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

“Famed for its innovative thinking, Synch is a “progressive and very business-friendly” outfit that provides cradle-to-grave brand support. […] Sparring straddles the contentious/non-contentious divide with verve. Filing a complex application before the SPRO and taking on an infringer in court are all in a day’s work for her.” WTR 1000 (2018)

“Synch’s Sparring and Leffler recently assisted Flexenclosure with the design protection aspects of its hybrid power system. They also provide ongoing advice to the client on its overall IP strategy and trade mark registrations.” Legal 500 2018

“Sparring receives praise from clients for her “hands-on” approach to advice and her ability to find “the right balance when employing commercial awareness together with her deep IP-specific knowledge.” Chambers Global/Chambers Europe 2018 (IP)

“Sara 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)

“Transactional endeavours are the firm’s bread and butter; it is a major negotiator of licensing agreements for the domestic high-tech scene. Start-ups particularly value the tailored offering and transparent pricing the side offers, knowing that they can pick and choose from a range of services. […] Co-founder Sparring is an expert in striking bargains in the life sciences and pharma arenas. In the past 12 months, she has been busy advising on a range of licensing issues, providing sound oversight to domestic and multinational actors.” IAM 1000 Patent (2018).