Assumed Business Names

ORS 648.057
Cancellation of registration upon termination of business

  • signature of registrant
  • delivery


An assumed business name must be canceled not later than the 60th day after the registrant or registrants of the assumed business name cease doing business under that name.


The application required by subsection (1) of this section shall be signed by the registrant or registrants of the assumed business name or by the authorized representative of the registrant or registrants and shall be delivered to the Office of the Secretary of State for filing. [1987 c.94 §164]
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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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