20(d) Explain the relationship between the applied-for gTLD string and the community identified in 20(a)

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gTLDFull Legal NameE-mail suffixDetail
.merckMerck KGaAbettinger.deView

The applied-for “.MERCK” string is identical to the Merck Community’s distinctive corporate name and globally famous trademark. The individual companies which comprise the Merck Community actively self-identify as members of the Merck Community, and utilize the Merck name within their own corporate titles. Members of the public recognize the name Merck as corresponding to the Merck Community and its constituent members.

The word “Merck” has no dictionary or generic meaning, but denotes the Merck Community’s products and worldwide identity.

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