Copyright "name"

I am an independent game developer and I don't have a registered business. My question is really for the independent game developers. When submitting apps to iTunes, what do you put as your copyright name? I've read somewhere that it could be anything. Has anyone had any issues putting a made up name instead of your own name?


  • IsabelleKIsabelleK Member, Sous Chef Posts: 2,807
    If you don't have a company, you should put there your real name, and surname.
  • RPRP Member Posts: 1,990
    You don't copyright names.
  • IsabelleKIsabelleK Member, Sous Chef Posts: 2,807
    edited December 2012
    @RP I'm pretty much sure that he means the field in iTunes Connect (which appear under the icon in App Store) :)
    If he doesn't have a company, he should type there his real name, and surname, so it will be easier to prove his rights to the published game (if necessary).
  • RPRP Member Posts: 1,990
    Yes, and by that it that means the copyrights of the game and contents therein belong to him.

    No need to copyright as this is done when you publish, however video games have very week copyright laws (something that is being fought over even now). To truly protect your game and assets from being stolen trademark the name and copyright characters and designs found within.

  • SlickZeroSlickZero Houston, TexasMember, Sous Chef Posts: 2,870
    You can put your company name there, even if you aren't registered as one. They still have your name under the developer, but you can put your company name in there if you like, or you can put your real name. I've done it this way with 4 apps already over the last 2 years.
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