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President Barroso to visit OHIM


The President of the European Commission, José Manuel Durão Barroso, will visit the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) on April 10.

The visit will be focused on the work of OHIM and its staff. OHIM is the largest EU agency, and has been based in Alicante since 1994.

President Barroso will meet staff members from across OHIM’s departments and services during his trip to Alicante, including those who work in its multi-lingual trade mark and design registration operations.  He will also be briefed on OHIM’s research work and studies, as well as its projects inside and outside the EU.

President Barroso will end his visit by unveiling a commemorative plaque at the construction site of OHIM´s new wing to mark the Office’s 20th anniversary.

In the afternoon, he will meet Mr Mariano Rajoy, Prime Minister of Spain, in Madrid.