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336.3-204 MS 1990 [Repealed, 1992 c 565 s 114]
336.3-204 ENDORSEMENT.
(a) "Endorsement" means a signature, other than that of a signer as maker, drawer, or
acceptor, that alone or accompanied by other words is made on an instrument for the purpose
of (i) negotiating the instrument, (ii) restricting payment of the instrument, or (iii) incurring
endorser's liability on the instrument, but regardless of the intent of the signer, a signature and its
accompanying words is an endorsement unless the accompanying words, terms of the instrument,
place of the signature, or other circumstances unambiguously indicate that the signature was made
for a purpose other than endorsement. For the purpose of determining whether a signature is made
on an instrument, a paper affixed to the instrument is a part of the instrument.
(b) "Endorser" means a person who makes an endorsement.
(c) For the purpose of determining whether the transferee of an instrument is a holder, an
endorsement that transfers a security interest in the instrument is effective as an unqualified
endorsement of the instrument.
(d) If an instrument is payable to a holder under a name that is not the name of the holder,
endorsement may be made by the holder in the name stated in the instrument or in the holder's
name or both, but signature in both names may be required by a person paying or taking the
instrument for value or collection.
History: 1992 c 565 s 25