111-11-62 Search methodology.

Search results are produced by the application of search logic to the name presented to the filing officer. Human judgment does not play a role in determining the results of the search.

The following rules apply to searches:

(A) There is no limit to the number of matches that may be returned in response to the search criteria.

(B) No distinction is made between upper and lower case letters.

(C) Punctuation marks and accents are disregarded.

(D) Words and abbreviations at the end of a name that indicate the existence or nature of an organization as set forth in the "Ending Noise Words" list as promulgated and adopted by the international association of corporation administrators are disregarded.

(E) The word "the" at the beginning of the search criteria is disregarded.

(F) All spaces are disregarded.

(G) For first and middle names of individuals, initials are treated as the logical equivalent of all names that begin with such initials, and first name and no middle name or initial is equated with all middle names and initials. For example, a search request for "John A. Smith" would cause the search to retrieve all filings against all individual debtors with "John" or the initial "J" as the first name, "Smith" as the last name, and with the initial "A" or any name beginning with "A" in the middle name field. If the search request were for "John Smith" (first and last names with no designation in the middle name field), the search would retrieve all filings against individual debtors with "John" or the initial "J" as the first name, "Smith" as the last name and with any name or initial or no name or initial in the middle name field.

(H) After using the preceding rules to modify the name to be searched the search will reveal only names of debtors that are contained in unlapsed financing statements and exactly match the name requested, as modified.

Effective: 01/07/2011
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 10/21/2010 and 07/15/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 1309.526, 1309.506, 1309.523
Rule Amplifies: 1309.506, 1309.523
Prior Effective Dates: 7/3/01 (Emer.), 9/20/01.