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Rule 27Examination as to formal requirements of the Statement of defence and Counterclaim for revocation

1. The Registry shall, as soon as practicable after the lodging of the Statement of defence:

(a) examine whether the requirements of Rule 24(a) to (d) [1] have been complied with; and

(b) if the Statement of defence includes a Counterclaim for revocation, examine whether the requirements of Rule 25.1 (g) and (h) [2] , and the obligation to pay the fee pursuant to Rule 26 [3] has been complied with.

2. If the Registry considers that the Statement of defence or the Counterclaim for revocation does not comply with any of the requirements referred to in paragraph 1, it shall as soon as practicable invite the defendant to:

(a) correct the deficiencies noted, within 14 days of service of such notification; and

(b) where applicable, pay the fee for the Counterclaim for revocation, w
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[1-
The Statement of defence shall contain:
(a) the names of the defendant and of the defendant’s representative;
(b) postal and electronic addresses for service on the defendant and the names and addresses of the persons authorized to accept service;
(c) the action number of the file;
(d) an indication whether the defendant has lodged a Preliminary objection [Rule 19];

[2-
1. If the Statement of defence includes an assertion that the patent alleged to be infringed is invalid the Statement of defence shall include a Counterclaim against the proprietor of the patent for revocation of said patent in accordance with Rule 42. The Counterclaim for revocation shall contain:
(g) a list of the documents, including any witness statements, referred to in the Counterclaim for revocation together with any request that all or part of any such documents need not be translated and/or any request pursuant to Rule 262.1 or Rule 262A. Rule 13.2 and .3 shall apply mutatis mutandis; and
(h) insofar as the proprietor of the patent is not claimant in the infringement proceedings, the information required by Rule 13.1(b) and (d) in respect of said proprietor.

[3-
The defendant shall pay the fee for the Counterclaim for revocation in accordance with Part 6. Rule 15.2 shall apply -.