ORS 73.0401¹

(1) A person is not liable on an instrument unless:

(a) The person signed the instrument; or

(b) The person is represented by an agent or representative who signed the instrument and the signature is binding on the represented person under ORS 73.0402 (Signature by representative).

(2) A signature may be made:

(a) Manually or by means of a device or machine; and

(b) By the use of any name, including a trade or assumed name, or by a word, mark or symbol executed or adopted by a person with present intention to authenticate a writing. [1993 c.545 §42]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 73—Negotiable Instruments, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors73.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent. Currency Information