News Release

May 11, 2023

Canon Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Canon and Amazon file a joint trademark infringement lawsuit in the U.S.

TOKYO, May 11, 2023—Canon Inc. and Canon U.S.A., Inc. together with, Inc., and Services LLC jointly filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington against 29 selling accounts which sold camera batteries and chargers in the Amazon store in the U.S., alleging infringement of Canon's trademark rights.

Canon aggressively pursues counterfeiters in the United States and around the world to protect its customers from fake and potentially unsafe products, which unlawfully use the Canon name, as well as to protect the value, trusted reputation, and loyalty that the Canon brand has acquired over decades in producing high-quality, safe, and reliable products. Sales of counterfeit goods on e-commerce websites are increasing in proportion to the growth of the e-commerce market, and Canon and Amazon are collaborating in fighting against counterfeiters and protecting both of our customers. This joint lawsuit was filed as a part of our collaboration.

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