The first results we have announced are for the 15th annual Managing IP Awards. Managing IP successfully hosted the EMEA Awards in London last week (read the winners list here). This will be followed by the Americas Awards.

The IP STARS 2020 rankings publication will start this month with the national trade mark rankings. The individual practitioner rankings, i.e. the IP Stars (excluding the Rising Stars), will also be available this month. The IP STARS Trade Mark Handbook and the US IP STARS Handbook will be available in May while the Patent Handbook will be published in July. The handbooks will include the full list of the 2020 IP Stars.

We will publish an announcement on our news page after we have confirmed and published any 2020 content on our website. Until then, any rankings or related information on our website are for the 2019 edition of IP STARS.

Below is a general timetable for our official announcements/publications this year.* 

February: Managing IP Awards shortlists
March: National trade mark firm rankings
March: Individual practitioner rankings, e.g. Trade Mark Stars
April: United States trade mark firm rankings, intellectual property firm rankings and Top 250 Women in IP
May: Copyright firm rankings (Firm editorial commentary, Trade Mark Handbook and US Handbook also available this month)
June: Patent firm rankings (More firm editorial commentary and Patent Handbook available in July)
November: Rising Stars list
December: IP transactions firm rankings

*The timetable is subject to change and we will announce the rankings once confirmed and published on our site.

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

Please also keep an eye on our news page and social media channels (Twitter and LinkedIn) for updates and further announcements.

Research for the 2021 edition

The research for the 2021 edition of IP STARS and Managing IP Awards will commence on September 1 2020 (the research forms and guidelines will be published in August here). The official submission deadline is October 31. We will contact firms about the research in July or August 2020.

Learn more about our research by reading our FAQs and methodology.

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