IP STARS 2022 edition: The leading IP practitioners
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IP STARS 2022 edition: The leading IP practitioners


We have revealed the leading intellectual property practitioners in private practice across more than 50 jurisdictions

We are delighted to announce the release of the IP Stars list 2022. This comes after months of research, analysing firm submissions, practitioner surveys, client feedback, and publicly available information. See our research methodology below.

IP Stars are senior practitioners who have been recommended or identified as leaders in their firm and/or jurisdiction. This year, we ranked more than 5,000 practitioners, including 349 new practitioners. Below are some of the firms with ranked practitioners. 

Visit ipstars.com to see this year’s IP Stars; when on the site, go to a jurisdiction or a firm’s page and click on the ‘Practitioners’ tab.

Congratulations to all the practitioners ranked this year.


Firm name

Firm name

ABE & Partners


ABG Intellectual Property

Kangxin Partners

ABP Anwälte Burger & Partner

karo IP

Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property (AGIP)

Kather Augenstein


Katten Muchin Rosenman

Adams & Adams

Keller Schneider

Adams and Reese

Kelly IP

Adduci Mastriani & Schaumberg


Advance China IP Law Office

Kilburn & Strode


Kim & Chang

AFD China Intellectual Property Law Office

Knobbe Martens

AG da Cunha Ferreira

Kochański & Partners

Akran Intellectual Property

Krishna & Saurastri Associates

Albagli Zaliasnik

Laine IP

Alfaro Ferrer & Ramírez

Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan

Amica Law

Law Office of KRAdamo

Anand and Anand

Lee & Ko

AnJie Law Firm

Lee and Li Attorneys at Law

Antequera Parilli & Rodríguez

Lee International IP & Law

Aoyama & Partners

LexField Law Offices

Appleyard Lees


Armond Wilson

LGV Avvocati

Arnason Faktor

Licks Attorneys

Arnold & Siedsma


Arnold Ruess

LS Davar & Co

Asamura Patent Office

Lung Tin Intellectual Property Agent


Luthi + Webb

Bae Kim & Lee

M Zardi & Co


Magliona Abogados

Barker Brettell

Maikowski & Ninnemann

Barnes & Thornburg


Barreda Moller

Marks & Clerk

Basham Ringe y Correa

Maucher Jenkins

Beau de Loménie

McAndrews Held & Malloy

Becerril Coca & Becerril

McKool Smith

Beijing East IP

Mewburn Ellis

Bergenstråhle & Partners



Millikin Intellectual Property Law

Beruar & Beruar

Nakamura & Partners

Bird & Bird


Biro Oktroi Roosseno

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough

Boco IP


Boehmert & Boehmert

Norton Rose Fulbright


NSN Law Firm

Botti & Ferrari

Obhan & Associates

Boult Wade Tennant

O'Conor & Power

Bowmans (Coulson Harney)

Ofo Ventura Intellectual Property & Litigation



Braun-Dullaeus Pannen Emmerling


Brooks Kushman

Osler Hoskin & Harcourt

Browne Jacobson

P & TS

Bryn Aarflot

Page White Farrer

BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates

Pakharenko & Partners

Budde Schou

Panawell & Partners

Bugnion SpA



Bunsow De Mory


C&L Attorneys

Patrinos & Kilimiris

Cabinet Bouchara & Avocats

Paul Hastings

Cabinet M Oproiu

Perley Robertson Hill & McDougall


Pham & Associates

Carpmaels & Ransford

Pinsent Masons

Cavelier Abogados

Plasseraud IP

CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office

Plougmann Vingtoft

Cedar White Bradley


Chadha & Chadha


Chang Tsi & Partners

Potter Clarkson

Charles Russell Speechlys

Powell Gilbert

Chas Hude


China Patent Agent (HK)

Protector IP


Prüfer & Partner


Puchberger & Partner

Cozen O'Connor


Curell Suñol

Rahul Chaudhry & Partners

D Young & Co

RCF Protecting Innovation

Daniel Law

Reddie & Grose

De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek


de Chalains

Reinhold Cohn & Partners

De Clercq & Partners

RK Dewan & Co

De Vries & Metman

Rott Růžička & Guttmann

Deep & Far Attorneys at Law


Deeth Williams Wall



S Horowitz & Co

df-mp (Dörries Frank Molnia & Pohlman)

