The Stars in intellectual property work (2018)

Managing Intellectual Property IP STARS is pleased to announce that the lists of the highly recommended IP practitioners in private practice are now available on Click on any region above and select the jurisdiction you are interested in to see its IP stars. Please note that there are countries for which we do not currently publish stars list, though you will find our firm rankings for those countries. You can also use the search bar to find out if someone is an IP star.

The list is based on the information available at the time the research for the 2018 edition of IP STARS was officially concluded (January 2018).The individuals were selected following our independent review of market feedback (i.e. from peers and/or clients) and available data including publicly available information. Selection is not based on participation in our research, and an individual can be selected without being recommended by peers and/or clients.

'Patent Star' and 'Trade Mark Star' are the two main individual rankings we have but there are a few notable Copyright Stars in certain jurisdictions. The practice area and industry information is not an exhaustive list of the individual's practice. This basic information came from questionnaires completed and/or, in a few cases, our own independent research findings. We are happy to consider requests for amendments to this information and will deal with each request on a case by case basis, making the necessary changes as soon as possible. 

The list is subject to change each year, and our aim is to keep the website up to date thoughout the year. An individual may be removed from our website where subsequent verifiable information suggests he or she should no longer be recognised by us, especially in the case of serious professional misconduct. Click here to learn more about IP STARS including FAQs.
If you have any information, enquiries or feedback concerning our publication please send it to

Congratulations to all who made this year’s list.