The first thing you want to do is ensure the name you’d like to file isn’t already taken, too similar to another company, or there are trademark issues if applicable. Use the Oregon Business Name Search tool as well as the TESS system within the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.
Next step is to use the Oregon Business Registration Service to fill out and file the Online Assumed Business Name Registry.
Setting up an account with the state online isn’t tough at all, and then once you get to the form you’ll need basic information including:
Before sending out the assumed business name registration form, make sure to double check it for correctness. Then, have it notarized by an individual who is legally authorized to do so and take oaths.
If you need more help specifically on this process make use of the “Assumed Business Name Registration” page through the Sec. of State. There are plenty of other resources as well, like the Small Business Administration’s chapters in the state. Make good use of everything at your disposal to get set up correctly the first time around.
Here’s where you can send the form. Remember to get a copy for your records:
Secretary of State
255 Capitol St. NE, Suite 151
Salem, OR 97310-1327
Please note that this is an informational guide and should only be treated as such. For more details on the legal aspects of an OR DBA or starting a business in general, consult a business lawyer.