protection for mobile apps and their intellectual property

Everything You Need to Protect Your Mobile App

Nov 28, 2023

These days, it seems we do everything from our phones. We set alarms, track our daily tasks, play games, check our email and social media, and even learn new skills. So when you have an idea for a mobile app, you know that you’ll have a ready audience. But just like any other creative or entrepreneurial undertaking, you’re going to need to protect your intellectual property, including mobile apps. Trademarks and copyrights can help you ensure that no one copies your app, tricking your audience into downloading their app instead.

Here are the steps you’ll need to protect your mobile app:

Trademark Your Names

Come up with a unique, eye-catching name for your app. You can look at the current trends and naming conventions, and you should; but you can always put your own spin on things. Once you have the name in mind, make sure to register the trademark for it so no one else can use that name for their app. You’ll also want to register a trademark for the name of your company. This will further keep competitors from confusing your audience.

Trademark and Copyright Your Logos and Art

Next, you’re going to need logos and imagery. Your app logo will typically be the same as the little icon that users see when they pull up your app in the app stores. Your company will likely have its own logo or loading screen which may appear on a screen as users pull up the app each day. In order to protect your mobile app, trademarking these imagery is essential. 

Any art that you use within the app should also have a registered copyright to protect it from being stolen. Additionally, if you plan to make art to promote your app on social media or in ads, you will want to copyright the art there, as well.

Hire Garcia-Zamor!

Most importantly, you want to hire experienced intellectual property attorneys who can register all the proper trademarks and copyrights for you. You can find that with Garcia-Zamor. Our team has over two decades of combined experience in the field of intellectual property law. We’ll take care of all of your IP needs, including registering any trademarks and copyrights with the USPTO. That way, you can just focus on what you do best: creating a great mobile app that your customers love.