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Managing IP's Corporate IP Stars 2021


We have revealed this year’s Corporate IP Stars list, an annual rankings publication which recognises senior in-house practitioners

The Corporate IP Stars list is an annual rankings publication which recognises senior in-house practitioners for their contributions to the management of their company's intellectual property assets and/or their influence in the IP ecosystem. The list complements Managing IP's Ones to Watch list, which was recently launched to recognise junior in-house counsel.

The IP STARS research analysts produce the Corporate IP Stars list, with input from Managing IP’s editorial team. They use the information, especially nominations by private practice and in-house practitioners, obtained during the research for the IP STARS rankings and the Managing IP Awards programme. 

We expanded our coverage this year, featuring 31 jurisdictions and more than 200 companies. Click on any of the jurisdictions below to see the Corporate IP Stars and other practitioner rankings.

We know there will be more individuals who can be considered for this publication. Our aim each year is to find and recognise more senior in-house IP practitioners — research is already underway for the 2022 edition (read more here).  All our rankings are subject to change each year. Read about our methodology here.

If you have any feedback, suggestions or questions about the Corporate IP Stars list please write to us (email here).

Congratulations to all the individuals who made this year’s list.

Jurisdictions covered












Hong Kong SAR






New Zealand






South Korea





United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom (England)

United Kingdom (Scotland)

United States (National)


All 2021 rankings now available

The Rising Stars list and Corporate IP Stars list conclude our results announcements for the 2021 edition of IP STARS. All the firm and practitioner rankings for this year are now available on (use the regional drop-down menu to see all the rankings in each jurisdiction or use the search bar to find a firm or practitioner).

See all the rankings we published this year here.



Managing IP published its first legal directory in 1994 and rebranded it in 2013 as IP STARS. The publication quickly established itself as the leading specialist guide to IP law firms and practitioners worldwide. The research for IP STARS covers several IP practice areas and more than 70 jurisdictions, making it the most comprehensive and widely respected guide in the IP profession.

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