Welcome to the 2020 edition of IP STARS.

We have now published all the ranking results from our research for the 2020 edition of IP STARS, a project that started in September 2019. 

This article summarises what we have published and what to expect from us in the coming weeks.

2020/21 rankings published this year

  1.        Trade mark practice rankings for firms (announced in March)
  2.        General intellectual property practice rankings for firms (announced in April)
  3.        IP Stars list, i.e. the individual practitioner rankings (announced in April)
  4.        Managing IP’s Top 250 Women in IP (announced in June)
  5.        Patent practice rankings for firms (announced in June)
  6.        Copyright practice rankings for firms (announced in July)
  7.        Managing IP’s Corporate IP Stars (announced in July)
  8.        Managing IP's Rising Stars (announced in October)
  9.        IP transactions practice rankings for firms (announced in November)

To view all the 2020/21 rankings we have published, please use the regional drop-down menu above or use the search bar to see if a firm or individual is ranked.

If you require the latest ranking logos or wish to publish your IP practice profile on your page, please contact our business development team here.


Print editions

We published the relevant firm rankings and IP Stars list in their respective print editions; for example, the national trade mark rankings were published in the Trade Mark Handbook (Global edition), which went to press in April 2020. The US Handbook and Patent Handbook (Global edition) were published in July. The Rising Stars list, copyright rankings, IP transactions rankings, and the firm editorials are online-only publications.


What to expect next

Our research for the 2021 edition of IP STARS and MIP awards programme is underway: we have contacted thousands of individuals to obtain research information. Learn about the research here.

We will publish our 2021 rankings publication timeline in January 2021.

We have also started restructuring and updating our firm editorials (under the 'Review' tab). The main purpose of the editorials is to provide a simple snapshot of a firm’s IP practice, including some of its key practitioners and clients; the latest developments, in particular hires and departures; and useful testimonials, if available and appropriate. If you have urgent updates, please send them to us.


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