Porta, Checcacci & Associati

Porta & Consulenti Associati S.p.A., in short PCA, is an Italian IP firm focusing on the practice of Intellectual Property. Founded in 1991 and based in Milan, PCA has been offering technical-legal advice for many years to national and international customers for a better exploitation and a more effective protection of exclusive rights in the field of patents, designs, copyrights, trademarks, domain names, licenses, or a combination thereof.

News

News on trademarks
24/06/2019

- The General Court of the EU confirmed on appeal the annulment of the Adidas trademark consisting of the three oblique and parallel stripes. The registration was granted in 2014, but in 2016 the Belgian company Shoe Branding Europe had asked for its invalidation due to lack of distinctive character, both intrinsic and acquired as a result of use (secondary meaning). 

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Plant variety: Pinova Apple
24/06/2019

The Pinova variety apple was obtained by the German Sächsisches Landesamt für Umwelt, Landwirtschaft und Geologie and registered since 1995 at the Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO). Another Teutonic company challenged its validity, claiming that the variety was on sale before the registration request, a circumstance that would have destroyed the novelty and, therefore, the validity of the registration.

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