This follows a patent infringement suite filed in Germany.
Canon press release:
TOKYO, May 29, 2014—Canon today announced the filing of a patent infringement suit in France before the Paris First Instance Court against Zephyr SAS, whose trade name is Green Eco, and the Hong-Kong and Chinese companies that both use the name Aster Graphics Company Limited, for infringement of Canon’s European Patent (FR) number 2 087 407 by, inter alia, the importation, offer and sale of certain toner cartridges for use in various models of Hewlett-Packard laser beam printers. Canon is seeking injunctive relief and damages.
Throughout the development, sales and marketing process, Canon respects the intellectual property rights of other companies and individuals and expects others to do the same. Canon remains committed to taking legal action against anyone who does not respect Canon’s intellectual property rights.