Welcome to the 2020 edition of IP STARS.

We have started publishing the ranking results from our research for the 2020 edition of IP STARS, a project which started in September 2019. This article summarises what we have published and what to expect from us in the coming weeks and months.


2020 rankings published

  1.        Trade mark practice rankings for firms
  2.        General intellectual property practice rankings for firms
  3.        IP Stars list, i.e. the individual practitioner rankings
  4.        Managing IP Top 250 Women in IP (see here)
  5.        Patent practice rankings for firms (see here)

Please note that our independent editorials under the 'Review' tab are from the 2019 edition of IP STARS. We will start updating the editorials in July.

For more information about the general IP firm rankings and IP Stars list please read our April update here.

To view all the 2020 rankings we have published so far, please use the regional dropdown menu above or use the search bar to see if a firm or individual is currently ranked.

If you require the latest ranking logos or want to publish your IP practice information on your page, please contact our business development team here.

Print editions

Our national trade mark and patent firm rankings are first revealed in the Managing IP magazine before we upload them to this website. We also publish the rankings and IP Stars list in their respective print edition: IP STARS Handbook (Trade Mark), IP STARS Handbook (United States), and IP STARS Handbook (Patent).

More to come

We have more 2020 edition rankings and related content to publish (see our revised timetable below), and therefore we will continue with our research. Any research information not used for this year’s edition will be considered during the research for the 2021 edition.

  • July: Corporate IP Stars list, firm rankings for copyright, and publication of our editorials on firms starts
  • August: Publication of our editorials on more firms 
  • September 1: Launch of the 2021 edition research (register your interest here)
  • September: Rising Stars list 2020
  • September: Q&A webinar for the 2021 edition research
  • October 31: Submission deadline for the research forms for the 2021 edition
  • December: Firm rankings for IP transactions work

Please note that this timetable is subject to change.

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