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Murgiana Haq is the Managing Partner of hslegal LLP. She is an Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court, Singapore and a Registered Patents Agent. Her principal area of practice is in Intellectual Property law.
Murgiana has had an illustrious career in intellectual property matters since 1974. She was at the forefront of many intellectual property developments in Singapore where she played a key role. She was the first President of Asian Patent Attorneys Association–Singapore Group and served on the main Group Council as a Councillor and Vice-President. She was instrumental in setting up the ASEAN Intellectual Property Association on which she served as President. She was the first Chair of the Women Business Lawyer’s Committee of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association.
She served on Singapore’s Franchise Advisory Committee during its formative years. She was an Advisory Committee Member of the National Patents and Innovation Centre and served on the Advisory Board of the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Development Committee ,which was formed to promote entrepreneurship and innovation.
Murgiana was very active in promoting education and training in intellectual property and assisted in the development of the SEAD Course of FICPI. She served as the Chair for the ASEAN Sub-Committee of INTA from 2002 to 2004. She also served on the Patents Examination Board for many years.
Murgiana is ever willing to break new ground in her work. In the early 1970s, she obtained the first IP-related Anton Pillar Order in Singapore from the High Court. She also acted successfully in the first copyright case involving software in Singapore. She also took on the first referral to the Copyright Tribunal in Singapore. Murgiana has been nominated as a leading IP lawyer for Singapore in several publications such as Asia Law Profiles , Legal 500 and Experts Guide on Leading IP Lawyers. She was nominated a top lawyer in IP in Singapore by IP Asia.
She served as Chair of the Intellectual Property Committee of The Law Society of Singapore for many years and is a Panellist on the Domain Name Disputes Resolution Board. She sits on the Patents Examination Board for Singapore Patent Agents Qualifying Examination.
Murgiana is also a Notary Public.
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Tasneem is a partner of hslegal LLP. She is an Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court, Singapore and was called to the Bar of England and Wales (Middle Temple). Tasneem graduated from Keele University with an LLB (Hons) in Law and International Politics. Her principal area of practice is Intellectual Property law.
Tasneem specialises in both contentious and non-contentious intellectual property matters including advising on intellectual property protection strategies, filing, prosecution, exploitation and enforcement of intellectual property rights. In particular, Tasneem has substantial expertise in trade mark dispute matters and has acted for a number of well-known companies. Prior to joining hslegal LLP, she was a senior lawyer in a leading firm in London where she specialised in trademark and brand protection.
Tasneem advises a wide range of clients including statutory bodies, internet and IT related companies, pharmaceutical companies, entertainment, sports and games companies, fashion houses, cosmetics, health care products and food and beverage companies.
Tasneem is a member of Marques, a European brand owner's Association, the Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA) and the International Trade Mark Association (INTA).
Tasneem serves on the Law Society of Singapore's Intellectual Property Committee and the INTA sub-Committee for non-traditional trade marks.
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Ferzana Haq is a partner of hslegal LLP. She is an Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court, Singapore and a solicitor of England and Wales. Ferzana graduated from Oxford University with a BA and MA (Jurisprudence). Her principal areas of practice are corporate law, Islamic finance, as well as intellectual property.
Ferzana started her career advising on corporate and commercial matters at a magic circle firm in London. She subsequently worked for international law firms in London, Dubai and Singapore where she specialised in debt capital markets and Islamic finance.
Ferzana advises financial institutions, corporates, Islamic funds, sovereign, quasi sovereign entities and corporate trustees on a wide range of capital markets and Islamic finance transactions. Ferzana has developed a strong reputation in the Islamic finance market and was voted a leading Islamic Finance Lawyer by Islamic Finance News and was cited in the Chambers and Partners Asia Pacific Directory for her Islamic finance capabilities. She is also a regular speaker at Islamic finance conferences in the region and was a guest lecturer on Islamic Finance at the National University of Singapore Law School.
In addition, Ferzana works on intellectual property matters, including patents, copyright, trademarks and specialized commercial agreements. She also advises corporates and small to medium enterprises on a range of matters involving in setting up a business, including corporate and commercial matters and protection of their intellectual property rights.
Ferzana serves on the Law Society of Singapore’s Muslim Law Practice Committee. She also volunteers her time to advise social enterprises and charities on corporate matters, such as company incorporation and review of commercial agreements.
Cindy is the Manager of the firm and is responsible for administration, human resource and accounts. She has extensive experience in due diligence searches for trademarks and designs, and assists with applications. Cindy ensures the efficient day-to-day running of the practice.
Adelaine is a Patents Executive. She manages patent filings and patent prosecution work in Singapore and various jurisdictions. Adelaine is also responsible for monitoring and managing large patent portfolios of the firm’s clients.
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Aishah assists with new trademark applications, searches and post registration matters and provides general administrative support for the firm’s trademark portfolio.
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Nur Waheezah (WY) manages the firm’s trademark and patent renewals and also assists with post registration matters and trademark applications.