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The Firm

The firm Porta & Consulenti Associati S.p.A. is a tailor-made counseling boutique operating at 360 degrees in the field of industrial property on an international level.

It was founded in 1991 by highly experienced professionals from different realities and has chosen Milan as its business location.
Thanks to the expertise of its professionals and back office staff, the firm PCA has developed over the years a deep knowledge of every aspect of industrial law applied to trade and industry, providing technical-legal advice in the field of patents, designs, trademarks, domain names and copyright.

Who We Are
It is us. You can see us, you can know us.

Who We Are    /      It is us. You can see us, you can know us.

Each of us, starting from the professionals and down to each staff member, is an expert in the field of industrial property.
Search and find out the right professional to help, support and advise you in your business project with competence and confidentiality. Different technical/law degrees, peculiar specializations, different experiences: we cover all industrial sectors and all disciplines.


11.8 millions only

14 November 2023|

This is - according to the Wipo  Annual Report - the number of trademark applications filed in the world in 2022, down by more than 15% compared to 2021; this is the first reduction in the quantity since the 2008 financial crisis (in 2009 the drop was, however, only 1.4%, but on a total three and a half times lower [...]

First decision of the UPC Court of Appeal

8 November 2023|

The Order of 16 October 2023 of the UPC Court of Appeal establishes that the service of a Statement of claim without annexes does not affect the validity of the service, provided that the Statement of claim clearly outlines the subject matter and grounds of the action. The Court emphasises that only annexes that are indispensable for understanding the action [...]

Protecting company names in China

16 October 2023|

On October 1, 2023, the regulations for implementing the provisions on the administration of enterprise name registration issued by the China Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) came into force. The Rules apply to enterprises that need to register activities in China, including all domestic entities and branches of foreign companies. As a fundamental principle, the Rules establish that the declaration [...]

EPO “ten-day rule” to be abolished with effect from 1 November 2023

26 September 2023|

Under the current Rule 126(2) EPC, relating to notification by postal services, Communications sent by the EPO are deemed to have been delivered on the tenth day following the date printed on the Communication ("Ten-Day Rule"), effectively postponing by ten days any time limit calculated from the date printed on the document. Due to the instantaneous notifications in the digital [...]

Work With Us

The firm Porta & Consulenti Associati personally and carefully takes care of the selection and training of its professionals and assistants.

You can send your curriculum vitae directly here or by post to our office:
Porta & Consulenti Associati S.p.A. – Via Vittoria Colonna 4 – 20149 Milan

The CV must contain the authorization to the processing of personal data pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2016/679.

Job Opportunities

Junior patent professional/attorney with experience in the mechanical/electronic sector.

Italian and/or European patent attorney with experience in the chemical sector.


Our Location

Porta & Consulenti Associati S.p.A.
Via Vittoria Colonna, 4
20149 Milan
Ph. +39 02 58 300 013
Fax +39 02 58 301 263