Welcome to the 2021 edition of IP STARS.

Please read the information on this page carefully to understand what we have published and what to expect from us in the coming weeks and months.

Managing IP has announced the release of the 2021 IP STARS firm rankings for intellectual property work. This is the second set of ranking results from the research for the 2021 edition of IP STARS, which started in September 2020. Read about our research here.

Earlier this month, MIP revealed the winners of the Americas Awards 2021 here.

We are no longer accepting firm submissions for the 2021 edition. However, we are still conducting individual surveys and independent research because we have more rankings to publish in the coming months.

Below is a snapshot of our results publication timeline, which is subject to change. Once the results are ready, we will publish an announcement on this website and on our social media channels.


Managing IP Awards 2021

May: Asia-Pacific Awards shortlists published

June 17: Asia-Pacific Awards event/winners announcement (virtual event)


IP STARS 2021 rankings and content*

May: IP Stars lists, i.e. individual practitioner rankings for 2021/22

June: Patent practice rankings for firms (including US states such as California)

July: Copyright practice rankings for firms (including US states such as California)

July: IP transactions practice rankings for firms

August: Firm reviews updated/published

September: Rising Stars list for 2021/22


*As usual, the 2020 firm rankings for a practice area and the 2020 individual practitioner rankings will remain on this site until we publish the 2021 rankings. We will update the year of the new rankings to say '2021' (for firm rankings) and '2021/22' (for the individual practitioner rankings).


IP STARS rankings and MIP Awards 2022

We will start the research for the 2022 edition of the IP STARS rankings and Managing IP Awards in September 2021. We will open our firm submissions portal on September 1 2021. Read about our research and the documents to complete here.


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Our marketing/business development team will contact all the firms and individuals that are recognised in our rankings and awards. If you have any feedback or questions about our research, please contact us here.