Email: kirsten [dot] coetzee [at]

  • Chartered Trade Mark Attorney
  • Intellectual Property Litigation Certificate
  • University of Dundee – M.A. (Hons) in Psychology
  • University of Glasgow – LL.B.
  • Queen Mary University of London – PGC Trade Mark Law and Practice
  • Nottingham Trent University – PGC Trade Mark Practice and Litigation

Kirsten joined the IP profession in 2012 and qualified as a trade mark attorney in 2015. Kirsten joined Scintilla in 2023 having previously worked for a number of private practice firms in the UK.

Trade Marks

Kirsten has a great deal of experience in both contentious and non-contentious trade mark matters including due diligence and IP audits, clearance searching and advice, trade mark fling and prosecution, oppositions, cancellations and infringement.  He advises clients of all sizes across a diverse range of sectors, including energy and renewables, oil and gas, financial services, sport and leisure, software, fashion, retail, and food and beverages.

Kirsten advises clients on the protection and enforcement of their trade mark rights both in the UK and globally.  Kirsten takes a pragmatic and commercially focussed approach when advising clients and explains complex matters in an easily understandable manner.


“Coetzee leverages his encyclopaedic knowledge of trademark law on filing and oppositions work, as well as on transactional and ownership issues. Clients call him “professional, trustworthy and quick off the mark.”
WTR 1000, 2022

“His broad practice straddles the contentious/non-contentious divide, while also encompassing transactional and ownership issues and design rights matters.”
WTR 1000, 2021