Impersonation

We don’t allow apps that mislead users by impersonating someone else (e.g. another developer,  company, entity) or another app.  Don’t imply that your app is related to or authorized by someone that it isn’t.  Be careful not to use app icons, descriptions, titles, or in-app elements that could mislead users about your app’s relationship to someone else or another app.
 

Examples of common violations

  • Developers that falsely imply a relationship to another company / developer:

    ① The developer name listed for this app suggests an official relationship with Google, even though such a relationship doesn’t exist.

  • App titles and icons that are so similar to those of existing products or services that users may be misled:

  • Apps that falsely claim to be the official app of an established entity. Titles like “Justin Bieber Official” are not allowed without the necessary permissions or rights.

  • Apps that violate the Android Brand Guidelines.
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