(A) A "special indorsement" means an indorsement that is made by the holder of an instrument, whether payable to an identified person or payable to the bearer, and that identifies a person to whom it makes the instrument payable. An instrument, when specially indorsed, becomes payable to the identified person and may be negotiated only by the indorsement of that person. section 1303.08 of the Revised Code applies to special indorsements.
(B) "Blank indorsement" means an indorsement that is made by the holder of the instrument and that is not a special indorsement. When an instrument is indorsed in blank, the instrument becomes payable to bearer and may be negotiated by transfer of possession alone until specially indorsed.
(C) The holder may convert a blank indorsement that consists only of a signature into a special indorsement by writing above the signature of the indorser words identifying the person to whom the instrument is made payable.
(D) "Anomalous indorsement" means an indorsement made by a person who is not the holder of the instrument. An "anomalous indorsement" does not affect the manner in which the instrument may be negotiated.
Effective Date: 08-19-1994