|Tipo di tesi||Tesi di laurea magistrale|
|Titolo||The Italian Sounding: A Research On The Effectiveness Of The International Legal Protection For Made In Italy Products|
|Titolo in inglese|
|Struttura||Dipartimento di Studi Linguistici e Culturali|
|Corso di studi||LANGUAGES FOR COMMUNICATION IN INTERNATIONAL ENTERPRISES AND ORGANIZATIONS - LINGUE PER LA COMUNICAZIONE NELL'IMPRESA E NELLE ORGANIZZAZIONI INTERNAZIONALI|
|Data inizio appello||2020-06-10|
|Disponibilità||Accesso limitato: si può decidere quali file della tesi rendere accessibili. Disponibilità mixed (scegli questa opzione se vuoi rendere inaccessibili tutti i file della tesi o parte di essi)|
|Data di rilascio||2060-06-10|
La tesi si compone di tre capitoli e ha come obiettivo principale quello di analizzare i fenomeni inerenti alla contraffazione e alla concorrenza sleale nell’ambito del settore agroalimentare italiano.
The thesis consists of three chapters which are intended to analyze the phenomena concerning counterfeiting and unfair competition in the Italian agri-food sector. The first chapter aims at retracing the evolution of PDOs, PGIs and the concept of Made in Italy, both from a legal and historical perspective. The second chapter aims at investigating unfair competition practices, focusing on the Italian Sounding phenomenon, with a closer look at European legislation, the several bilateral agreements and their effectiveness in the international framework. In addition, the role of associations will be deepened as well as the role of consumer protection bodies, which are responsible for the protection of Made in Italy products and quality schemes. The last chapter will mainly focus on how U.S. citizens perceive Italian agricultural products and foodstuffs, their ability to distinguish an authentic product from a counterfeit one and whether they are aware of the existence of the Italian Sounding phenomenon and the most common agri-food frauds. In this regard, an on-line survey was conducted among a sample of U.S. citizens aged between 16 and 86 years old. For the purpose of this work, several Italian firms and Conzorzi di Tutela (supervisory syndicates) have been interviewed in order to understand whether the legal protection tools available to them have proved effective in combating the Italian Sounding phenomenon. Finally, some possible theories and solutions will be discussed in order to try to tackle the Italian Sounding phenomenon, as well as those related to unfair competition.