Welcome to the 2020 edition of IP STARS. Please read the information on this page carefully to find out what we have published and what to expect from us in the coming weeks and months.

New general IP rankings 

We have now published more than 60 general IP ranking tables for firms, including four new jurisdictions in the Americas. Read about the new firm rankings here.

Practitioner rankings 2020

We have also published our practitioner rankings for 2020 (excluding the Top 250 Women in IP, Corporate Stars and Rising Stars lists). See the publication timetable for the remaining lists below and read more about the 2020 IP Stars list publication here.

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.

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.

IP STARS is not a directory of all firms and individuals offering IP services. Participation in our research does not guarantee ranking. Learn more about our research by visiting our methodology page. If you have any feedback or questions, please get in touch via email at research@managingip.com.

Congratulations to all the firms and individuals ranked this year.

More to come

This is the second set of ranking results from the research for the 2020 edition of IP STARS, which started in September 2019. We have more rankings and related content to publish (see the latest timetable below), and therefore we will continue with our independent research. Any research information not used for this year’s edition will be considered during the research for the 2021 edition.

May: Copyright firm rankings and Top 250 Women in IP (Trade Mark Handbook and US Handbook also available this month)
June: Patent firm rankings, special firm rankings for the US, Corporate Stars, and our editorial commentary on firms
July: Patent Handbook published
September 1: Launch of the 2021 edition research
October 31: Submission deadline for the research forms for the 2021 edition
November: Rising Stars list 2020 published
December: IP transactions firm rankings 2020 published

Please note that this timetable is subject to change.

Follow our announcements

We will publish an announcement on our news page after we have confirmed and updated our website with any 2020 edition content. All rankings that do not have the year ‘2020’ (e.g. the firm rankings for patent work and Rising Stars) and our editorials under the 'Review' tab are from the 2019 edition of IP STARS.

Our marketing/business development team will contact all the ranked firms and individuals in due course or before our official announcements. 

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