Resolved Use of Computer Brand

Discussion in 'App Store Business, Legal and Marketing' started by xArtx, Jun 25, 2013.

  1. xArtx, Jun 25, 2013
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2013

    macrumors 6502a

    Mar 30, 2012
    Hi Guys,

    The brand "Amiga" is currently owned by a company other than Commodore
    who went bust years ago:

    I know this isn't the right place for legal advice,
    so I'll word my question carefully, and just ask for thoughts/ideas,
    and won't act on advice from here.

    With that in mind, There are tons of apps in the App Store that not only
    use the word "Amiga", but many other computers names as well.
    In the case of Amiga, it's usually a native iOS port of an old game,
    or a nostalgic reproduction of some unique Amiga quirk.

    My question is really, Can a company stop me from calling an Amiga, an Amiga?
    I really don't understand.
    Amiga might be a niche, but just search the App Store for "Playstation".
    Are they all acting unlawfully?

    Cheers, Art.
  2. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 30, 2012
    I have been asking around and heard an interesting story:
    Regardless, I now have a licensing requirement to include the words
    "Amiga Forever" in an intro screen, so it's settled for me.

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