1329.71 Suit by financial institution to enjoin use of name or logo - remedies.

(A) As used in this section, "financial institution" means any bank, savings and loan association, savings bank, or credit union; any affiliate or subsidiary of a bank, savings and loan association, savings bank, or credit union; or any registrant as defined in section 1321.51 of the Revised Code.

(B) Any financial institution may proceed by suit to enjoin the use of the financial institution's name or logo in connection with the sale, offering for sale, distribution, or advertising of any product or service without the express written consent of the financial institution, if such use is misleading or deceptive as to the source of origin or sponsorship of, or the affiliation with, the product or service. Any court of competent jurisdiction may grant injunctions to restrain such use as the court considers just and reasonable and may require the defendants to pay to the financial institution all profits derived from and all damages suffered by reason of the wrongful use of the name or logo.

(C) Notwithstanding division (B) of this section, the only remedies that are available for the wrongful use of a financial institution's name or logo by a registrant or licensee under sections 1322.01 to 1322.12 of the Revised Code are those set forth in section 1322.10 of the Revised Code or otherwise provided by statute or common law.

(D) The provisions of this section are not intended to be exclusive remedies and do not preclude the use of any other remedy provided by law.

Cite as R.C. § 1329.71

History. Effective Date: 11-05-2004