- Design it to be sufficiently distinctive for trademark registration
- Make sure that there are no prior icons that are confusingly similar. Make proper searches at least in trademark class 9 and in that class where the underlying service (banking, transportation, etc.) belongs
- Register your app icon as a trademark in class 9 and in the class where the underlying service belongs
- Make sure you can show in written agreements the transfer of copyright from the designer to your company (even when the icon is designed by an employee)
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