Happy New Year!

Research is already underway for the 2021 edition of the IP STARS rankings and the Managing IP Awards programme. The firm submission portal is now closed and we are currently conducting surveys and independent research. Read about our research methodology here.

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. The winners and shortlists for the Managing IP Awards programme will be published on managingip.com.


Managing IP Awards 2021

February: EMEA and Americas shortlists published

March 30: EMEA Awards event/winners announcement (virtual event)

April 7: Americas Awards event/winners announcement (virtual event)

May: Asia Pacific shortlists published

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


IP STARS rankings 2021*

March: Trade mark practice rankings for firms (excluding US state rankings)

April: Intellectual property practice rankings for firms (excluding US state rankings)**

May: IP Stars lists

June: Patent practice rankings for firms

July: Copyright practice rankings and all US state rankings for firms, including PTAB and ITC litigation

July: IP transactions practice rankings for firms (UK and US only)

August: Firm reviews/editorials updated

September: Rising Stars list

*The above timeline is subject to change. As usual, the 2020 edition rankings for a practice area will remain available on this site until we publish the 2021 version.

** The intellectual property rankings are only available for certain jurisdictions such as Dominican Republic, Egypt, Iceland and Saudi Arabia.  


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