1301:5-3-03 Approval and rejection of brokerage business names.

Any name proposed for use by an individual, partnership, association, corporation, limited liability company or limited liability partnership shall be approved by the superintendent if it meets the following requirements:

(A) The proposed name is not the same as or clearly distinguishable from a name registered with the division of real estate by any existing real estate brokerage, provided that the superintendent may approve the use of a brokerage business name even where the proposed name is not such as to distinguish it from any other existing licensee where written consent from the licensee using the same or similar name is filed with the division of real estate.

(B) The proposed name shall not be misleading or be likely to mislead the public.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 06/25/2012 and 06/30/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4735.10
Rule Amplifies: 4735.06
Prior Effective Dates: 7/1/1975, 12/4/1981, 9/24/2000