It is best to record a brand in the name of a real person or persons.

Brands may be recorded under a ranch name if the name is the same as the owner but must include the owner’s name. Ex. Smith Ranch, John Smith.

Brands for trusts must be recorded in the name of the trustee.

If recording a brand in a corporation name or partnership, copies of incorporation papers, fictitious name certificate or trade name registration which have been filed with the ND Secretary of State need to accompany the application with the appropriate signatures. All those who will be doing business with the brand must be listed as owners.

Indicate which of the following terms is to be used between the names: "or", "and" or "and/or". To indicate joint tenancy with right of survivorship, use "or" or "and/or". For tenancy in common use "and".

All brand owners must sign the application.