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Business Name Search Help

Go to Oregon Administrative Rules, Business Registry Rules for guidelines on what makes a name available.

Exact words in exact word order. (Only. As keyed)
Business entity names are returned when they begin with the keyed words exactly as keyed in the order as keyed with the exact number as keyed.

Use this search when you know the exact spelling and order of the words in the business entity name.

Exact words in exact word order. (Followed by anything else)
Business entity names are returned when they begin with the keyed words exactly as keyed in the order as keyed. Names with additional following words are also returned.

Use this search when you know the exact spelling and order of the words at the beginning of the business entity name.

Exact words in any word order.
Business entity names are returned when they contain the words spelled exactly as keyed in any order and in combination with any other words

Use this search when you know the exact spelling of the words but not the order.

Sound-alike words in exact word order.
Business entity names are returned when they contain the words spelled exactly alike or when the words sound alike.

Use this search when you know the order but not the exact spelling of the words.

Sound-alike words in any word order.
Business entity names are returned when they contain words spelled exactly alike or when the words sound alike.

Use this search when you don't know the order or the exact spelling of the words.

Extended search in any word order.
Business entity names are returned when they contain the words spelled exactly as keyed in any order and in combination with any other words. In addition, words that have similar meanings or similar sounds are included in the search.

Use this search when you are unsure of the name.

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