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.


Trademarks in DUBAI

In Dubai trademark holders can now perform a custom recordation without spending for official fees. In 2017 alone, 26,2 million of pieces of counterfeit goods were seized the little emirate.


As far as trademarks are concerned, 2017 was a record year for filings and Italy ranked 4th behind Germany, USA and China. The number of applications was 146.418 with an increase of 8% compared to 2016 and of these 53% concerned "word” marks, i.e. without graphic connotation. Of course, the number of applications granted is lower, about 130.000. The number of oppositions is constant, about 18.00 (source EUIPO).