Sara Sparring

Contact Details

+46 761 761 976

Professional Experience

  • Founder Synch, 2014 –
  • Partner, Bird & Bird LLP, 2009-2014
  • Associate, Bird & Bird Advokat, 2002 – 2009
  • Legal Counsel, Phadia AB now Thermo Fisher (part time secondment), 2007-2008
  • Law clerk/assistant judge, District Court of Solna, 2000-2002
  • Trainee/associate, Wilow & Pethrus Advokatkollegiet, 1997-2000

Qualifications

  • Master of Laws (LL.M.), University of Stockholm 2000

Legal/Business Competence areas

  • Intellectual Property
  • Commercial
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Life Sciences industry
  • Licensing
  • Commercial Contracts

Languages

  • Swedish and English

Memberships

  • Swedish Bar Association, 2005
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • European Communities Trademark Association (ECTA) (member of the Anti-counterfeit committee)
  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
  • Swedish Association for the Protection of Industrial Property (SFIR)
  • Chairman of the Swedish Anti-Counterfeiting Group (SACG)

Rankings

“If you’re looking for a modern and tech-focused firm, Synch fits the bill. It memorises the business objectives of every client, analyses each potential risk and gives perceptive recommendations along with alternatives. Dedicated, detail oriented and customer centric, the pair deliver first-class work quickly and efficiently.” Sparring handles filings artfully and enjoys rolling up her sleeves to get stuck into anti-counterfeiting matters as the recently appointed SACG president.” WTR 1000 (2020)

“Synch assists a client roster of life sciences, digital tech and electronics companies with the full scope of IP commercialisation, prosecution and enforcement issues including copyright and patent litigation. Practice co-heads Nordmark and Sparring have expertise in rebranding and licensing strategies…Sparring is an impressive all-rounder in IP. She masters the full spectrum making her advice very business-oriented.” Legal 500 2020

“Technology-focused group, assisting clients with all stages of IP strategy, from registration and commercialisation to prosecution and enforcement. Areas of expertise include copyrights, trade marks and patent design. Often represents emerging tech entities and start-ups in a range of sectors and has several clients from the retail, digital business and life sciences industries. Reviews and negotiates IP licensing agreements for multinational companies. Sara Sparring is recognised for her work on commercial contracts and customer agreements, acting for tech start-ups and more established brands in the media and pharmaceutical sectors.” Chambers Global/Chambers Europe 2020 (IP)

“Sparring of Synch is praised by clients for her “very pragmatic approach” and “exceptional ability to understand matters quickly.” She has particular experience of life sciences topics relating to IP law, as well as assisting with commercial and co-operation agreements. She also represents clients in disputes relating to the marketing of pharma Products.” Chambers Europe 2018 (Life Sciences)

“The innovative firm has its own software developers in-house and recently launched a new free AI tool for checking GDPR compliance; it is doing everything in its power to enhance the value it offers to its patrons. […] Taking the reins is Sara Sparring, a life sciences doyenne who provides essential support to clients right across the product lifecycle.” IAM 1000 Patent (2019)