The European Patent Office (EPO) has announced that it has reached an agreement with the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (OHIM) focused on raising IP awareness and improving their services.

According to 

EPO President Benoît Battistelli "successful innovation strategies also build on the efficient use of strong trade marks and design rights". A closer collaboration of these two bodies is, therefore, essential.

Source
European Patent Office, www.epo.org