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How Managing IP’s awards are changing

Michael Loney

Managing IP’s awards programme next year will include Americas Awards in New York, EMEA Awards in London, and the addition of Asia-Pacific Awards in Hong Kong

North America awards

Managing IP is introducing some changes to our awards in 2018. Following feedback from guests, we are introducing a new ceremony and changing the coverage of some existing events.

In recent years, we’ve held a global (excluding North America) awards ceremony in London and a North America ceremony in Washington DC.

Next year, we are expanding the Americas ceremony to including South America and Central America. The newly named Managing IP Americas Awards will also be moving to New York City.

The London ceremony, Managing IP EMEA Awards, will purely focus on Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Lastly, we will be launching the Managing IP Asia-Pacific Awards in Hong Kong.

All three ceremonies will feature more awards categories, including in-house awards.

Some dates for your diaries include:

  • Shortlist/Nominations Announcement

Published in early February 2018

  • Managing IP EMEA Awards
The Savoy, London, March 8 2018
  • Managing IP Americas Awards
Essex House, New York, March 15 2018
  • Managing IP Asia-Pacific Awards

JW Marriott, Hong Kong, March 21 2018


The research methodology for the awards remains unchanged, and is listed below. If you have any questions about the research please contact our research team at

Awards research process

The shortlists for the Managing IP Awards are based on information obtained during the research for the 2018 edition of IP STARS. In the IP STARS surveys for 2018, we asked firms to self-nominate as well as nominate their competitors for a number of awards. We review all available information, including all survey submissions and interview notes, and conduct independent research before producing the shortlists and picking the winners.

The research for IP STARS is rigorous and impartial. The Managing IP awards are not influenced by any commercial relationship with Managing IP or rankings in IP STARS. Any firm, regardless of ranking, can win any of our awards. A firm can also be shortlisted even if it did not make a firm survey submission, but in such case we may require further information from the firm. The 2018 awards will be based on research information available between September 2017 and January 2018. Where appropriate, information after this period may be considered.

Read more about IP STARS research methodology at

You can see details of previous years' awards at 


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