Canon Inc. During the third quarter of 2022, the company successfully removed a total of 1171 infringing listings using Amazon’s reporting tool in Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, France and the Netherlands. Question, or information letters. This follows a strong first quarter where Canon removed 628 listings from these platforms and 956 listings from the same sites during the second quarter of 2022.
As of June 2018, Canon has reportedly removed more than 29,000 third-party laser toner cartridge listings from these six European-based Amazon platforms that infringe the company’s European patents.
In contrast, Canon has since June 2018 removed 3,400 laser toner cartridge infringement listings from Amazon forums in the US, Canada and Mexico since June 2010. Of these, 92 listings were removed in the third quarter of this year.
Canon is one of the companies using Amazon’s various tools to fight infringing product listings around the world. The publication of Canon’s download data provides fascinating insight into the volume of counterfeit goods on Amazon and the consistency with which rights holders must track listings and take appropriate action. It will be interesting to see if Canon’s persistence as a deterrent and eventually reduces the number of details to breach toner cartridges.
“Canon respects the intellectual property rights of others and will continue to protect its own intellectual property rights.”