Please, read this notice carefully. Access to and use of this platform (hereinafter also referred to as the “Website”) are subject to the following conditions. Should you disagree with these conditions, we must ask you not to use msearch. By using msearch, you declare that you accept the following Terms of Use.

Access to this platform

Access to this platform is free of charge. We reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide trough this platform without notice. We will not be liable if for any reasonthis platform is unavailable at any time or for any period. Access to some parts or the whole of the Website may be restricted from time to time to users.

Exclusion of Liability

Neither we nor our affiliates accept no liability for: – The accuracy or completeness or use of, nor any liability to update, the information contained on msearch™. These materials are provided “as is” or “as described”, without warranty, condition or guarantee of any kind, either express or implied (whether by statute, common law or equity), including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement; or – Any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with this platform or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use ofthis platform, any websites linked to it and any materials referenced including without limitation any liability for: a) LOSS OF INCOME OR REVENUE; b) LOSS OF BUSINESS; c) LOSS OF PROFITS OR CONTRACTS; d) LOSS OF ANTICIPATED SAVINGS; e) LOSS OR CORRUPTION OF DATA; f) LOSS OF USE; g) LOSS OF GOODWILL; OR h) ANY OTHER LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND, HOWSOEVER ARISING AND WHETHER CAUSED BY TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), BREACH OF CONTRACT OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF FORESEEABLE.

This does not affect our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, or any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

Legal notes

This platform is operated by Merck KGaA in Darmstadt, Germany. All rights to this platform’s design and functionalities or arising from the same shall remain with Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany. We may modify the Website and/or discontinue its operation at any time without prior announcement, either wholly or in parts, at its own discretion and without accepting liability. Neither we are, under an obligation to update the content of this Web site. This Website may also contain or reference patents, proprietary information, technologies, products, processes or other proprietary rights of Merck KGaA Darmstad Germany and/or other parties. No licence to, or right in, any such intellectual property rights, such as trademarks, patents, trade secrets, technologies, products, processes and other proprietary rights of Merck Group of companies and/or other parties is granted or awarded to you. International users must observe the special provisions under local legislation. Users in the United States are subject to the conditions of use for the Web sites of our U.S. companies.


Viruses, Hacking and other Offences

You must not misuse this platform by introducing viruses, Trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to this platform, or any server, computer or database connected to it.

By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities. In the event of such a breach, your right to use this platform will cease immediately.

We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of this platform or to your downloading of any material published on it, or on any website linked to it.


We may, in our sole discretion, modify this terms and conditions without notice to you. Therefore, please continue to review theterms and conditions when using this platform. By continuing to access and use this platform after the terms and conditions have been modified, you are agreeing to such modifications.

To the extent that any provisions of these terms and conditions are held to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable, then such provisions shall be severed and deleted without affecting the enforceability of the remaining provisions.

These terms and conditions are governed by German law. The Courts of Frankfurt am Main will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to our Site and/or use of any Application, although we reserve the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of these conditions in your country of residence or any other relevant country.


Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany (“Merck”) and our licensors, vendors, agents, and/or our content providers retain ownership of all intellectual property rights of any kind related to the Liquid Design System and it’s visual / functional assets and the M Font including the website and services under www.emd.design (“Website”).
All rights reserved to the copyright holders.

Subject to the limitations set forth herein Merck grants to its partners, suppliers, agencies and other third parties working together with Merck delivering, supporting or facilitating digital products of Merck (“Partners” or “You”) the following license free-of-charge as long as such Partners have a current, non-expired and valid contractual relationship with Merck:

You are granted a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, revocable and non-sublicensable license to use the Website, the Liquid Design System and it’s visual / functional assets and the M Font as stated on the Website and its functionalities and to reproduce, prepare derivative works, publicly display, publicly perform solely for performing your obligations under the contract with Merck.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, for each of all sub-dependencies (which are listed as such in the package.json respectively the package-lock.json or yarn.lock files or in any other dependency lock file included in the library), the license of the author of the dependency applies.

If you have used the Liquid Design System we are very interested in your outcomes and much appreciate if you would share them with us through our e-mail address: liquid@emdgroup.com