Canon files complaints with Alibaba, JD Foundation Intellectual Property Protection Platform seeking removal of toner packs sold on Tmall,, that infringe its patents, including V4Ink brand

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TOKYO , October 11, 2023 (press release) –

Canon Inc. today announced the filing of complaints with Alibaba and JD Foundation Intellectual Property Protection Platform seeking the removal of certain product offerings from Tmall, and

In the complaints, Canon alleged that tonner packs sold under certain product offerings infringe Chinese Design Patent No. ZL202230121386.7. Specifically, the offerings identified by Canon are shown in the table below. Canon requested that Alibaba and JD Foundation remove these offerings from Tmall, and

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

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 and JD Foundation.

Canon engages in extensive research and development so that it can deliver innovative and valuable products to customers all over the world. Through its research and development efforts, Canon has obtained a large and robust portfolio of patents. In order to protect its many innovations, Canon enforces its patents against various toner cartridge designs that Canon believes infringe its patent rights.

Throughout the development, sales and marketing process, Canon respects the intellectual property of other companies and individuals and expects others to similarly respect Canon's intellectual property rights. Canon remains committed to pursuing legal enforcement against those who do not respect Canon's intellectual property.

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