At the time of filing, this trade mark was owned by Consorzio Del Prosciutto Di Parma. This is a non-profit voluntary consortium of "Parma Ham" producers set up in 1963 with the objectives of safeguarding the genuine product, its tradition and the image represented by the designation 'Parma'. Since 1970, when the first law on Parma Ham was passed, it is the official body in charge of safeguarding, protecting and promoting the Designation of Origin “Prosciutto di Parma”. It can be joined by legally recognized companies operating under the Parma Ham PDO control system, as defined by and with the methods specified by current regulations set forth by PDO and GPI protection consortia
The rules governing the use of this registration certify conformity with the provisions of current laws of every phase of the production process. It also certifies that all users are “entrepreneurs”.