Canon actions lead to successful removal of 1,171 listings for third-party laser toner cartridges from Amazon in Germany, Italy, Spain, UK, France, The Netherlands; Canon believes vendors infringed its European patents

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TOKYO , October 18, 2022 (press release) –

Canon Inc. today announced that in the third quarter of 2022, it has used the Amazon Reporting Tool*, letters of inquiry and/or information letters to successfully remove 1,171 listings** from Amazon in Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, France and The Netherlands. Since June 2018, the total number of listings removed from Amazon in Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, France and The Netherlands is 29,061**. The listings offered third-party laser toner cartridges from vendors that Canon believes infringed one or more of European Patent No. 2 087 407, European Patent No. 2 137 577, European Patent No. 1 977 289, European Patent No. 3 470 931 and European Patent No. 3 270 230.

Canon respects the intellectual property rights of others and will continue to enforce its own intellectual property rights.

Country Number of removed listings
Germany 233
Italy 214
Spain 186
United Kingdom 227
France 218
The Netherlands 93
  • *The "Amazon Reporting Tool" is a service offered by Amazon and does not encompass any official finding of validity or infringement of a patent. Canon appreciates the support of Amazon in protecting its intellectual property.
  • **The number of removed listings is the sum of the number of removed listings in each country.

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