Porta, Checcacci & Associati
Porta, Checcacci & Associati

Porta, Checcacci & 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.


Trade secrects (know how)

Sometimes innovation cannot be patented for lack of some requisites, but you can try to protect them as trade secrets. To do that, you need to show the economic value of the information and that “reasonable steps” have been taken to keep them secret, according to the Trade Secrets Regulations (SI 2018/597) that came into force on 9 June 2018. 

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MEXICO - Trademark “in use declaration”

For trademarks registered in Mexico since August 10, 2018, locally or through the International, it has become mandatory to file a Declaration of Use, which confirms the use of the trademark in the Central American country. The Declaration must be presented within the third year from the first registration and along with every renewal. In case of missing Declaration, the Local Trademark Office (IMPI) will cancel the registration from the register.