TOKYO, October 6, 2022—In April 2022, Canon filed a lawsuit in america District Court docket for the Northern District of Illinois in opposition to 52 sellers who promote counterfeit Canon merchandise (digital camera batteries, inkjet printer printheads, and so on.) on U.S. e-commerce web sites, alleging infringement of Canon’s trademark rights.
After the graduation of the lawsuit, about half of the defendants acknowledged the validity and enforceability of Canon’s logos and agreed to instantly stop and desist from promoting counterfeit merchandise. The remaining defendants didn’t contest Canon’s claims in court docket, and in September, 2022, the court docket issued a judgment ordering them to stop the infringing acts, ruling in favor of Canon.
Gross sales within the world e-commerce market have elevated considerably, partly because of the unfold of COVID-19, and counterfeit items are steadily trafficked by way of cross-border e-commerce. The lawsuit is a countermeasure to this case and was filed directly in opposition to a number of non-U.S. retailers promoting counterfeit items on U.S. e-commerce web sites.
Counterfeit merchandise are damaging to the model. They can’t be neglected as a result of they’ll trigger financial losses corresponding to malfunctions and high quality defects, and even pose the danger of bodily hurt to our clients who bought merchandise with belief within the Canon model. Canon will proceed to take strict motion to eradicate counterfeits.
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