Assumed Business Names

ORS 648.070
Service of process on nonresident

A person making service of process authorized by ORS 648.061 (Consent of nonresident persons to service of process) shall make the service by delivering a copy of the process in person or by certified mail to the Office of the Secretary of State. The service shall be sufficient and valid personal service upon the persons not domiciled in this state to whom ORS 648.061 (Consent of nonresident persons to service of process) applies if the plaintiff immediately sends notice of the service and a copy of the process by certified mail to the principal office of the persons against whom the process or pleadings are directed, and the return receipt of the latter and plaintiff’s affidavit of compliance with this section are appended to the process and entered as a part of the return thereof. The defendant persons against whom the process or pleadings are directed shall have 30 days after the date of mailing of the process or pleadings in which to appear and plead. Personal service outside the state in accordance with the statutes of Oregon relating to personal service of summons outside the state shall relieve the plaintiff from mailing copies of the summons or process by registered mail as provided in this section. [Amended by 1963 c.551 §10; 1983 c.717 §33; 1991 c.132 §24]
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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