Board member, Advokat/Lawyer

Sara Sparring

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
  • Master of Laws (LL.M.), University of Stockholm, 2000
Legal/Business Competence areas
  • Intellectual Property
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Life Sciences industry
  • Licensing
  • Swedish
  • English
  • Swedish Bar Association, 2005
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • European Communities Trademark Association (ECTA)
  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
  • Swedish Association for the Protection of Industrial Property (SFIR)
  • Swedish Anti-Counterfeiting Group (SACG)

“Modern, innovative and dynamic – all perfect words to describe commercial outfit Synch. On the IP front, the crew effortlessly guides start-ups and international businesses through all phases of the trademark life cycle, with a view to keeping costs low and efficiency high... At the forefront of the practice, Sara Sparring and Mathilda Nordmark “are excellent lawyers with a thorough, straightforward approach and a safe pair of hands to anyone looking to protect their brands”. The pair manage and enforce the marks of Apotek Produktion och Laboratorier, one of the largest manufacturers of special pharmaceuticals in Europe. Sparring is lauded for her “hands-on approach and exceptional speaking capabilities” while Nordmark receives praise for her “business understanding, communication skills and refined understanding of legal frameworks”. WTR 1000 (2022)

Synch´s Sara Sparring is held in high esteem by market sources, one of whom comments, "As a client you feel seen, heard and understood and feel confident in the hands of Sara." WWL Sweden/Life Sciences 2022

Synch´s Sara Sparring is widely recognised for her immense experience advising on trademark strategies, prosecution and licensing matters. WWL Sweden/Trademarks 2022

"A very competent team that work in a pragmatic way with a positive attitude. It feels like you have an in-house legal department at its best. ’‘Synch will reach outside the boundaries of the typical law firm to find whatever particular expertise might be needed to serve their clients’ need. Synch is very good at building project-oriented teams from diverse collaborations.’‘Sara Sparring has the reputation as one of the sharpest copyright and brand attorneys..." Legal 500 2022 (IP and Media)

"Sara Sparring is known for her expertise in copyright matters. She is additionally active in trade mark management and enforcement proceedings. Clients comment on Sara Sparring's "high-quality legal advice," and describe her as a "sharp lawyer with outstanding judgement." Chambers Global/Chambers Europe 2022 (IP)

"Holding down the fort in transactions are Sara Sparring. Sparring is a proven performer in the life sciences: she has lately been assisting Immedica Pharma with a range of commercial contracts and provided strategic advice to Region Västerbotten in relation to its business models for new advanced therapies." IAM 1000 Patent (2021)