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Do I need a lawyer to represent me in contentious proceedings?



It is not mandatory for you to engage a lawyer and you may certainly represent yourself. However, contentious proceedings tend to be complex and are governed by strict formal pleading and evidential requirements. We therefore strongly recommend that you consider obtaining professional assistance, whether it be that of a suitably qualified agent or lawyer.

If you would like to seek preliminary advice on your rights before you decide on your next course of action, IPOS conducts weekly complimentary IP Legal Clinics for Singapore citizens/Permanent resident and Singapore registered businesses.

Alternatively, you may wish to use a free e-Adviser on GoBusiness IP Grow for recommendations on dispute resolution service providers that can meet your needs or view all dispute resolution service providers listed.

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