ORS 65.717¹
Corporate name of foreign corporation

(1) Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, the Secretary of State may not authorize a foreign corporation to transact business in this state unless the corporate name of the foreign 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 Secretary of State is not distinguishable on the Secretary of State’s records from the corporate name of the applicant foreign corporation, the Secretary of State may 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 must 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 the foreign corporation’s corporate name to a name that does not satisfy the requirements of ORS 65.094 (Corporate name), the foreign corporation may not transact business in this state under the changed name until the foreign corporation adopts a name that satisfies the requirements of ORS 65.094 (Corporate name) and delivers to 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; 2019 c.174 §101]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 65—Nonprofit Corporations, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors065.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
 
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.
 
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