Porta & Consulenti Associati S.p.a. - Patents & Trademarks

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.


Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Suspension of terms pending before the Italian Patent & Trademark Office

Due to stricter measures to curb Covid-19, the Italian Patent & Trademark Office - UIBM - suspended all outstanding deadlines from February 23 to April 15, 2020, with the exception of the terms for the Appeals before the  Appeal Board. These deadlines are thus postponed to April 16, 2020. Nevertheless, PCA remains active and we believe to take advantage of this only where strictly necessary.

Moreover, industrial property rights lapsing between January 31 and April 15, 2020 will be valid till June 15, 2020.

Desk for financial loans under "Marchi+3" program: opening postponed due to the coronavirus (Covid-19)

Due to Covid-19 emergency, the opening of the desk for requesting financial loans according to the program Marchi+3 has been postponed to 9 am on 6 May 2020.