OHIM's perplexing management strikes again, denies Council a voice over president

The race for the new president of the OHIM seems all but over. Yesterday's surprise announcement means Antonio Campinos has won so much support from OHIM's Administrative Board that only his name will be forwarded for consideration by the European Council. OHIM's rules have created a potentially sticky situation as they have led to the board giving the Council no choice: it must appoint Campinos or no one.

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