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App name registration how long before knocked off?

08-01-2011, 02:02 AM
#1
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App name registration how long before knocked off?

If an app or game name is registered, how long do we have to upload the final binary file for review before Apple UM deletes it?
08-01-2011, 02:48 AM
#2
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Trademark

Also what if the name registered is not trademarked by me and someone else trademarks it afterwards?
Will my game name be removedby Apple?


Are there actually any Apple reps here to answer questions?

Last edited by pinkandpurple; 08-01-2011 at 03:06 AM.

08-01-2011, 04:19 AM
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You have 120 days. At the 90 day mark, Apple will notify you that you must upload a binary. I have a blog post i wrote about 3 months ago covering this: http://blog.fine-dandy.com/post/4514...p-name-and-why

As far as trademark issues...i'm not sure. If you really want to protect yourself then file for a trademark now, otherwise I'd see how viable your title will become before shelling out the money for a tm.
08-01-2011, 04:40 AM
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Originally Posted by pchukwura View Post
You have 120 days. At the 90 day mark, Apple will notify you that you must upload a binary. I have a blog post i wrote about 3 months ago covering this: http://blog.fine-dandy.com/post/4514...p-name-and-why

As far as trademark issues...i'm not sure. If you really want to protect yourself then file for a trademark now, otherwise I'd see how viable your title will become before shelling out the money for a tm.
Yes but Do you know how expensive it is to trademark something?

Because I have trademarked a game just for UK 15 years ago
08-01-2011, 06:03 AM
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What about Android please?

Is there a limit to submit an app or game?
08-01-2011, 06:26 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pinkandpurple View Post
What about Android please?

Is there a limit to submit an app or game?
This is an iPhone dev forum, you'd be better off asking in some Android dev forum. You'd probably get answers anyway though...

Limit?
08-01-2011, 09:37 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pinkandpurple View Post
Yes but Do you know how expensive it is to trademark something?

Because I have trademarked a game just for UK 15 years ago
Last time i trademarked something, it was probably around $350, which isn't too expensive but not cheap either. If you're worried about trademark issues, then the price to trademark your game shouldn't be a top concern.
08-02-2011, 12:50 AM
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Originally Posted by pchukwura View Post
Last time i trademarked something, it was probably around $350, which isn't too expensive but not cheap either. If you're worried about trademark issues, then the price to trademark your game shouldn't be a top concern.
But what happens if you launch an app or game that is NOT trademark and hen someone else comes along and trademarks it?

THey can kick you out of the store right?
08-02-2011, 01:10 AM
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^ I believe in that case you may have a chance to fight it. If you show that your application was submitted and approved for sale before the trademarked one came along, you could potentially win.

Not 100% sure.

But the 120 day mark is correct. After that I don't think you can use that name again, like ever.
08-02-2011, 03:04 AM
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But the complications of Trademark is that if you just Trademark in USA for instance and not UK then what if someone Trademarks in UK and you have your USA Trademark and your both wanting to sell?


Complicated right?