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CPA Global Expands Into Mainland China

February 27, 2013

World’s leading IP management specialist strengthens support for clients in world’s fastest growing IP market

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, February 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

CPA Global, the world’s leading intellectual property (IP) management and software
specialist, has opened its first office in Mainland China to help meet the rapidly
increasing demand for professional IP management services in the country.

Located in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, the new office will support the IP
needs of corporations and law firms, both domestic and international; and provide a
springboard for CPA Global’s further expansion in Mainland China.

CPA Global has had a presence in China since 2009, when it first opened its Asia
Pacific regional headquarters in the Hong Kong SAR (Special Administrative Region); and
this growing operation has recently relocated to larger premises in Hong Kong’s Central
Business district. Similarly, the new Shenzhen office is located in Futian, Shenzhen’s
main financial and business district.

Announcing the opening of the Shenzhen office, Peter Sewell, CPA Global’s Chief
Executive Officer, said: “China is today the world’s fastest growing market for IP and one
of the top filers of international patents. We are seeing increasing demand for
professional IP management services and IP software in the country, both from domestic
Chinese corporations and law firms, as well as overseas companies and law firms that are
focusing on the China market.

“With our regional headquarters in Hong Kong and our new office in Shenzhen, we will
be able to better serve the needs of our clients in this major global market. We also plan
to open offices in Beijing and other cities in China over the next 12 months. This
underlines CPA Global’s ongoing commitment to China and the Asia Pacific region as a

Joanne Hon, CPA Global’s Senior Vice President Asia, added: “The rapid increase in
patent filings originating from China is set to continue fuelled by the Chinese
Government’s ambitious innovation and patent development strategies. On a
country-by-country basis, China’s expenditure on R&D is now second only to the US. Indeed,
China’s focus on developing a technology-based economy, protected by IP Rights is at the
core of its success. As a result, more and more Chinese companies are not just recognizing
the importance of protecting their IP, but also of managing their intellectual assets more
effectively to maximize the value.”

The Shenzhen office will be responsible for sales and client service in southern
China, supported by CPA Global’s extensive worldwide operations, which include patent and
trademark renewals, IP management software, patent research and analytics, trademark
watching, domains name management, as well as IP administration services, such as
docketing and recordals.

CPA Global has a significant presence in Asia Pacific. In addition to Hong Kong and
Shenzhen, it has offices in South Korea (Seoul) and Australia (Sydney), and a
long-standing strategic alliance with NGB Corporation in Japan. CPA Global also has two
delivery centers in India for IP and legal services support services.

As part of its ongoing, industry leadership activities to promote IP in Asia Pacific,
CPA Global will be speaking at and sponsoring the 5th China IP Counsel Congress to be held
in Shenzhen from March 19-20, 2013.


About CPA Global

CPA Global is the world’s leading intellectual property (IP) management and IP
software specialist, and an international provider of outsourced legal services. With
offices across Europe, the United States and Asia Pacific, CPA Global supports many of the
world’s best known corporations and law firms with a range of IP and broader legal
services, helping them to manage risk, cost and capacity, and realize greater value for
their businesses and IP assets.

CPA Global helps corporates and law firms in managing valuable IP Rights, such as
patents, designs and trademarks, ensuring that IP portfolios are protected, maintained and
regularly reviewed in order to maximize value. Working closely with its clients, CPA
Global ensures they have the best information on which to base IP decisions, and the best
support in terms of helping implement those decisions.

Services include patent portfolio valuation and optimization; patent research and
analytics; patent and trademark renewals; as well as other IP support services such as
docketing, trademark watching and domains management. In IP software, CPA Global offers
four market-leading IP management software solutions (FoundationIP, Inprotech, Ipendo, and
Memotech) tailored towards different types of clients and their specific needs; First To
File, the market-leading electronic data management system; as well as Discover, one of
the world’s most advanced patent search platforms.

CPA Global is also a leading player in the emerging outsourced legal services sector,
providing high quality and cost-efficient legal support services such as transaction
support, contract management, compliance, and legal research through delivery centers in
the US and India.

Founded in Jersey, Channel Islands in 1969, CPA Global today employs more than 1,500
people, serving our clients’ needs in 200 jurisdictions through our own offices and an
extensive agent network. CPA Global’s diverse client list ranges from major global
corporations, headquartered in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific, to small and
medium-sized enterprises and innovation start-ups; and from top international law firms to
national and regional law and IP firms. For further information, please visit:


Media Contacts:

United States: Julie Mandell +1-571-227-7025, jmandell@cpaglobal.com

United Kingdom: Steve Clark +44-(0)20-7549-5504, sclark@cpaglobal.com

Victoria Knowles +44-(0)20-7549-4585, vknowles@cpaglobal.com


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