Dirk indeed was in touch with mr Wiethof, the Managing Director of Dovo/Merkur, who has stated Dovo and Merkur are separate entities, and insolvency is Dovo only. Merkur is still a sound company and will continue.
The way, and this is not from the Wiethof mail but common sense, to help Merkur, possibly Dovo, is to buy stuff, and order directly from the dovomerkur webshop
Personally, the demise of Dovo saddens me as well. Apart from a long history in producing straights, they really produce terrific scissors. Absolutely terrific stuff. Obviously more expensive than all chinamade stuff, but absolutely fabulous quality as well, so experience has taught me.