A trade name is an Oklahoma DBA (doing business as). Oklahoma trade name registration permits a company to operate under a name other than its legal name.

Your personal assets will not be protected if you register a DBA in Oklahoma. Forming a formal company structure, such as an LLC or corporation, can provide you with liability protection as well as a business name.

Register a Trade Name in Oklahoma

It is simple to register an Oklahoma trade name, commonly known as a DBA.

A DBA is solely used for branding purposes. A DBA does not safeguard your personal assets in the event that your company is sued. As a result, we highly advise that a DBA be utilised exclusively by a formal company structure such as an LLC or corporation to add new brands to an existing firm.

If you operate an informal company (sole proprietorship or partnership), we highly advise you to create an LLC to keep your business and personal assets distinct. The name of the LLC might be chosen to serve as the business’s brand name.

Learn How to File a DBA in Oklahoma in Two Easy Steps:

Begin by doing a trade name search in Oklahoma.

Create an Oklahoma DBA.

A DBA is solely used for branding purposes. To keep your company and personal assets distinct, we propose incorporating an LLC.

Step 1: Conduct an Oklahoma Trade Name Search.

Oklahoma trade names must be distinct and comply with Oklahoma’s company name criteria.

First, go to the Oklahoma Business Name Search website and check to see whether your new DBA name is already in use.

Review the Oklahoma naming criteria next. Trade names in Oklahoma should NOT include:

Unless the company is genuinely an LLC, corporation, etc., any business entity suffix, such as LLC, Incorporated, Corp, etc.

Without permission, the terms savings & loan, building & loan, savings association, and savings bank.

Words that may cause confusion between your firm and a government agency (FBI, Treasury, State Department, etc.).

We suggest that you check to see whether your name is accessible as a web domain (URL). You may not want to launch a company website right now, but you may wish to prevent others from gaining your URL.

Step 2: Create an Oklahoma DBA.

Your Oklahoma trade name may be registered with the Secretary of State either online or by mail. You may either file online via the Secretary of State’s website or fill out the Trade Name Report form.

The following are some critical portions of the form:

Section 1: Trade name registration

Section 3: Business Description

Section 5: Business Entity Type

A DBA does not provide legal protection for your personal assets if your company is sued. Visit our How to Form an LLC page and choose your state for additional information on forming a limited liability corporation.

Maintain Control of Your Oklahoma Trade Name

General Concerns

(405) 522-2520 is the phone number for the Oklahoma Secretary of State.

Renewal of Your Business Name with the State

Your Oklahoma business name does not need renewal.

Change Your Company Name

You cannot alter the name of your business without first registering a new one. Complete the Amended Trade Name Report form to make further modifications to your trade name registration. The cost is $25. You may submit the form online or by mail to the following address:

Secretary of State of Oklahoma

Suite 210, 421 N.W. 13th St.

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73103

Remove Your Trade Name

By submitting a Withdrawal of Trade Name Report form, you may cancel your trade name. The cost is $25. You may either file the form online or send it to the following address:

Secretary of State of Oklahoma

Suite 210, 421 N.W. 13th St.

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73103