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)

Sara worked at Bird & Bird in 2002-2014 (partner 2009-2014, Head of IP Group and Life Sciences Group). Seconded to medical device company Phadia 2007-2008 and co-founded Synch in 2014.

“A young and modern set that is well regarded on the market” by all on the IP scene. Commercial outfit Synch has a thriving trademark practice and its professionals guide brand owners through each stage of the trademark life cycle with an expert touch, from devising watertight brand protection strategies to handling successful oppositions. Taking the reins are Sara Sparring and Mathilda Nordmark. They garner enthusiastic praise from peers and patrons: Sparring is described as “a highly competent lawyer with a great knowledge of trademark law. She is always thorough and precise when handling both prosecution and litigation work”, while Nordmark is “professional, trustworthy and brings value to the table”. The duo works side by side to seamlessly manage and coordinate the trademark portfolio of Apotek Produktion och Laboratorier – one of the largest manufacturers special pharmaceuticals in Europe – while also working hard to minimise the number of counterfeit products on the Swedish market.” WTR 1000 (2023)

"Synch Advokat AB fields a full-service IP practice, which advises on copyright, trademarks, patents, designs, domain names, unfair competition issues, and trade secrets. Led by Mathilda Nordmark and Sara Sparring, the practice handles both contentious and non-contentious work; Nordmark is a key name for patent matters in the fintech, retail and life sciences sectors, and Sparring is active in the IT, technology and media spaces." Legal 500 2023 (IP and Media)

"Sara Sparring is known for her expertise in copyright matters. She is additionally active in trade mark management and enforcement proceedings. Sara Sparring is not only a sharp lawyer but also an excellent communicator." Chambers Global/Chambers Europe 2023 (IP)

"Sara Sparring draws on more than two decades of experience to support domestic and international clients, and recently teamed up with Nordmark to advice Immedica Pharma with their licensing agreements." IAM 1000 Patent (2023)

Top 250 Women in IP, IP STARS 2023

IP Star Trade mark, IP STARS 2023

WWL Sweden/Life Sciences 2023

WWL Sweden/Trademarks 2023