Corporate name of foreign corporation
(1) Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, the Secretary of State shall not authorize a foreign corporation to transact business in this state unless the corporate name of the corporation satisfies the requirements of ORS 65.094 (Corporate name).
(2) If a corporate name, professional corporate name, business corporate name, cooperative name, limited partnership name, business trust name, reserved name, registered corporate name or assumed business name of active record with the office is not distinguishable on the records of the office from the corporate name of the applicant foreign corporation, the Secretary of State shall not authorize the applicant to transact business in this state unless the foreign corporation states the corporate name on the application for authority to transact business in this state under ORS 65.707 (Application for authority to transact business) as “(name under which incorporated), a corporation of (place of incorporation),” the entirety of which shall be the real and true name of the corporation under ORS chapter 648.
(3) If a foreign corporation authorized to transact business in this state changes its corporate name to one that does not satisfy the requirements of ORS 65.094 (Corporate name), it shall not transact business in this state under the changed name until it adopts a name satisfying the requirements of ORS 65.094 (Corporate name) and delivers to the Office of the Secretary of State for filing an amendment to the application for authority under ORS 65.711 (Amendment to application for authority). [1989 c.1010 §152]
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