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Oregon – DBA

File a Oregon DBA

What is DBA? It stands for Doing Business As. A business owner can file a DBA if he or she wants to operate a business entity or corporation using a business name that does not reflect the real registered name. The whole process is call registering your DBA. DBA name is sometimes known as assumed name, fictitious name or trade name.

Circumstances under which filing a DBA is required

The law in Oregon stipulates that any business entity or corporation utilizing a different name as opposed to the legally registered name should file for a DBA through Oregon Secretary of State Corporation Division. Although the law does not mandate these entities or corporations to register a fictitious name, doing that makes it flawless and legal for the entity or corporation to open and operate bank accounts, receive payments, sign contracts and do much more.

Steps in Filing an Oregon DBA

1. Get hold of the Assumed name and registration form

Before you make any major move, ascertain that your chosen assumed name has not been used already, does not mimic another business name or trademark issues are non-existent. To determine this, search out the name using Oregon Business Name Search tool. You can also make use of the Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS) available within the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.

Next, complete and file the online fictitious name registry using the Oregon Business Registration Service.

2. Complete or fill in the registration form

Set up an account with Oregon State, which is pretty easy. The moment you obtain the form, key in the following basic information:

· Fictitious business name you need registered

· In-depth description of the business

· The individual entrusted to stand in for the owners

· The main business location

· Mailing address of the individual entrusted to stand in for the owners

· Authentic name and address of the owners plus the counties in which the assumed business name will be utilized

· Owners’ signatures

 

3. Submit the fictitious business name registration form to the relevant authorities

Prior to submitting the fictitious business name registration form to the relevant authorities, triple check the document for any errors. Next, get the document legalized by a notary.

If you need assistance during the entire filing process, leverage the Assumed Business Name Registration page via the Secretary of State. Other resources to help you out are available such as the Small Business Administration’s chapters in Oregon State. Leverage just about any resource you can get to ensure your submission is successful.

 

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