Creatıon, protectıon and transfer of ıntellectual property rıghts ın mobıle applıcatıons
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In this work, legal protection of mobile applications under different jurisdictions is examined in consideration with legislation and case laws. To understand the issue, in first chapter, mobile applications in general and characteristics of its aspects are explained. Continuously, in second chapter, these aspects are analyzed in a legal basis. Intellectual property rights that arise form an application and protecting that product by using these rights are explained. While doing so, European Union directives, other regulations and case laws of European Union courts, Turkish legislation and case law examples used and compared it with the regulations and case laws of United States. In last chapter, issue of ownership and transfer of rights in mobile applications examined according to legal basis of these rights that analyzed before in second chapter. Both European Union and United States regulations’ point of views are considered in determining the owner and right holder of the intellectual property right. Transfer of these rights through licensing is the last part of this part which is also discussed relating to a current case going on in United States courts.