Chancery Division.

Jacob J.

Judgment delivered 21 March 1996.

Stamp duty – Rectification of Register of Patents – Whether unstamped documents could be relied on as defence to pending patent action – Stamp Act 1891, s. 5, 14(4), Patents Act 1977, s. 68.

  This was an application by the defendants (‘McDermotts’) in a patent action to rectify the Patents Register in order to raise a defence under s. 68 of the Patents Act 1977 to a financial claim for infringement by the plaintiffs (‘Stena’).

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