How to reserve Business Name in Oregon

This page will provide the steps in the filing process to reserve an entity name in the State of Oregon. When forming a new business, having a unique operating name is mandatory for any entity’s registration documents to be accepted. If you have already chosen a name for your entity and would like to guarantee it’s availability when registering, you may file the Application for Name Reservation. The filing will reserve the entity name for up to 120 days, provide the ample time to file your registration documents. All reservations cost is $100, a fee which can be paid by check made out to the Corporation Division.


Step 1: Download the Application for Name Reservation.

Step 2: You must submit the following information:

  • Registry number
  • Name being reserved
  • Applicant’s name and address
  • Mailing address (if different)
  • Signature, printed name, and title
  • Contact name
  • Phone number

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