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.


A new multinational system on the (East) horizon for trademark protection

Between the end of 2020 and 2021 the Agreement on the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) should enter into force which will result in an uniform system of protection for trademarks and designations of origin in the acceding States, which are RUSSIA, ARMENIA, BELARUS, KAZAKHSTAN, KYRGYZSTAN. 

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Suspension of terms pending before the European Trademark and Design Office (EUIPO)

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the EUIPO decided that all time limits expiring from 9 March 2020 are extended to 18 May 2020.

Nevertheless, PCA remains active and we believe to take advantage of this only where strictly necessary.