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

“Commercial outfit Synch combines the best of both worlds: it is deeply embedded in the trademark space, while its team is technology driven and forward thinking…”Bright, efficient and lovely to work with”, Sparring also has a knack for removing counterfeits from the market and benefits from up-to-the-minute industry insight in her role as president of the SACG.” WTR 1000 (2021)

”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 prosecution to commercialisation and enforcement. Areas of expertise include copyright, anti-piracy, trade mark and branding mandates. Also reviews and negotiates IP licensing agreements. Has experience in patent disputes. Often represents entities from the life sciences and TMT industries. According to one client, Sara Sparring ”will go from A to Z to accomplish anything without missing a step. She is also very knowledgeable in copyright matters and is a sharp litigator.” She is additionally active in trade mark management and enforcement.” Chambers Global/Chambers Europe 2021 (IP)

”Innovative companies across the Nordics flock to Synch for their contentious needs. It operates a cutting-edge patent service which utilises digital tech to make for a more dynamic and accessible process. […] smooth negotiator Sara Sparring, who instinctively knows when to turn up the heat and when to settle.” IAM 1000 Patent (2020)