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tetherballkate 02-23-2011 08:31 AM

App World is only Storefront which allows App Name Duplication
 
We have a successful and established on App World. After finally receiving some name brand recognition, we have an overseas pirate who not only copied the functionality, but is using the exact same name. I have contacted App World and RIM only to find out that I have to pay legal fees to get a trademark - which ends up taking over a year.

Other platforms like the Android and the iTunes store will reject your App if it shares the same name with an existing App. Additionally, they discourage Apps that have the same functionality. This, among many other policies, embraces developers as partners.

Here is a great article on this topic. It may be that Blackberry doesn't have enough experience with App developers and hasn't thought this through.

If you google "Should Application Storefronts Allow App Name Duplication Blackberrycool", you will find an interesting article on this.

dc/dc 02-23-2011 08:35 AM

Re: App World is only Storefront which allows App Name Duplication
 
Seems that this belongs in Rants and Raves.

kathrynhr 02-23-2011 03:29 PM

Re: App World is only Storefront which allows App Name Duplication
 
Whiskey Tango...

the_g_man 02-23-2011 04:10 PM

Re: App World is only Storefront which allows App Name Duplication
 
foxtrot

wabbit 02-28-2011 07:13 PM

Re: App World is only Storefront which allows App Name Duplication
 
Delta alpha!

TBOLTRAM 03-01-2011 11:04 AM

Re: App World is only Storefront which allows App Name Duplication
 
Whiskey Papa

wabbit 03-01-2011 08:32 PM

Re: App World is only Storefront which allows App Name Duplication
 
johnny walker foxtrot!

daphne 03-04-2011 11:58 PM

Re: App World is only Storefront which allows App Name Duplication
 
spammer (not the OP) in the making- going,going...

daphne 03-05-2011 12:01 AM

Re: App World is only Storefront which allows App Name Duplication
 
gone!

kathrynhr 03-07-2011 12:49 PM

Re: App World is only Storefront which allows App Name Duplication
 
Without spam, this thread makes no sense. :-)


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