Assumed Business Names

ORS 648.029
Alteration of registration to reflect corporate structure change

Where a domestic corporation is the registrant of an assumed business name and the corporation merges or amends its articles of incorporation to change its corporate name or a foreign corporation procures an amended certificate of authority, the Secretary of State may alter the assumed business name registration to indicate the surviving or changed corporate name. [1969 c.154 §8; 1995 c.454 §7]
Note: 648.029 (Alteration of registration to reflect corporate structure change) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 648 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.
Chapter 648

Notes of Decisions

Where plaintiff adduced ample testimony of confusing similarity of assumed business names, and defendants conceded that they did not begin doing business under their earlier-registered assumed name for approximately 12 years after its registration and approximately 9 years after plaintiff registered its similar name, judgment enjoining defendants from use of earlier-registered similar name was affirmed. Woodburn Const. v. Gen. Development, 53 Or App 349, 632 P2d 23 (1981)

Since purpose of this chapter is to protect public and not private rights, defendant was not entitled to injunction preventing plaintiff from using assumed business name. Photo & Sound Co. v. Corvallis, 291 Or 105, 628 P2d 733 (1981)

Law Review Citations

62 OLR 151 (1983)


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