Meet the Team

Michael Coyle

Senior Solicitor Advocate and Managing Director

Michael is the owner of The Trademarkroom and heads the team. As a Solicitor Advocate, he is one of a select group of legal experts qualified to represent clients as an advocate in the Higher Courts in England and Wales.

He holds a Master of Laws degree (LL.M) from Nottingham Trent University and is a guest lecturer at Southampton Solent University. He has also completed a teaching stint at the Academy of Music in Guildford where Michael taught copyright law.

Michael is highly regarded for his work in all areas of intellectual property law (including any matter relating to trade marks), litigation and company/commercial matters. He regularly advises on non-contentious issues including regulatory and statutory obligations and has been involved in many successful disputes, with a strong reputation for finding common sense and practical solutions for clients.

In 2017, Michael was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Law from Southampton Solent University for his contribution to the University and his continued support to its students.

Ellis Sweetenham

Senior Intellectual Property Law Consultant

After achieving a First Class LLB Law degree from Southampton Solent University in 2016, Ellis went on to complete an LPC LLM in Legal Practice in 2017 at the University of Law. Following her training, Ellis was admitted to the roll as a Solicitor in February 2019.

As part of her role as a Senior Intellectual Property Law Consultant, Ellis manages the team, and is there to advise all clients on any area of trade mark law. Ellis prides herself on her ability to act within her clients’ best interests at all times, pushing forward to assist them in ensuring their brand is fully protected. In addition to assisting Trademarkroom clients in protecting their brand, Ellis will also be on hand as part of her role as a Solicitor at sister company Lawdit Solicitors to assist with any contentious matters that may arise.

 

Anna Orchard

Intellectual Property Law Consultant

Anna graduated from Oxford Brookes University with an honours degree in Biological Sciences, before completing a Masters at Bournemouth University in Intellectual Property Law (patent and trade mark attorney route). She recently contributed to an AI Encyclopaedia, publishing the Legal Responses to Product Liability in Artificial Intelligent Enabled Goods and Services.

Anna works with the team at the Trademarkroom as an Intellectual Property Law Consultant and Trainee Trade Mark Attorney, helping clients protect their intellectual property by checking eligibility, advising and filing Trade Marks.