Canon's activities lead to removal of 872 Amazon listings of third-party laser printer toner cartridges from vendors in Germany, Italy, Spain, UK, France, Netherlands, Sweden, Poland, Belgium that infringed one or more of its European patents

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TOKYO , January 25, 2024 (press release) –

Canon Inc. today announced that in the fourth quarter of 2023, it has used the Amazon reporting tool*, letters of inquiry and/or information letters to successfully remove 872 listings** from Amazon in Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands, Sweden, Poland and Belgium***. Since June 2018, the total number of listings removed from Amazon in Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands, Sweden, Poland and Belgium is 33,374**. The listings offered third-party laser printer 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.

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    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.

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    The number of removed listings is the sum of the number of removed listings in each country.

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    Canon expanded its activities to Amazon in Sweden, Poland and Belgium in the second quarter of 2023.

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