États-Unis d'Amérique
Indications géographiques
7. Please explain how geographical indications are protected under Italy’s law, as required by TRIPS Articles 22 and 23.
Under the provisions currently in force in Italy, geographical indications are protected by Article 31 of Legislative Decree No. 198 of 19 March 1996, which complies with the requirements laid down in Articles 22 and 23 of the TRIPS Agreement. It should be pointed out that such protection results from considering an act of unfair competition, as per Article 2598 of the Civil Code, any use of geographical indications in a manner capable to mislead the public.