Kiran Dharsan Seiter
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I am the Managing Partner of Seiter IP Consultants, LLP, with many years of experience in dealing with trademark, design and other IP matters in all Asia-Pacific jurisdictions. I have exceptional know-how in dealing with trademark agents and counsels in various South East Asian countries, the UK and other European jurisdictions, as well as the US and Latin America. I am admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of Singapore and a member of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple, one of the four Inns of Court in the UK. I am also a Partner and Foreign Law Consultant of Seiter Legal Studio (, a boutique Intellectual Property law firm based in Santa Monica, California, focusing on trademarks, copyright, Internet and domain name matters in the US and Latin America. I am an active member of the International Trademark Association (INTA), as the Vice Chair of its Non-Traditional Marks Committee, and is also a member of the European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA) and the Inter-American Association of Intellectual Property / Asociación Interamericana de la Propiedad Intelectual (ASIPI), serving on its Non-Traditional Marks Committee.

The cost of litigation: Is it worth it?
Business,Business Advice,Intellectual Property

Reading Time: 4 minutesWith globalization, more and more small to medium sized companies (“SMEs”) in developing companies have proven to be worthy opponents to the larger, more established MNCs (“multi-national corporations”). How so? With the spirit of entrepreneurship, these SMEs are now producing similar goods and services at much lower costs than those offered by the MNCs. From […]

Commentary: Trade Marks in Singapore [Samsonite IP Holdings Sarl v An Sheng Trading Pte Ltd [2017] SGHC 18 ]
Business,Business Advice,Intellectual Property,Legal Updates

Reading Time: 5 minutesMost trade mark owners get frustrated when, legally, it is not possible to stop a parallel importer from importing and selling genuine goods in Singapore. Parallel importers are protected by the defence of exhaustion of rights under section 29(1) of the Trade Marks Act (“TMA”). Earlier this year, a case dealing with this very issue […]