The Symposium



This one-day symposium will focus on the laws that support Italy’s most valued and globally exported products. The “Made in Italy” branding depends on a complex legal regime permeating all aspects of development, production, and global export. It also stands behind representations of excellence and quality. Speakers will address a variety of “Made in Italy” products and the formal and informal rules that define, support and – in some cases -- undermine them. The labor relations behind olive oil production, the geographic indicators that signal unique wine flavors and tastes, the property regime that enables certain types of agricultural production, secured lending laws tailored to cheese and prosciutto production, the regulation of grains in the making of quality pasta, and a few others. The symposium at the FIU College of Law is scheduled on February 21, 2020, during the week of the South Beach Wine and Food Festival. The papers presented will be subsequently published in the FIU Law Review in a special symposium edition.

Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors.

Sponsorship Opportunities and Donations

To sponsor the Made in Italy Symposium, please contact Professor Jorge Esquirol at esquirol@fiu.edu.

For donations to FIU Law Review or the Made in Italy Symposium, please contact Jasmin Grant at jagrant@fiu.edu.

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2020
Friday, February 21st
8:00 AM

Registration & Breakfast

Atrium, FIU College of Law

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

9:00 AM

Welcome

Large Courtroom, FIU College of Law

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Jorge Esquirol, Professor, Florida International University College of Law

Antony Page, Dean, Florida International University College of Law

9:15 AM

Panel 1: Italian Coffee & Healthy Foods

Large Courtroom, FIU College of Law

9:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Contract Law in the Agri-Food Chain
Bianca Gardella Tedeschi, Università del Piemonte Orientale “A. Avogadro”

Safe and Healthy: How EU Food Law Has Disrupted an Imaginary
Maria Rosaria Marella, Università degli Studi di Perugia

The Legal Architecture of Coffee
Helena Alviar García, Sciences Po Law School, Paris

Tradition, Authenticity and Provenance in European Food Governance and Beyond

Lorenzo Bairati, Universita di Scienze Gastronomiche di Pollenzo

10:30 AM

Espresso Break

Atrium, FIU College of Law

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

11:00 AM

Panel 2: Pasta and Tomato Sauce

Large Courtroom, FIU College of Law

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

The Magic of Pasta al Dente: The Italian Struggle over Durum Wheat before the European Court of Justice
Fernanda Nicola, American University Washington College of Law and Gino Scaccia, Università degli Studi di Teramo

Gangmastering and the Italian “Passata”: The Legal Construction of Cheap Labor Behind the Globalized Italian Tomato

Tomaso Ferrando, University of Bristol Law School, UK & University of Antwerp, Belgium

'Made in Italy' and the Globalization of Production: A Law Story
Daniela Caruso, Boston University School of Law

12:30 PM

Spaghetti Lunch

Atrium, FIU College of Law

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

2:00 PM

Panel 3: Architecture, Fashion and Design

Large Courtroom, FIU College of Law

2:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Italian Style: on Law, Architecture and Design “Made in Italy”
Giovanni Marini, Università degli Studi di Perugia

Fashion Made in Italy: Tradition, Protection and a Look into a Sustainable Future
Barbara Pozzo, Università degli Studi dell’Insubria, Como

Culturally Identifiable Fashion: what role for GI’s?
Janewa Osei-Tutu, Florida International University College of Law

3:45 PM

Fashionable Pause

Atrium, FIU College of Law

3:45 PM - 4:15 PM

4:15 PM

Panel 4: Bruschetta and Wine

Large Courtroom, FIU College of Law

4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

Securing Credit for Made in Italy Products: The Case of Prosciutto, Cheese and Grappa
Jorge Esquirol, Florida International University College of Law

Mozzarella di Bufala: The Legal Construction of an Iconic Cheese
Michele Graziadei, Università degli Studi di Torino

Like Oil Floating on Water: EU Law and the “Great Tree Massacre” of Puglia’s Olive Groves
Tommaso Pavone, Princeton University

5:30 PM

Wine & Cheese Reception

Atrium, FIU College of Law

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM