Please note that the research and results publication dates below are subject to change each year. We will publish an announcement on this website when new rankings are available.

Research timeline

August: We will send out an email with details on how to participate in the research for the next edition 
September 1: We start accepting firm submissions and conducting research, including interviews and surveys
October 31: Firm questionnaire and client referees submission deadline*
February: We start publishing the results**
July: End of the research for the current year's edition

* Any deadline that falls on a Saturday or Sunday is automatically extended to Monday.

**We publish rankings throughout the year and the timeline is subject to change each year. Follow our updates on the news and features page.

Please also read the information on the following pages:

Methodology

FAQ

Research forms and guidelines

About IP STARS research

Results publication

We start publishing the ranking results from February each year. However, this does not mean that we have stopped conducting research.

The firm rankings are first published in the Managing IP magazine and thereafter on this website. The individual practitioner rankings are published online and in the IP STARS Handbooks. The winners shortlists for the Managing IP Awards programme are published on MIP's website, managingip.com

Our marketing/business development team will inform firms and individuals about the IP STARS rankings and the MIP awards. Keep up to date with our research and results publication by following us on social media (Twitter and LinkedIn) and regularly checking our news page (here). You can also sign up to receive our newsletter.