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Seiter IP Consultants LLP

​(Registration No. T13LL0229C)

105 Cecil Street, #22-00

The Octagon (Suite 2215),
Singapore 069534

+ 65 62219250

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Dharsan Seiter Law Corporation

(Registration No. 201720773H)

© 2019 by Seiter IP Consultants LLP. All Rights Reserved.

 

Kiran Dharsan Seiter

Kiran is an Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore and has many years of experience in managing trademark and design portfolios in all Asia-Pacific jurisdictions. Kiran has advised various domestic and international clients, from multi-national corporations to small-medium enterprises to start-ups, on a wide range of issues related to trademarks, designs, copyright and domain names in industries such as apparel and accessories, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, toys, sporting goods, wines and spirits, agricultural and dairy products, foods and beverages, electronic and computers, industrial equipment and machinery and personal care, health care, medical devices and services.

Her areas of expertise include advice on branding, trademark searches, filing and prosecution of trademarks and designs, trademark oppositions and cancellations, dispute resolution, negotiating co-existence agreements and trademark enforcement. She has exceptional know-how in working with trademark agents and counsels in all Southeast Asian countries.  

Kiran is a member of the Law Society of Singapore, the Singapore Academy of Law, the Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (ASME), the International Trademark Association (INTA), the European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA), serving on its Copyrights Committee. Kiran is a 2017 WIPR Leader (World Intellectual Property Review).

She is a Certified Practicing Management Consultant (PMC) with the Singapore Business Advisors and Consultants Counsel (SBACC), allowing her to prepare and draft proposals for local companies who seek financial assistance from the Governmental Organisations such as Spring Singapore and IE Singapore. 

 

  • English

  • Malay

  • Punjabi

  • Basic Chinese (Mandarin)

Accreditation
Managing Partner
Education

 

Bachelors of Law (LL.B (Honors),

University of London

 

  • Singapore, Advocate and Solicitor (Supreme Court of Singapore)

  • United Kingdom, Barrister-at-Law (the Honourable Society of Middle Temple)

Qualifications
Languages
"Where we differ is that we get to know each of our clients on a deeper level by investing time in learning more about the company, its aspirations, what they want to get out of their IP, and then discuss an appropriate strategy to achieve those goals.
 
Our size is our advantage. It allows us to keep costs down, devote individual attention to every client's needs and charge fixed fees such that we do not hold our clients hostage to billable hours."

 

  • Watching thrillers, medical and legal dramas /movies 

  • Travelling with her husband

  • Bonding with her teenage kids

  • Taking her dog for walks

Interests
Professional Affiliations & Appointments

 

  • Member, Singapore Law Society

  • Member, Singapore Academy of Law

  • Member, Association of Small Medium Enterprises (ASME), Singapore

  • Member, International Trademark Association (INTA)

  • Member, European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA) 

  • Member, WeConnect International

  • Member, Action Community for Entrepreneurs (ACE), Singapore

  • Certified Practising Management Consultant, Singapore Business Advisors and Consultants Counsel (SBACC) 

  • Vice-Chair, INTA Nontraditional Marks Committee (2014-2015)

  • Chair, Asia-Pacific Subcommittee of INTA Nontraditional Marks Committee (2012-2013)​

We're a diverse team with a unified goal, experienced and poised to help you secure your IP rights efficiently and effectively.

 

Marni Hj. Afandi

"We know Southeast Asia because it is our backyard, we understand the distinct IP systems and have strong ties to local agents in the region.
 
Our team possesses the right knowledge, skills, experience and capabilities in managing the trademark and IP portfolios throughout Southeast Asia."

As the Trademark Manager of the firm, and a Partner as of 1 January 2018, Marni oversees its operations and manages the trademark and design portfolios of our clients domestically and internationally. She has been working in the IP industry for over 24 years, having worked her way up from a secretarial role when she first began her career to her managerial role today.

​Over the years, Marni has seen many changes in the trademark and design laws and practices of Singapore as well as the other ASEAN countries. She has an exceptional grasp of procedural matters in each jurisdiction and has a wealth of experience in this field. She is service-oriented and efficient, a quality our clients appreciate. 

​Her areas of expertise include filing trademark and design applications, trademark prosecution, liaising and communicating with our local counsels within the region, preparing and drafting reports for contentious matters such as oppositions, cancellations, and invalidations. She is also responsible for training the firm's paralegals and administrative staff.

Prior to joining us, Marni worked at a Singapore IP boutique firm for over 10 years. Marni is a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA).​​​

Partner & Trademark Manager
Education
Qualifications
Languages

The Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education (Advanced level) 

 

24 years' experience in  the Trademark and IP industry

 

  • English

  • ​Malay

Interests
  • Weekend outings with the family

  • Quiet chats with her husband

  • Evening walks to relax

  • Avid gamer on weekends

 

Galina Ivanova

Trademark Paralegal
Education
Qualifications
Languages
Interests
"IP laws and systems in Southeast Asia are so diverse that it becomes a real challenge for some companies to effectively manage their IP portfolio.
We pride ourselves in being a small firm because our size gives us the advantage of committing highly competitive fees to our clients, without compromising our service standards."

As the Trademark Paralegal of the firm, Galina is involved in the day-to-day management of the firm's trademark and other IP matters of our domestic and international clients. Galina joined us in 2016 and since then, she has become very knowledgeable in trademark procedures and processes of various countries.  

​Her areas of expertise include filing trademark and design applications, trademark prosecution, liaising and communicating with our local counsels within the region, preparing and drafting reports for contentious matters such as oppositions, cancellations and invalidations. She is also responsible for training the firm's paralegals and administrative staff.

3 years' experience in  the Trademark and IP industry​

  • Blagoveschensk Pedagogical University (Majoring in English and Chinese Languages)

  • Currently completing LLB at University of London International Programs ​​

  • Playing tennis on weekends

  • Taking care of the kids

  • Travelling with her family

  • Learning new languages

 

  • English

  • Russian

  • Chinese (Mandarin)

 
Education
Qualifications
Languages
"We make it easy for you by providing centralised, pre-filing, filing, prosecution and post-grant services that will reduce your workload and simplify the process of filing and prosecuting trademarks as well as designs."
Business Development Executive

As the Business Development Executive of the firm, Shi Hui is often the first point of contact for potential new clients. She oversees the growth strategies of the firm, identifying new opportunities whilst managing relationships with existing clients. Shi Hui brings with her over a decade of experience in marketing and retail, with roles in sales, operations, and management.
 
​Her areas of expertise include developing business plans and strategies, researching new areas of growth, negotiating with stakeholders and keeping up-to-date with industry trends locally and internationally. 

​Wong Shi Hui 

 

Bachelor’s Degree in Business (Marketing), Nanyang Technological University

 

13 years' experience in marketing and retail

  • ​​English

  • Chinese (Mandarin)

Interests

  • ​​Reading

  • Travelling with her husband

  • Family bonding on weekends