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Rules of Procedure of the Unified Patent Court (RoP)

Rule 229 – Examination as to formal requirements of the Statement of appeal

  1. The Registry shall, as soon as practicable after the lodging of the Statement of appeal, examine whether the requirements of Rules 224.1 , 225 , 227 and 228 have been complied with.

  2. If the appellant has not complied with the requirements referred to in Rules 225 , 227 and 228 , the Registry shall invite the appellant to:

    • (a) correct the deficiencies within 14 days; and
      (b) where applicable, pay the fee for the appeal within 14 days.

    If the appellant has not met the requirement of paragraph 1 or if the applicant fails to correct the deficiencies or pay the fee the Registry shall inform the President of the Court of Appeal who shall reject the appeal as inadmissible by a decision by default. He may give the appellant an opportunity to be heard beforehand.


Status: 15th draft of 31st May 2013