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.


Toyota Prius falls in a hole in India

The Toyota Prius hybrid car was launched in Japan in 1997 and gradually, shortly before sales, the trademark registrations also where extended. India wasn’t not considered mature for the expensive car and the brand was not registered there.


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Euipo issued a communication about Brexit in which it takes note of the date in which UK will exit the EU, i.e. March 30, 2019.

The European Office informs that, if no special agreement will be stipulated between UK and EU on the effects of EUTMs and of EUTDs in the UK after the Brexit, all of them will cease to have effect in the UK. 

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