Well, I have read it all but still… to be 100% sure: can I use for a item name ”...Google Maps”? (it’s factual, descriptive, so it should be allowed; or not?)
Hi greenline! You’re exactly right: A CodeCanyon item called “Responsive Styled Google Maps – Wordpress Plugin” is a great example of how a trademark can be used in an item title as it’s factual and descriptive.
Hello all! Just a quick note to say that we’ve just refreshed some of our Intellectual Property resources so if you’ve not seen them recently, you might like to take a look. Note that Helen mentions that further clarifications and improvements are imminent and we’ll keep you posted with developments.
Oh, I love the mouse pad and the car of course Is this your US office or the old days of Envato?
Hi, Iman! I believe it’s Cyan’s father’s garage! It’s where Collis and Cyan started out with ActiveDen (formerly FlashDen). I believe that’s Cyan with her back to us in the photo, Jun and Vahid in the foreground, and our original Ruby Dev, Ryan, coding away in the blue shirt. There’s another developer right at the back in a white shirt, but I’m getting old, I may have forgotten his name (Marcus, I think)! Collis may have taken the photo which is why he’s not in there. I can’t get over how young Vahid looks! Good spot with the mousepad, ha!
Can’t believe I have been at Envato for nearly 5 months and I haven’t posted on the forums. Now that I’m here, you won’t be able to get rid of me.
What I can’t believe, Josh, is that I’ve known you for nearly 5 months and have never seen a picture of you without a hat on – until now! Josh in the forums AND a picture of you without a hat on. All on the same day, this is way too much for me! Welcome, Josh!
@scottwills, a sincere request: Short answers please! Would be great if your replies speak about forthcoming upgrades / fixes that deals issues mentioned here.
Ha, ha, I’m all for short answers, VF. How’s this one?
Regarding specific upgrades/fixes that deal with the issues mentioned in this thread, I’m already in the process of finding out what more we can share with you. I will need to resolve that dilemma before I can report back, but already on it. I saw your questions here, great summary, thank you.
Because top authors use their own advertising, Envato should reduce the focus of top author / top files and increase the focus on new authors / new files.
That’s partly true, DS, but a very good point nonetheless that we’re constantly wanting to improve: Help increase the focus on new, high quality content from new authors. Not just promote the best-selling content, which is important, but only half of the equation. There are lots of ways we could do this and have discussed this a lot internally. I can’t personally comment on the specifics, priorities or dates of what’s being done to address these issues (that would be for our Product team to consider discussing publicly when they deem the time is right), but I definitely want to acknowledge that this is not being overlooked as the future shape of the Marketplaces are defined.