing cartridge from Tmall is in the discretion of Alibaba and is based on the information provided by Canon. Alibaba's act of removing the product does not comprise any official finding of validity or infringement of a patent and the vendor to whom the takedown is made may object to it.

Canon respects the intellectual property rights of others and will continue to enforce its own intellectual property rights. Canon appreciates the support of Alibaba in protecting its intellectual property.