• Ready to meet increasing demand from Mainland corporations and law firms for IP services and software;
• New General Manager Yifeng Song appointed to lead Company’s business expansion in the country.
CPA Global, the world’s leading provider of intellectual property (IP) management services and software, is accelerating its growth in China with the opening of an office in the nation’s capital, Beijing. It is the Company’s third office in Mainland China, following earlier openings in Shenzhen and Shanghai.
The Beijing office will serve as CPA Global’s headquarters for Mainland China. The Company also has offices in Hong Kong and Taipei, providing a strong network across the Greater China region.
Heading up the Beijing office and responsible for driving CPA Global’s business expansion in Mainland China is Yifeng Song, who has been appointed General Manager, China. Song has more than 20 years’ experience in management and strategic business leadership roles across several industry sectors, including financial and professional services and information technology.
CPA Global Chief Executive Officer Tim Griffiths said: “China’s IP market is undergoing substantial and rapid expansion with increasing demand both from corporations and law firms for high-quality IP software and support services. Beijing is a key centre for IP as it is the headquarters for many of China’s largest companies and leading law firms as well as the centre of government. Our new Beijing office strengthens our presence and further extends our reach in China, enabling us to deliver our IP management solutions more effectively to clients.”
Commenting on Song’s appointment, Marcos Antunes, CPA Global’s regional head for Asia Pacific, commented: “I am delighted that Yifeng Song has joined us as General Manager for China. He has extensive business leadership experience in both the services and technology sectors in China, and will play a key role in developing our business and our relationships with clients.”
Added Song: “I am excited to join CPA Global at such an important time in the development of the Chinese IP market. There are tremendous opportunities for CPA Global to provide IP management expertise to support the growth of China’s innovation economy. I look forward to helping CPA Global expand our presence in China and build strong business relationships across the country.”
Prior to joining CPA Global, Song was a consultant at PL Capital, a China-based private equity and asset management company. Previously, he worked at Thomson Reuters China in a series of management roles, most latterly as Managing Director for the Legal/Tax & Accounting business; and, before that, held senior positions with a number of other technology service providers.
The Beijing office - located in China Central Place in the city’s Chaoyang central business district - will provide client service and sales support, backed by the full resources of CPA Global’s extensive worldwide operations.
About CPA Global
CPA Global (cpaglobal.com) is the world's leading intellectual property (IP) management software and services 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 realise 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 maximise 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.
Founded in Jersey, Channel Islands in 1969, CPA Global today employs some 2,000 people, serving clients’ needs in 200 jurisdictions through its own offices and an extensive agent network.
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