8.2 Corporate names

Choose as the identifier for a corporate body the name by which it is commonly known in items issued by the body in the language and script of the catalog, or, when this condition does not apply, from reference sources in the language and script of the catalog.

If the corporate body has never used a name in the language and script of the catalog, choose as the identifier the name by which the corporate body is commonly known in items issued by the body in the country of incorporation or activity.

If the corporate body has a weak, generic name, identify it by placing the name of a parent body, including a jurisdiction, in front of the name of the body.

If a corporate body has changed its name, choose the latest name or form of name as the identifier. However, if there has been a change of identity connected with a name change, such as in the case of the merger of two or more different corporate bodies into one, or the split of one corporate body into two or more, create new corporate name identifiers for each new body with search also under references among each to link them in the catalog.

If two different corporate bodies have the same name, add place or any other information that will serve to identify each body unambiguously and distinguish them from each other.

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