Some interesting stuff in today's Alicante News from OHIM:
In the first year of the EC's accession to the Madrid Protocol, it has been designated in more than 6,500 applications received by WIPO in Geneva. On the basis of the designations received at OHIM, the top 10 offices of origin are:
followed by Australia, UK, Italy, Japan and Austria in that order.
In that same period, OHIM received more than 1,800 international applications from CTM owners in Germany, the UK, Spain, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, Austria, Finland and Ireland.
There is also quite a good article on Community designs, "What is your design protected against?"