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Fishman Stewart partners recognized as 2022 IP Stars by Managing IP

Troy, Mich.—June 28, 2022—Covering intellectual property law and practice since 1990, Managing IP named four attorneys from intellectual property law firm Fishman Stewart PLLC to its 2022 edition of IP Stars. Recognized on the annual list are: co-founding member and managing partner Michael Fishman – Trademark Star; co-founding member and managing partner Michael B. Stewart – Patent Star; partner John Guenther – Patent Star and Trademark Star; and partner Michelle Visser – Copyright Star and Trademark Star.  Additionally, the firm received either a highly recommended or recommended rating in the categories of trademarks and patent prosecution.

To create the annual IP Stars firm rankings and list of leading IP practitioners, Managing IP researchers obtain information from law firms and their clients each year through surveys and interviews to provide independent and impartial accreditation globally. Senior practitioners who serve as partners or equivalent in their firms may be considered for IP Star rankings. Upon selection to IP Stars, at least one practice area rating is designated to each individual to reflect a main area of expertise.


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. For more information, visit

About Fishman Stewart PLLC

Fishman Stewart helps turn client creativity into valuable intellectual capital. Since its founding in 1996, the firm has obtained tens of thousands of patents and trademark registrations and represented clients in hundreds of cases in Federal Court. As strategic advisers to CEOs and senior executives, Fishman Stewart attorneys develop IP management strategies for U.S. and foreign-based companies to safeguard their business assets throughout the world. To discover how Fishman Stewart leverages intellectual property to effectively increase enterprise value, visit