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Four Fishman Stewart attorneys named 2023 IP Stars: The leading practitioners in IP

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Troy, Mich.—July 19, 2023—Ranked by Managing IP as leaders in their firm and jurisdictions, intellectual property law firm Fishman Stewart PLLC is pleased to announce that four firm attorneys have been named 2023 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. 

IP Stars are senior practitioners who serve as partners or the equivalent in their firms. 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 researchers obtain information from law firms and their clients each year through surveys and interviews to provide independent and impartial accreditation globally. IP Stars is not a compilation of all firms and individuals offering IP services, and participation in the research does not guarantee a ranking.

In addition to IP Stars, Fishman Stewart received an overall firm rating of highly recommended in the area of Trademarks in 2023.


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, please visit

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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