Latest figures revealed in The Recycler – the trade magazine for the toner and inkjet remanufacturing industry – show that Canon has had a busy 12 months in pursuing companies selling products on Amazon which they believe have infringed their patents.
The Recycler reports that Canon has successfully removed 1,153 product lines being offered by 141 different vendors across Europe, including more than 250 from Amazon UK.
Commenting on these latest revelations, Print-Rite Europe’s General Manager – Sales & Marketing UK, Jason Doran, said: “OEM patent infringements have become increasingly serious and costly for the resellers involved. Major brands and the owners of their patents are now routinely serving ‘cease and desist’ orders on distributors and resellers in Europe who are selling products that infringe their patents.
“Print-Rite customers have always enjoyed complete peace of mind when it comes to the patent safety of our products and this commitment will remain at the heart of our offering going forward.”
Print Rite employs 15 in-house patent lawyers and over 200 patent design engineers to ensure that their products do not infringe OEM patents and to ensure that their customers stay out of the OEM cross hairs. See the full story in The Recycler here