Kirkland was named as a leading intellectual property law firm in Managing Intellectual Property magazine's IP Stars 2015 (formerly the "World IP Survey"). Kirkland received Tier 1 rankings in all of its eligible categories, and was the only firm to earn top-tier rankings in all five of the following areas:
Kirkland also received regioinal recognition in the following areas:
Patent Contentious: California, New York and Washington, D.C.
Trademark Contentious: California, New York and Washington, D.C.
Copyright: California, New York and Washington, D.C.
Intellectual Property: Illinois
The IP Stars survey covers over 80 countries, and the rankings are based on extensive research among IP practitioners carried out over 12 months starting in September 2014. A team of researchers in London, New York and Hong Kong sought responses from thousands of practitioners.