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New Rules for Android App Icons

By Mike Worsnop - 8 Aug 2012

Google have announced the introduction of stricter guidelines for apps on its Android platform. The guidelines prevent apps from having icons which are "confusingly similar".

Competing developers will be unable to use the same image as the icon of an app. This means that the intellectual property of the image in question is now of increased importance for app developers. If a developer lodges an app with an icon incorporating something in which a competing developer holds intellectual property rights, the developer whose rights have been infringed will need to compel the other developer to change the icon of the app. 

These new guidelines illustrate the increasing importance for software developers to understand how to protect and promote their intellectual property rights.


Mike Worsnop


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