Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Systems and Services > Programming > App Store Business, Legal and Marketıng

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Dec 9, 2012, 01:23 AM   #1
Robbietaylor
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Use real companies in game?

I am in the process of making a game that would take place in NYC. I plan to release the game in the app store eventually.
I assume it would be illegal if I used real company logos (like Starbucks) and reproduced the logo in my game?
Robbietaylor is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 9, 2012, 01:47 AM   #2
Orange Furball
macrumors 65816
 
Orange Furball's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Scranton, PA, USA
Send a message via AIM to Orange Furball
Yes. To use Starbucks you'll have to make like "Starcoffee" and change the logo. To use McDonalds you'll have to do "McBurgerShop" or something. I would recommend consulting a lawyer for further details.
__________________
"I did it for me. I liked it. I was good at it. And I was really… I was alive" – Walter White ”
Orange Furball is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 9, 2012, 02:02 AM   #3
thewitt
macrumors 68000
 
thewitt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Even Starcoffee and McBurgerShop will get you sued if you are not careful. Playing off a well known trademark and making money from it is also a violation of trade dress.
thewitt is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 9, 2012, 02:16 AM   #4
roxxette
Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Take a look how rockstar games handle these more specific the GTA franchise.
roxxette is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Systems and Services > Programming > App Store Business, Legal and Marketıng

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:01 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC