Protecting Your Mobile App

Intellectual Property Solutions

Author(s): World Intellectual Property Organization | Publication year: 2021

License: CC BY 4.0

DOI: English

Mobile apps are multilayered products with different features which may be protected by various intellectual property (IP) rights. This publication is designed as a tool for app developers and publishers. It offers legal clarity and business-oriented guidelines on IP, to generate additional income for creators and rights holders, and provides practical advice and insights to inform strategic decisions. The publication presents a thorough review of related issues in the market, reviews the mobile app value chain and offers a checklist of issues to consider when identifying the relevant IP rights, protection options and strategies.