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100-made-in-italyLaw 166/2009 Article 16

Art. 16.
Made in Italy, and entirely Italian products

1. A product is considered to be entirely Italian and classified as "Made in Italy" under the current legislation, if it was designed, planned, produced and packaged exclusively on the Italian territory.
2. With one or more decrees of the Ministry of Economic Development, together with the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, for the European policies and for the regulatory simplification, the modes of paragraph 1 application can be defined.
3. For the purposes of paragraph 4 application, the usage of false sales/brand indication is understood as misleading utilisation of the 'made in Italy' label aimed at commercial communication, or rather the affixing of Italian trademarks to products and goods not originating from Italy, or to sales packages, or else to goods presented to the customs control for the release to consumption, to free circulation, or to retail.
4. A sales indication that presents a product as entirely produced in Italy, such as "100% made in Italy", "100% Italia" or "tutto italiano", in whichever language, or anything else which may lead the consumer to believe that the product was entirely produced in Italy, or signs or figures which induce the same mistaken belief, beyond the assumptions provided in paragraphs 1 and 2, is punishable with application of criminal penalties under Article 517 of the Criminal Code, increased by one-third.
5. In Article 4 (49) of Law 350/2003, after the words "misleading commercial practices", the following is inserted: "except cases, provided in paragraph 49-2".
6. After paragraph 49 of Article 4 of Law 350/2003, the following is added:
"49-2. Prohibits the use of misleading trademarks by the brand holder or licensee in such a way as to lead the consumer to believe that the product or good is of Italian origin, according to the EU rules of origin, unless it is accompanied with relevant, precise and clear indications regarding the foreign origin or provenance, or however, sufficient to avoid any misunderstanding of the actual origin of the product, or rather with an acknowledgment made by the brand holder or licensee, that information about the real origin of the product will be provided during the commercial phase. The offender will be punished with an administrative penalty of between €10,000 and €250,000.
49-3. The administrative confiscation of the product or good, referred to in paragraph 49-2, is always applicable, unless the information mentioned above is affixed, at the expense of the brand holder or licensee responsible of the illicit actions, directly on the product, on the packaging, or in the accompanying documents for the consumer".
7. The provisions, referred to in paragraphs 5 and 6, are applied after forty-five days from the date of entry into force of this Decree.
8. Article 17 (4) of Law 99/2009 is repealed.
8-2. In order to improve the competitiveness of Italian agricultural products and to support the "Made in Italy" label, after paragraph 2 of Article 1 of Legislative Decree 297/2004, the following is inserted:
2-2. The case is not punishable, pursuant to paragraph 2, if the subject under control was authorized for de-branding under the issued regulations, subject to approval of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry. The authorization should be provided by the Consortium or, in case of the absence of the Consortium's recognition, by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, and government grants shouldn't be used for de-branding of the product in question. A special decree of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry identifies the terms and conditions related to the de-branding activity.
2-3. The authorization for product de-branding must be conveyed by the concerned person to the control body, and does not exempt from liabilities towards the Consortium and the control structure".

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Tradehouse is an artisan company that produces leather handbags and accessories, making part of best "Made in Italy" tradition. All our creations are implemented in the factory of Civitanova Marche. But we also make use of the help of local laboratories and experienced professionals.

In the course of time, we have learnt to combine traditional methods of leather craftsmanship with the usage of innovative technologies.

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