CPA Global and ipan/Delegate Group announce closing of merger and future outlook for the combined organization


IP management and technology companies CPA Global® and ipan/Delegate Group today announce the closing of their previously announced merger.

The new organisation will deliver best-in-class technology and integrated software, and IP services solutions for corporations and law firms globally. These solutions will offer a unique customer experience and superior service supported by the global footprint of our combined team.

Simon Webster, CEO of the combined group, commented: “I am delighted to announce that we are now one company. The combination of our two companies and the great teams that work within each of them will accelerate our primary focus of delivering solutions that meet our customers’ most important intellectual property management needs.”

Patrice Durand, CEO of ipan/Delegate, commented: “We’re very excited to start working with the CPA Global teams on bringing our joint vision to life. We aim at driving innovation to the benefit of the IP industry, to improve interactions between our customers, partners and teams.”

About CPA Global

CPA Global is a trusted IP management company, leading by blending new technology with unrivalled expertise to better many of the world’s respected corporations and law firms. Delivered by an outstanding global team of 2400 people, our integrated offering sets the standard for reliability and secure, verified IP data. For our customers, we minimise risk and deliver actionable IP intelligence for better decision making. Put simply, we take the hassle out of IP management, liberating our customers to focus on what they do best.

About ipan/Delegate Group

ipan/Delegate Group was formed in 2018 through the combination of Intellectual Property Associates Network (ipan) and Delegate (formerly Valipat/Envoy). Headquartered in Brussels, Belgium and Munich, Germany with offices globally, the Group’s customer centric approach to optimizing process and innovative web enabled platforms has made it the solution of choice for IP owners and law firms across the world. The Group offers services for annuities and renewals, EP validations, IP foreign filing and IP Recordals and three Intellectual Property Management Software (IPMS), namely Unycom, IPSS and IPfolio.