On 10 April 2014, José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, visited the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) in Alicante. The visit has been focused on the work of OHIM and its staff. OHIM is the largest EU agency, and has been based in Alicante since 1994. José Manuel Barroso met staff members from across OHIM’s departments and services, including those who work in its multi-lingual trade mark and design registration operations. He has been briefed on OHIM’s research work and studies, as well as its projects inside and outside the EU. He ended his visit by unveiling a commemorative plaque at the construction site of OHIM´s new wing to mark the Office’s 20th anniversary.