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16 years' experience in  the Trademark and IP industry

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Malay

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KIRANJIT K DHARSAN SEITER
MANAGING ATTORNEY

Kiran is the Managing Attorney of Seiter Legal Studio. She took over ownership of the firm after the passing of her beloved late husband, Bill. Admitted to practice in California and Singapore, Kiran has over 16 years of experience in the IP and trademark field. Specifically for the United States, she has over 8 years of experience in handling U.S. trademark cases. She gained a lot of her knowledge and experience about the U.S. trademark rules from Bill while working under his supervision and alongside him as his wife and partner. It is because of all she learned from Bill that she is able to manage and handle the firm’s portfolio of U.S. trademark cases today. As Managing Attorney, she also focuses her time on overseeing the operations of the firm, business development as well as client relationship management. 

 

Kiran is also the Managing Partner of Seiter IP Consultants LLP and Managing Director of Dharsan Seiter Law Corporation, both based in Singapore. 


She is a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA) and the European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA).

EDUCATION


Bachelors of Law (LL.B (Honors), University of London

ADMISSIONS

United States, State Bar of California

Singapore, Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court 

United Kingdom, Barrister-at-Law with the Honourable Society of Middle Temple

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS & APPOINTMENTS
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​TRADEMARK ASSOCIATE
ROBYN MORRIS

Robyn’s legal career began at the California Court of Appeals where she practiced juvenile dependency law. 

 

After a few years there,  her focus shifted to the private sector in business and corporate law, contracts, and intellectual property.  She has a variety of experience in transactional matters involving entertainment, real estate, landlord/tenant, policing trademarks, cease and desist, licensing, contracts, franchising, fine art, and branding.  ​
 

EDUCATION

 

Western State College of Law; Fullerton, CA- Juris Doctorate

Activities: Negotiations, Intellectual Property & Technology Committee 

 

California State University, Fullerton; Fullerton, CA - Bachelor of Arts English.   

ADMISSIONS

 

United States, State Bar of California

QUALIFICATIONS

1 years' experience in  the Trademark and IP industry

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English

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MARNI HJ. AFANDI
SENIOR TRADEMARK PORTFOLIO MANAGER

As the Senior Trademark Portfolio Manager of the firm, 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 7 years, having worked her way up from a secretarial role when she first began her career to her managerial role today.

​Her areas of expertise include filing trademark applications, trademark prosecution, liaising, communicating, 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.

EDUCATION

 

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

QUALIFICATIONS

 

26 years' experience in  the Trademark and IP industry 

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OLEKSANDRA GAIDUKOVA
​TRADEMARK ADMINISTRATOR

Oleksandra is a Trademark Administrator of the firm. She joined the firm in February 2019, having moved to California from Ukraine in 2018. 

​In Ukraine, she worked with the firm MSP International as a trademark search specialist and liaised with domestic clients regularly. In years of experience, Oleksandra worked with clients from Eastern European countries, in various specialized industries. Her strengths are multi-tasking, critical thinking, integrity, accuracy, problem-solving skills, and a positive attitude. 

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English

Russian

Ukrainian

EDUCATION

 

Volodymyr Dahl East Ukrainian National University, Master’s in international economics 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

5 years' experience in  the Trademark and IP industry 

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ALISHIA K.
BUSINESS CONSULTANT

Alishia is known for wearing many hats throughout her career, all of which have been deeply rooted in helping the people around her. She has a deep passion for business development and works in areas of pricing, sales, channel management, go-to-market strategy, commercial productivity, and business strategy. With over 13 years of working independently, Alishia is no stranger to the trials and tribulations of being a serial entrepreneur. She holds a good sense of market demand and quickly grasps the dynamics of any industry that lands on her desk. From creating strategies to move products or creating brands that remain competitive in their respective landscapes, no task is too great as she demonstrates the ability to get the job done whilst maintaining positive client experiences.

 

She has been part of the Seiter team since August 2020 and has contributed tremendously to the growth of the firm and its clients, with her innovative marketing and business development ideas.  Alishia is a great asset to the company.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Communications​, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology