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.


Benelux - Actions for the invalidation of registered trademarks

In implementation of the renewed European Trademark rules, in Benelux it is now possible to act for the invalidation of a registered trademark before the Trademark Office (BOIP) rather than in Court. This is true both or absolute (descriptiveness, forfeiture for non-use) and relative grounds. It is hoped that this will result in time and costs savings for trademark holders. This solution is not allowed for unregistered trademarks, Trade Names and Domain Names. 

BREXIT – a first agreement

An agreement has been signed by the UK and the EU in relation to some aspects of Industrial Property.

It is still unclear whether the UK will introduce taxes to ensure continuity of the protection of rights listed below, but at least we know how they will be regulated.

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