S Majumdar & Co


Saba IP

Drew & Napier

Samson & Partner


Sandart & Partners



E Blum & Co

Scherenberg Legal & Licensing

Ehrlich Group

Schwarz & Partner


Sezekkaplan Lawyers

Eisenführ Speiser

Sheehan Phinney


Shiga International Patent Office

Erise IP

Sideman & Bancroft

Estudio Colmenares & Asociados



Simion & Baciu

FB Rice

Simões Garcia Corte Real & Associados

Fenix Legal


Ference & Associates

Smart & Biggar


Società Italiana Brevetti (SIB)

Fiducial Legal By Lamy


Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner

Spoor & Fisher

FirstLaw PC

Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox

Flener IP & Business Law

Studio Torta

FPA Patent Attorneys

Sugimura & Partners


Sulima Grabowska Sierzputowska


Tahota Law Firm

Gilat Bareket & Co (Reinhold Cohn Group)

Tai E International Patent & Law Office


The Luzzatto Group

Gill Jennings & Every

TMark Conseils

Gowling WLG

TMI Associates

Grau & Angulo

Top Team International Patent & Trademark Office

Greaves Brewster

Traplová Hakr Kubát

Green Griffith & Associates

Trevisan & Cuonzo

Greenberg Traurig

Tsai Lee & Chen

Grüneberg and Myers

Tucker Ellis


Unitalen Attorneys at Law

Gün + Partners


Håmsø Patentbyrå

Vaz e Dias Advogados & Associados

Han Kun Law Offices

Venner Shipley

Haug Partners

Viering Jentschura & Partner

Hechanova Group

Villaseca Abogados

Heim Payne & Chorush


Henry Goh & Co

Vivien Chan & Co



Hiroe and Associates

Von Seidels

Hoet & Partners

Vossius & Partner

Hoffmann Eitle

Wallinger Ricker Schlotter Tostmann (WRST)

Holla legal & tax

Wanhuida Intellectual Property


Weil Gotshal & Manges

Hoyng Rokh Monegier


HP & P (Dr Helen G Papaconstantinou & Partners)

Wildanger Kehrwald Graf von Schwerin & Partner

Husch Blackwell

Williams & Connolly


Withers & Rogers


Yoon & Lee International Patent & Law Firm


YP Lee Mock & Partners


Yuasa and Hara

IP Law Galli


IPrime Rentsch Kaelin


Isenbruck Bösl Hörschler

ZBM Patents & Trademarks

Isern Patentes y Marcas

Zivko Mijatovic & Partners (ZMP)

Isler & Pedrazzini

Jacobacci & Abril

J A Kemp

J Pereira da Cruz

Jacobacci & Partners

JD Sellier + Co

Jeekai & Partners


More rankings

Thus far, we have published firm rankings for trademark and general intellectual property work. We have more rankings to come this year, including the firm rankings for patent work, the Top 250 Women in IP list, and the Corporate IP Stars list. You can follow our research announcements here.



Managing IP published its first legal directory in 1994 and rebranded it in 2013 as IP STARS. The IP STARS guide has expanded over the years and now covers over six IP practice areas and more than 70 jurisdictions, making it the most comprehensive, leading specialist rankings publication for the IP profession.


Research methodology

The research for these rankings was conducted rigorously and impartially by our team of research analysts in London, New York, and Hong Kong. Each year, we request information from thousands of firms, IP practitioners and their clients through interviews, email, and online surveys.


Practitioner rankings

The individuals we normally select as IP Stars are senior practitioners who serve as partners or equivalent in their firms. We do not select non-partners or junior practitioners to be ranked as IP Stars, except in very special circumstances. After selecting the IP Stars, we assign at least one practice area rating, e.g. patent star, to reflect what we reasonably believe to be their main area(s) of expertise.

The 2022 IP Stars list is based on information available at the time the core research was completed (February 2022). Except for firm name changes, any subsequent developments or information that could influence this year’s IP Stars list will be considered during the research for the 2023 edition. Our research analysts regularly monitor firms and their practitioners throughout the year and, therefore, Managing IP reserves the right to change any ranking and/or remove a firm or individual from our website at any time.

For the avoidance of doubt, the ranking tag does not suggest or indicate that the expertise of the practitioner is limited to the practice area in question. Because many IP Stars will have experience in different areas of IP law and practice, we offer them the opportunity (for a fee) to publish detailed information about their practice. Managing IP does not recommend or endorse any practitioner for IP work. Please read the terms of use concerning our content here.

The IP STARS rankings are not influenced by any commercial relationship, including advertising, with Managing IP or IP STARS. There is no fee to pay to participate in our research.

The IP STARS publication is not a directory of all firms and individuals offering IP services. There are firms and practitioners that we have not recognised even though we have research data about them. Participation in our research does not guarantee ranking. The rankings are subject to change each year.

Click here to learn more about our research.

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