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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.

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Italy - News on trademarks
22/02/2019

The Director of the Italian Patent and Trademark Office – UIBM, Mrs. Loredana Gulino, who has certainly modernized the structure and mentality of the Office during the years of its management, also recognizing the high value of collaboration with the Association of the Italian Industrial Property Consultants, has been alternated by Mr. Amedeo Teti, who is expected to bring his own international experience to the Office, whose services are the business card of an industrial nation.

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Italy – New on Patents
22/02/2019

In the patent field, a Decree was approved, which among other things establishes a common jurisdiction for all participating countries, with exclusive jurisdiction over actions of infringement, counterfeiting, revocation, verification of nullity or non-infringement of European patents, as well as preliminary injunctions, counterclaims, actions for damages also in relation to supplementary protection certificates issued on the basis of a European patent: this is the so-called "Unitary Patent". Unlike the European Design and Trademark, only the phase of legal protection is unitary and not the procedural one, which remains that of the well-tested European Patent (which has nothing to do with the EU).