Trademarks and Service Marks

ORS 647.700
Definitions for ORS 647

As used in ORS 647.700 (Definitions for ORS 647) to 647.730 (Applicability of ORS 647):


“Copyright owner” means a person that owns a copyright that is recognized and enforceable under the Copyright Act of 1976 (P.L. 94-553, 17 U.S.C. 101 et seq.).


“Perform” means to disseminate a musical work by playing a recording of the musical work in public, by broadcasting the musical work by radio, television, cable television, satellite or other means or by playing the musical work live in public.


“Performing rights society” means an association or corporation that grants a license on behalf of a copyright owner to perform a copyrighted musical work, including but not limited to the following societies and corporations:


The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP);


Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI); and




“Proprietor” means an owner of a retail establishment, restaurant, inn, bar, tavern, sports or entertainment facility or any other similar place of business or professional office located in this state in which the public may assemble and in which copyrighted musical works may be performed.


“Royalty” means a fee provided to a copyright owner or performing rights society for a license to perform a musical work. [1997 c.236 §1; 2018 c.28 §4]
Note: 647.700 (Definitions for ORS 647) to 647.730 (Applicability of ORS 647) were enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but were not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 647 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.


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May 30, 2023