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

  • IP
  • Commercial
  • Life Sciences industry

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)
  • 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)

“At Synch, Sparring advises clients on strategic IP matters and registrations. The firm assisted tech company ChyronHego with consortium agreements.” Legal 500 2017

“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 Advokat 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 pharmaceutical Products.” Chambers Europe 2018 (Life Sciences)

“Technologically savvy law firm Synch has eschewed the trad approach to IP since entering the market in 2014. Clients benefit from transparent pricing, a blended delivery model that streamlines services into integrated packages and comprehensive, customised digital solution WeSynch. The set’s tech expertise, legal nous and regulatory experience make it a go-to for IP-heavy transactional mandates, particularly in the life sciences and start-up arenas. Sparring is an IP polyglot with 15 years’ experience in private practice…” IAM 1000 Patent (2017)