For the purpose of this rule, an "individual debtor name" means any name provided as a debtor name in a UCC record in a format that identifies the name as that of a debtor who is an individual, without regard to the nature or character of the name or to the nature or character of the actual debtor.
(A) Individual name fields. The names of individuals are stored in files that include only the names of individuals, and not organization debtor names. Separate data entry fields are established for first (given), middle (given), and last names (surnames or family names) of individuals. The name of a debtor with a single name (e.g., "Cher") is treated as a last name and shall be entered in the last name field. The filing officer assumes no responsibility for the accurate designation of the components of a name but shall accurately enter the data in accordance with the filer's designations.
(B) Titles, prefixes and suffixes. Titles, prefixes, and suffixes or indications of status (e.g. "M.D.") are not typically part of the debtor's name. However, when entering a "name" into the UCC information management system, the data will be entered exactly as they appear.
(C) Truncation - individual names. Personal name fields in the UCC information management system are fixed in length. Although filers should continue to provide full names on their UCC records, a name that exceeds the fixed length is entered as presented to the filing officer, up to the maximum length of the data entry field. The length of data entry name fields are as follows:
(1) First name: one hundred characters.
(2) Middle name: one hundred characters.
(3) Last name: one hundred characters.
(4) Suffix: ten characters.
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 10/21/2010 and 07/15/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 1309.526
Rule Amplifies: 1309.519
Prior Effective Dates: 7/3/01 (Emer.), 9/20/01.