4165.04 Exceptions.

(A) This chapter does not apply to either of the following:

(1) Conduct that is in compliance with the orders or rules of, or a statute administered by, a federal, state, or local governmental agency;

(2) Publishers, broadcasters, printers, or other persons who are engaged in the dissemination of information or reproduction of printed or pictorial matter and who publish, broadcast, or reproduce material without knowledge of its deceptive character.

(B) Divisions (A)(2) and (3) of section 4165.02 of the Revised Code do not apply to the use of a service mark, trademark, certification mark, collective mark, trade name, or other trade identification that was used and not abandoned before September 25, 1969, if the use was in good faith and otherwise is lawful except for this chapter.

Effective Date: 03-30-1999 .