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Suppose my android and ios app is actually named damnit and it allows users to connect to their friends

Now in google play store and apple apps store there is an app called "damnit" that is not mine and it is a urban dictionary.

Now, what if i submit my app with same name into both google and apple stores?

Will be rejected?

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closed as off-topic by John Conde Jan 19 '14 at 18:20

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This question appears to be off-topic because it is not about a website you control. – John Conde Jan 19 '14 at 18:20
lol wot? guys you are going off-topic not me :/ i'm asking if stores are allwowing duplicates what's wrong whith this? – HugeNut Jan 19 '14 at 18:22

I can answer with certainty for Apple: no. iTunes Connect will not permit you even to create the app's record, much less upload a binary. See screenshot. That said, you will likely get away with something like "damnit!!!!" As long as it's not equivalent (whitespace ignored).

However I did just now create in the Google Play Console an app called Angry Birds. I don't dare attempt to publish, so I'll leave the Google half to someone else. Technical matters aside, I imagine that if you publish an app with the same name, the original owner will have something to say about it. You will likely receive a cease and desist letter, and/or a suspension from Google.

Good luck!

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+1 thank you man, i wish you can answer for Android and google part so that i can accept your answer ! ;) – HugeNut Jan 19 '14 at 17:27

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