Assumed Business Names

ORS 648.992
Penalty for signing false document


A person commits the crime of signing a false document for filing if the person:


Knows the document is false in any material respect; and


Signs the document with an intent that the document be delivered to the office of the Secretary of State for filing under this chapter.


Signing a false document for filing is a Class A misdemeanor.


This section does not limit or affect any civil penalty the Secretary of State may impose for violating a provision of this chapter or any person’s right to seek a remedy that is otherwise available under this chapter. [2013 c.158 §16]
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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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