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03-12-2009, 11:45 AM
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I want to enroll in the program as a company but...

... I came across this bit (see the attached picture). So I will need legal documents and business license etc just to use a name other than my actual name? I didn't really want to use my actual name as an "Individual" developer as I thought of using my own nickname instead. But with all this legal stuff they need, it looks like I don't have a lot of choice, right?
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03-12-2009, 12:02 PM
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... I came across this bit (see the attached picture). So I will need legal documents and business license etc just to use a name other than my actual name? I didn't really want to use my actual name as an "Individual" developer as I thought of using my own nickname instead. But with all this legal stuff they need, it looks like I don't have a lot of choice, right?

Hi Barry,

I went the individual route, and this is the result in iTunes

You'll see that the "company" name is much larger and more obvious than the seller name. If you still don't want to have your name listed at all, then you'll have to go the Business/Company route.

ps. I'l work on that tutorial request.
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03-12-2009, 12:06 PM
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Hi Andrew.
Now I'm confused! They gave an example of an Individual developer with the larger title AS the developers own name (see attached).

So you can still have your name listed as the seller AND have a company name such as Schenk Studios or what ever in big letters at the top as an 'individual' seller?

Just to be clear, all I want is my nickname in big letters at the top (where you have Schenk Studios)- I don't care that my real name is listed as the seller in small letters underneath.
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03-12-2009, 01:39 PM
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Originally Posted by wastedyuthe View Post
Hi Andrew.
Now I'm confused! They gave an example of an Individual developer with the larger title AS the developers own name (see attached).

So you can still have your name listed as the seller AND have a company name such as Schenk Studios or what ever in big letters at the top as an 'individual' seller?

Just to be clear, all I want is my nickname in big letters at the top (where you have Schenk Studios)- I don't care that my real name is listed as the seller in small letters underneath.

I believe that Apple gives you the option to replace the larger text with a "company" name. It's been a few months so I'm a bit fuzzy on the details, but I know that I didn't supply them with any "legal business documents" to get Schenk Studios put up there. I also believe that if you leave that text field blank, then it defaults to seller name, hence your example.
03-12-2009, 01:41 PM
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Ahh. Thanks. Guess I'll have to find that option when I join. I'll choose the 'individual' option then.
03-12-2009, 03:06 PM
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Originally Posted by wastedyuthe View Post
Ahh. Thanks. Guess I'll have to find that option when I join. I'll choose the 'individual' option then.
Same here, thanks Andrew!!
03-24-2009, 11:40 AM
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I believe that Apple gives you the option to replace the larger text with a "company" name
Could this be confirmed by anyone as to where this option is exactly? Does the option to put a company name in the larger text appear every time you submit an app, or is there a setting somewhere in iTunes Connect? I've looked and can't find one, so I am assuming the option is there when you submit an app, right?
03-24-2009, 01:33 PM
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It's there when you submit your first app via iTunes Connect.

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03-24-2009, 01:34 PM
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Thanks for the confirmation.
03-24-2009, 08:42 PM
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Good to know. I thought I needed to sign up as a company to put a name other than my name as the "big title". Thanks for clarifying!

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