[theme-reviewers] "Clone" Themes and Trademark

Marty Martin m at seoserpent.com
Fri Nov 12 15:35:00 UTC 2010

Oops, sorry about the last blank email.

I say reject them.  I don't think Automattic really wants to be
exposed to a Trademark violation as you say.  Let the designer host it
on their own site if they really want to offer it up.  Perhaps some
language needs to be added to the guidelines?


On Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 10:32 AM, Chip Bennett <chip at chipbennett.net> wrote:
> What is our current stance on "Clone" Themes? I am particularly concerned
> with respecting other sites' Trademarks. For example, what of a Theme that
> is a Facebook clone?
> I am concerned primarily with not exposing the Repository to liability for
> Trademark violation.
> Thoughts?
> Chip
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