(A) A savings and loan association, savings bank, or bank may use in its name, with other words not forbidden by law, any of the following words or combinations of words: "savings," "building," "loan," "savings and loan," "building and loan, "bank," "banker," or "banking."
(B) Except as provided in division (A) of this section, no person, firm, company, association, fiduciary, partnership, or corporation, either domestic or foreign, unless the person or entity is lawfully authorized to do business in this state under the provisions of this chapter and actually is engaged in carrying on a savings and loan association business or making loans as authorized under section 1151.296 of the Revised Code, shall do business under any name or title that contains the terms "savings association," "savings and loan association," "building and loan association," "building association," or any combination employing either or both of the words "building" or "loan" with the words "saving" or "savings," or words of similar import, or use any name or sign or circulate or use any letterhead, billhead, circular or paper whatever, or advertise or represent in any manner that indicates that the person's or entity's business is the character or kind of business carried on or transacted by a savings and loan association or that leads any person to believe that the person's or entity's business is that of a savings and loan association. Upon application by the superintendent of financial institutions or any savings and loan association, a court of competent jurisdiction may issue an injunction to restrain any such entity from violating or continuing to violate any of the provisions of this division. The prohibitions of this division shall not apply to any corporation or association formed for the purpose of promoting the interests of savings and loan associations, the membership of which is comprised of thrift institutions or their officers or other representatives.
Effective Date: 09-29-1999 .