You can read and search all the
rankings for free simply by registering your details.
Once registered, you will find the rankings for each country
listed under the relevant region.
The new rankings cover trade mark prosecution and
contentious work and have been compiled by our team of
researchers based on questionnaires submitted and interviews
conducted over the past four months, as well as publicly
Prosecution includes all work before the IP office both pre-
and post-grant while contentious work covers all other
IP-related legal work.
Firms are ranked in tiers in each category, and are listed
alphabetically within each tier. The total number of firms
listed, and the number of tiers, varies by jurisdiction. All of
those firms listed deserve congratulations on being
The trade mark rankings are also published in the February
paper issue of Managing IP, which is distributed to subscribers
this week. Subscribe online
to order your own copy.
This is just the first part of the annual IP Stars survey.
The rankings for patent work and copyright work will be
published in March and April respectively. Later in the year we
will post in-depth analyses for each jurisdiction, and the list
of individual IP stars. These will also be published in hard
copy later this year.
Note that until these new rankings are published, the
information online is from the 2015 edition.
The 2016 IP Stars rankings are based on information
available in January 2016, and the research is independent and
rigorous. No firm can pay to be included, or solicit
recommendations, and Managing IP does not recommend or endorse
any particular firms or individuals.
For more information on IP Stars, including details of how
to participate, our FAQs and links for advertising enquiries,
see our new post on the IP Stars website.