PCA, in the person of its professionals,
is associated with international organizations, such as:
AIPPI, FICPI, UNION, LES, INTA, ECTA, MARQUES.
PCA took out the insurance policy n. 95NA0509 with the company Zurich, with an upper limit of 4Million€, for the damages arising from the exercise of its professional activity, including the storing of documents received by customers.
PCA implemented a series of privacy protection procedures which were added to its special security planning program. A copy of said procedures is available upon request.
As members of the Association of Intellectual Property Consultants, PCA’s agents are required to comply with:
i) Article 206 of the Industrial Property Code, which provides for the professional secrecy obligation, referring to Article 200 of the code of criminal procedure;
ii) the code of ethics (available at the web address http://www.ordine-brevetti.it/page/codice-deontologico), which provides as follows: without prejudice to the regulation governing the professional secrecy obligation referred to in Article 206 of the Industrial Property Code, the Consultant is required to keep strictly confidential any information and document received during the performance of his/her professional assignment, the opinions and suggestions given, as well as the exchange of communications with the customer or with the government offices and with other Consultants involved in the procedure, except for what is already of public domain.
In addition to the specific consultancy on the set up and protection of intangible assets and to the traditional administrative management of the intellectual property portfolio, our firm offers a complete range of collateral services that are aimed at enhancing and exploiting these rights, to achieve a balance between better protection and management cost-effectiveness: we assist clients, who carry out transactions of intellectual property rights, by means of the appropriate administrative due diligence worldwide and the registrations resulting from the transfer of ownership; we offer opinions in advertising law and in relation to unfair competition for the misappropriation of other’s attributes; we support clients in obtaining economic benefits in the field of industrial property (regional and national tenders, vouchers, etc.).
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