Thursday 1st May 1924
DMG entered into an Agreement of Mutual Interest with Karl Benz’s Benz & Cie that would be valid until the year 2000. They each continued to produce and sell their separate brands, however. In 1926 the two companies merged into Daimler-Benz, agreeing to use a new brand, Mercedes-Benz, for all their products although the new company retained rights to the Daimler trademark. That company became DaimlerChrysler after another merger and revived the Maybach brand name as a luxury make in 2002.