Michael Thewlis

Michael Thewlis is a Paralegal at BomhardIP, where he handles all types of EUIPO proceedings as well as international registrations.

He did his undergraduate studies in Humanities at the University of Brighton followed by an LL.M. in Intellectual Property and Digital Innovation at the University of Alicante (Magister Lvcentinvs).

Before joining BomhardIP, Michael joined the Knowledge & Information Service (KIS) at the EUIPO Boards of Appeal as part of a one-year traineeship followed by a brief three-month spell covering a paternity leave at another law firm in Alicante.

In addition to his native English, Michael is fluent in Spanish and proficient in French.

In his free time, he enjoys traveling, going to concerts, playing tennis, and playing the piano/keyboard.


2019 – 2020: Alicante University, Spain – Magister Lvcentinvs, Master’s degree in Intellectual Property and Digital Innovation

2017: International House, Madrid, Spain – CELTA Certificate in teaching English as a foreign language

2013 – 2016: Brighton University, UK – Bachelor’s degree in Humanities

Work Experience

Since November, 2022: BomhardIP, Paralegal

January – March 2022: Zivko Mijatovic & Partners, Paralegal (Alicante, Spain)

September, 2020 – September, 2021: Pan-European Seal traineeship, EUIPO Board of Appeal, Knowledge and Information Service (KIS) (Alicante, Spain)