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is the 'i' before a word copied righted to Apple? can it be used for apple software?


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I'm making an apple game for a project and wondering if I'd be able to use i theme with my game, calling it iKnockout for a boxing game, is that usable without copy right?
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Sure, nobody can "own" a letter

The only potential problem is that if the use of the i is to insinuate that the product is made or endorsed by Apple.

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yeah you can use the i, there are lots of apps and websites etc.. that use it
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Maybe you could come up with a more interesting name than 'iKnockout' though?
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Maybe you could come up with a more interesting name than 'iKnockout' though?
Agreed.

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How about "iBrokeYourNose"?
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@Aptmunich: Hahahahahha.....that's awesome.

And yeah, I don't think you can copyright a letter. Though if you could, I suspect Apple would have figured out how to by now.


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How about "iBrokeYourNose"?
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And yeah, I don't think you can copyright a letter. Though if you could, I suspect Apple would have figured out how to by now.


They would copyright the whole alphabet, and add a letter.


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Is there any possibility that they could copy-write the lower case i in front of a word as it pertains to computer software? But if we can copy-write letters I call R S T L N E.
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Is there any possibility that they could ©-write the lower case i in front of a word as it pertains to computer software? But if we can copy-write letters I call R S T L N E.
Wow my dyslexia must be kicking in over time. I thought the R S T L N E was R. L. Stine, the guy that wrote the Goosebumps series. >_<""

If the "i" was copyrighted then you see the C with the circle after it which would be this ©.
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