1161.09 Utilization of words suggesting that person or entity is engaged in savings bank business.

(A) A savings bank, savings and loan association, 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 this chapter and actually is engaged in carrying on a savings bank business, shall do business under any name or title that contains the terms "savings bank," "savings bank company," 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 bank or that leads any person to believe that the person's or entity's business is that of a savings bank.

(C) Upon application by the superintendent of financial institutions or any savings bank, a court of competent jurisdiction may issue an injunction to restrain any entity from violating or continuing to violate division (B) of this section.

(D) Division (B) of this section does not apply to any corporation or association formed for the purpose of promoting the interests of savings banks or other similar institutions, banks organized under Chapter 1101. of the Revised Code, or savings and loan associations organized under Chapter 1151. of the Revised Code.

Effective Date: 09-29-1999