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Rule 35Closure of the written procedure

Following the exchange of written pleadings in accordance with Rule 12.1 [1] and, where applicable, in accordance with Rule 12.2 to .4 [[-
2. The Statement of defence may include a Counterclaim for revocation [Rule 25.1].
3. If a Counterclaim for revocation is lodged:
(a) the claimant and any proprietor who becomes a party pursuant to Rule 25.2 (hereinafter in this Rule 12 and Rules 29 to 32, “the proprietor”) shall lodge a Defence to the Counterclaim for revocation [Rule 29(a)], which may include an Application to amend the patent by the proprietor [Rule 30];
(a) the defendant may lodge a Reply to the Defence to the Counterclaim [Rule 29(d)]; and
(b) the claimant and
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1. The written procedure shall consist of:
(a) the lodging of a Statement of claim (by the claimant) [Rule 13];
(b) the lodging of a Statement of defence (by the defendant) [Rules 23 and 24]; and, optionally
(c) the lodging of a Reply to the Statement of defence (by the claimant) [Rule 29(b)]; and
(d) the lodging of a Rejoinder to the Reply (by the defendant) [Rule 29(c)]