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.


ITALY at 12th place in the world in "IP INDEX 2019"

The Global Innovation Policy Centre, an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, has just published its annual report for the year 2019, wherein it assesses the IP infrastructure of the world's major economies and assigns an "IP INDEX" based on 45 indicators, which are fundamental for the growth of effective IP systems and which cover the categories: patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, commercialization of IP assets, enforcement, systemic efficiency, and membership and ratification of international treaties.
Italy ranks 12th this year (confirming its 2018 position), behind U.S.A., Great Britain, Sweden, France, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Japan, Switzerland, Singapore and Spain.


Singapore will launch the brand new Registry of Geographical Indications as of 1 April 2019. Applications for registration for geographical indications will also be accepted from 1 April 2019.