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ThemePrince says

I just saw a WP theme with the same name as my XHTML template (and I had a WP theme with the same name in the past and planning to release a 2nd version of it)

Problem: http://themeforest.net/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&order_by=date&term=empire

Mine was the 1st template released with this name…

Is this allowed? Does this mean that I can create a site template named Avada to gain more sales with that?

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SimpleSites4U says

Does this mean that I can create a site template named Avada to gain more sales with that?

You certainly could try, but I doubt many buyers make purchases based solely on the name of the theme, so may be a little waste of your time/energy

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webinest says

This is a very good point. I have also seen themes with the same names from different Authors. Perhaps its an honest mistake, or co-incidence, but I think if the name isn’t copyrighted then theres no rule saying someone else can’t use it. I could be wrong.

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themeflame says

I have a names list (small) and the stuff we’re working on have unique names.

Because.. I always check for names before, I think it’s the only way to do things properly. Definitely try to contact the other author.

What if I named my theme Avada? Not right, hehe!

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ThemeBeans says

Probably by coincidence more than anything. I usually search through TF a good bit to make sure there’s not one before I publish – though we all know the search here is a bit wonky lol.

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aleluja says

Well, items are not predicted to have names. This is a trend on themeforest and I really doubt you can do anything about it with the support since there are no rules about it.

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SamBerson says

Good idea about calling it Avada, for example, however be careful as you never know what type of copyrighting big authors may have on the names. Chances are it’ll get rejected anyway, because of the name.

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SimpleSites4U says

this may seem like an odd link, but i use this a fair bit when looking for names for themes

http://www.behindthename.com/themes.php

some languages have some beautiful words to describe things

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ThemePrince says

Still waiting for an official response. Also submitted a ticket. (#PEV-800-88757)

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ThemePrince says

Just for the record to make things clear…

I received an official response: you can’t create a new theme/template with a title that already exists. Authors in question have been contacted to rename their items.

For designthemes and BuddhaThemes: I’m sorry for the inconveniences, but I believe you wouldn’t be happy either in the same situation.

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