Managing IP is introducing some changes to the awards programme in 2018. Following feedback from guests, we are introducing a new ceremony and changing the coverage of some existing events. In recent years, we’ve held a global (excluding North America) awards ceremony in London and a North America ceremony in Washington DC.

A regional focus

Next year, we are expanding the Americas ceremony to include South America and Central America. The newly named MIP Americas Awards will also be moving to New York City.

The London ceremony, Managing IP EMEA Awards, will purely focus on Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Lastly, we will be launching the MIP Asia-Pacific Awards in Hong Kong.

All three ceremonies will feature more award categories including in-house awards.

Some dates for your diaries include:

  • Nominations/Shortlists Announcement

Published in early February 2018 on 

  • Managing IP EMEA Awards

Venue: The Savoy, London, March 8 2018

  • Managing IP Americas Awards

Venue: Essex House, New York, March 15 2018

  • Managing IP Asia-Pacific Awards

Venue: JW Marriott, Hong Kong, March 21 2018

The research methodology for the awards remains unchanged, and is summarised below. If you have any questions about the research please contact our research team at

You can see details of previous years' awards at

Awards research process

The shortlists for the Managing IP Awards are based on information obtained during the research for the 2018 edition of IP STARS. In the IP STARS surveys for 2018, we asked firms to self-nominate as well as nominate their competitors for a number of awards. We review all available information, including all survey submissions and interview notes, and conduct independent research before producing the shortlists and picking the winners.

The research for IP STARS is rigorous and impartial. There is no cost or fee to pay to participate in the research.

The awards are not influenced by any commercial relationship with Managing IP or rankings in IP STARS. Any firm, regardless of ranking, can win any of our awards. A firm can also be shortlisted even if it did not make a firm survey submission, but in such case we may require further information from the firm. The 2018 awards will be based on research information available between September 2017 and January 2018. Where appropriate, information after this period may be considered.

Read more about IP STARS research methodology at