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Monday, 12 April 2010

Breaking news: OHIM Board decision on Top Dogs

No, says the IPKat, this is not a Board of Appeal ruling on the registrability of the sign TOP DOGS. This is the set of decisions by the Administrative Board of the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (OHIM) on the names of candidates whom it recommends for appointment as the top dogs that will be holding some of the Office's most senior positions.


According to the OHIM website,
"The Administrative Board has prepared a list with a single candidate (Mr Campinos) to be appointed by the Council as President of OHIM. The Administrative Board has prepared a list with three candidates to be appointed by the Council as Vice-President of OHIM. The Administrative Board has prepared a list with a single candidate (Mr Maier) to be appointed by the Council as President of the Boards of Appeal of OHIM".
Antonio is currently Chairperson of the Administrative Board and Paul Maier is the present incumbent as President of the Boards of Appeal. All nominees -- Messrs Campinos and Maier and the three innominate Vice-Presidential nominees (this being a job which only one can have at a time) -- must now await the decision of the Council of Ministers.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh, no, here we go again with the inbreeding between the OHIM management and the AB/BC...

Anonymous said...

Just like the EPO. The selection board decides that they are better than any other candidate so nominate one of their own to a well-paid post.

Democracy, democracy! My kingdom for democracy!

Anonymous said...

This may explain why one-name lists have become so popular in the OHIM in the last years.

Anonymous said...

Well,,,aparently the expected changes wont be that big, if the proposed candite is nominated.
and, that it what OHIM needs. Changes.

Anonymous said...

A "list" with a single candidate? That means they don't even bother to make it look kosher.

Alexander said...

Not knowing that if you are an member of the AB you can vote for yourself, no conflict of interest?

Alexander said...

OHIM seems more like a male or an inbreeding organisation between the OHIM management and the AB/BC

Breaking Daily News said...

he Administrative Board has prepared a list with a single candidate (Mr. Maier) to be appointed by the Council as President of the Boards of Appeal of OHIM.

not again :-?

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