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Old 05-21-2007, 08:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello all. I am new to blackberry development and had a question regarding something related to software development...trademarks and copyrights

I am developing an app for the blackberry, and I have a good name picked out for the app, as well as good idea for how I am going to build the application. So my questions for everyone are:

1. Would it be beneficial to register a trademark for the name of my application with uspto.gov?
2. Would it be beneficial to copyright my blackberry application?

I just wanted to see what others thought about this, and vendors, if you can, please chime in. I am looking to get into the blackberry development arena, but am a noob in the "business" portion of it. I just need some others opinions on this if you can offer it. Greatly appreciated in advance. Thanks all!
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So you mean to tell me that no one protects the software that they write for the BB?
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We trademark and copyright all of our applications. I highly suggest you do the same if you plan on making this your business. You should really seek the advice of a business professional for this type of thing. Most of the people on here can only help you with the technicals not the business end.
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exactly, trademarks??? where's the fun in that?
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We trademark and copyright all of our applications. I highly suggest you do the same if you plan on making this your business. You should really seek the advice of a business professional for this type of thing. Most of the people on here can only help you with the technicals not the business end.
Thanks 4 the feedback. I am kind of new to the world of copyrighting and trademarking, but really want to get into the development game with the BB. I am hoping to turn some heads with my great ideas to be released soon. Thanks.
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