"[...] OHIM is launching a new website on 1 July. The site has been designed to be more welcoming while also providing professional users with easy access to the tools they need to register trade marks and designs and to manage their interactions with the office. The front page includes a "professional area" with direct links to MyPage, legal texts and case-law. There is also quick access from every page to OHIM's databases and to the e-filing tools and forms.
The new site, which has been developed after consultation with users, includes better search features, an expanded news service, and access to basic information to help less frequent visitors orient themselves. The content has been rewritten and reorganised, and OHIM will also be introducing interactive elements including user discussions, polling and multimedia. More information will be made available progressively over the coming weeks to help users make the transition to the new website. [...]"
Until then, keep fingers crossed, hoping that the website will not fall victim to some sort of guys who do pay more attention to trendy gorgeous design gimmikcs like flash animations or huge colourful but effectively dysfunctional images than to pure and robust functionality for information-seeking users.
That's good news. including the top links on the front page will create a lot ease for the users going through MyPage, case- law and other pages without any frustration. Providing access to OHIM's database is a good feature too.