Mr. Craig Thorn 

Managing partner of DTB Associates LLP, on behalf of the Consortium for Common Food Names trade organization (CCFN)

Trademarks and Geographical Names session

Craig Thorn focuses on issues related to the World Trade Organization (WTO), international trade negotiations, regulatory trade barriers and biotechnology.  He advises trade associations, companies and governments on disputes under the WTO and other international trade agreements.  He is a recognized expert on the applicability of WTO rules to regulatory measures governing biotechnology, geographical indications and other forms of government regulation affecting trade. He maintains a broad range of international contacts and has provided technical assistance to the governments of Vietnam, Honduras, Korea, Chile, Russia, Latvia and Ukraine.  He has testified before Congress on international trade issues.