2019 Florida Statutes
(1) The name of every international development bank shall include the words “Development Bank.” The use of the words “National,” “Federal,” “United States,” “Insured,” or “Guaranteed,” separately or in any combination thereof with other words or syllables, is prohibited as part of the corporate name of an international development bank unless authorized by federal law.
(2) Unless it is lawfully authorized to do business in this state under the provisions of this part and actually is engaged in carrying on a development banking business, no person, firm, company, association, fiduciary, partnership, or corporation, either domestic or foreign, shall do business under any name or title which contains the words “Development Bank”; use any name or sign or circulate or use any letterhead, billhead, circular, or paper whatever; or advertise or represent in any manner which indicates or reasonably implies that its business is the character or kind of business carried on or transacted by an international development bank or which is likely to lead any person to believe that its business is that of an international development bank. Any person who violates any provision of this subsection shall be punished by a fine of not more than $5,000, per day, or part thereof, during which such violation continues and shall be subject to such other penalties as may be provided by law.
History.—ss. 1, 5, ch. 86-82; s. 3, ch. 89-110; s. 1, ch. 91-307; s. 1, ch. 92-303.