[theme-reviewers] Theme author violating WordPress trademark

Chip Bennett chip at chipbennett.net
Tue Jun 17 12:51:00 UTC 2014

Point of clarification: the Theme Review Team *does* enforce the WordPress
trademark domain-name policy, with respect to domain names associated with
WPORG-hosted Themes.

On Tue, Jun 17, 2014 at 8:15 AM, Bryan Hadaway <bhadaway at gmail.com> wrote:

> @Srikanth
> Because, it's not our business to be policing legal issues on WordPress'
> behalf, besides that being obviously inappropriate, the admins have stated
> that that's not within our purview many times.
> I personally wouldn't say or do anything, it's WordPress' responsibility.
> However, if you're going to take action, forwarding to the appropriate
> party so they can decide how to handle it seems most appropriate.
> If someone is going to ask someone to transfer over or let expire a
> domain, which can be done in a perfectly friendly manner by a lawyer,
> doesn't have to be nasty at all, it should be WordPress themselves or their
> legal council, possibly an admin like @Otto (I'm sure he would also just
> forward the info along though?), but certainly not the community or theme
> review team.
> @Daniel
> No worries, simple mistake. I've dropped my opinion without enough
> information many times as well, and I'm sure we'll all make mistakes like
> that in the future, just apart of being human. Just saying, it doesn't hurt
> to take a minute to check your information sometimes, especially when
> saying something someone has done is "wrong" or "bad".
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