How to file a DBA in Oklahoma
Filing an Oklahoma DBA ('doing business as'), also known as an 'assumed name', is a simple process.
Read below for answers to your questions about DBAs, plus important details and links, why you might consider filing an assumed name (DBA), and how a DBA can help or hurt you. If you need to research how to file a DBA in another U.S. state or territory, select it below.
Do I need a DBA in Oklahoma?
Oklahoma does not require that sole proprietorships, general partnerships, corporations, limited liability companies (LLCs), limited partnerships (LPs), limited liability partnerships (LLPs), or out of state companies that regularly transact business in Oklahoma under a name different from their legal name, to file a DBA with the Oklahoma Secretary of State. Having said that, you can benefit from filing a DBA in Oklahoma because it will make it easier to bank in Oklahoma, will let you register a desired name before a competitors registers it, and can help you avoid trademark infringement.