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Title 605 | Chapter 001 | Regulation 091


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605 KAR 1:091.Motor vehicle dealership names.

Section 1.

The trade name of a licensee shall incorporate the words used cars, auto sales, auto mart, or other similar wording clearly identifiable as a motor vehicle dealer.

(1)

A licensee, other than a franchised new motor vehicle dealer, shall not use the name of any make of motor vehicle as a part of the dealership business name.

(2)

The adoption of the name of a make of motor vehicle in a trade name or advertising in this manner shall constitute false or misleading advertising within the meaning of KRS 190.040 and shall be grounds for the denial, suspension, or revocation of a license.

Section 2.

The commission shall deny an Application for Motor Vehicle Dealer License, TC 98-1, incorporated by reference in 605 KAR 1:030, if the name or proposed trade name of the licensee is the same or so similar to the name or trade name of an existing, unrelated licensee that the proposed name would confuse or otherwise mislead the public into believing that the two (2) licensees are the same or related.

(1)

If no other grounds are cited for the denial of the Application for Motor Vehicle Dealer License, TC 98-1, incorporated by reference in 605 KAR 1:030, the applicant may reapply.

(2)

Reapplication with a new trade name shall be submitted within ten (10) days of denial without remitting an additional application fee.

HISTORY: (48 Ky.R. 1677, 2207; eff. 2-16-2022.)

FILED WITH LRC: January 10, 2022
CONTACT PERSON: Suzanne Baskett, Executive Staff Advisor, Kentucky Motor Vehicle Commission, 200 Mero Street, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601, phone (502) 573-1000, fax (502) 227-8082, email Suzanne.Baskett@ky.gov.

7-Year Expiration: 2/16/2029

Last Action: 2/17/2022


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