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Form an Oklahoma DBA



Don't put off your filingólet LegalZoom take care of your DBA statement today! A DBA is what you'll need to open bank accounts and legally transact business under the name of your newest venture. It's quick, it's painless and it's all done online for you. Also known as a Doing Business As or fictitious business name, a DBA is the next step towards making your business official.



OKLAHOMA STATUTORY GUIDELINES

LegalZoom.com customizes your legal DBA filing to comply with local requirements, no matter where you live. However, if you're interested in the specifics, they are listed below.

In Oklahoma, a name may not be used unless it is distinguishable in the records in the Office of the Secretary of State from other registered names.

For a corporation, a business trust, a common law trust, an LLC, or any unincorporated business, including any form of partnership, one must provide the legal name of the corporation or business entity, the jurisdiction of organization of the corporation or business entity, the DBA under which the business is carried on, a brief description of the kind of business transacted under the name, and the address wherein the business is to be carried on.

The report must be executed by a representative of the business entity authorized to sign on its behalf.

If a business entity elects to cease doing business it must file a report, in duplicate, with the Secretary of State withdrawing the DBA. This report must be executed by a party duly authorized to sign on behalf of the corporation or other business entity. If business entity elects to transfer ownership of a DBA, it must file a report, in duplicate, with the Secretary of State, specifying such transfer. This report must be executed by a party duly authorized to sign on behalf of the corporation or other business entity, and must contain the name of the corporation to which the DBA is being transferred, and the address wherein such business is to be carried on. A DBA report must be amended when there is a false or erroneous statement in the DBA report, there is a change in the kind of business transacted under the DBA, or when there is a change in or an additional address where the business is conducted under the DBA. An amended DBA report must set forth the DBA and specify the amendment therein, and the report must be executed by a party duly authorized to sign on behalf of the corporation or other business entity. For mergers and consolidations, a certified copy of the following documents, as applicable, must be filed with the County Clerk of each county in which a surviving or resulting corporation to a merger or consolidation, or a corporation whose name was changed, has a recorded interest in real property:
  • A certificate or agreement of merger or consolidation filed with the Secretary of State
  • A certificate of ownership and merger filed with the Secretary of State
  • An amendment to the certificate of incorporation effecting a change of name