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grubforce
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Recently i’ve uploaded a psd theme called Discovery

Today a someone posted a comment on theme theme page suggesting it looked very similar to this site: http://www.imgspark.com

I’m currently coding this theme and i’m almost ready to uploading it to here. But I don’t want any infringement stuff that happened with one author last month.

A preview of the coded version here

Tell me what you guys think?

If you guys think there are to much similarities I will have to take this template down and do some redesigning :-(

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CreativeMilk
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Recently i’ve uploaded a psd theme called Discovery

Today a someone posted a comment on theme theme page suggesting it looked very similar to this site: http://www.imgspark.com

I’m currently coding this theme and i’m almost ready to uploading it to here. But I don’t want any infringement stuff that happened with one author last month.

A preview of the coded version here

Tell me what you guys think?

If you guys think there are to much similarities I will have to take this template down and do some redesigning :-(

It could be that one of your buyers have bought the psd and used it for imgspark, that could be the case.

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grubforce
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Recently i’ve uploaded a psd theme called Discovery

Today a someone posted a comment on theme theme page suggesting it looked very similar to this site: http://www.imgspark.com

I’m currently coding this theme and i’m almost ready to uploading it to here. But I don’t want any infringement stuff that happened with one author last month.

A preview of the coded version here

Tell me what you guys think?

If you guys think there are to much similarities I will have to take this template down and do some redesigning :-(
It could be that one of your buyers have bought the psd and used it for imgspark, that could be the case.

No I think that site has been longer up then mine.

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FRESHFACE
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It MAY look the same, but in fact its completely different! You cant count similar colors, extended footer and big navigation as a similarity worth copyright issues…

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Gyro
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imagespark definitely wasn’t built from the template, but that said, it is sufficiently different IMO . Admittedly that color scheme/layout is pretty damn unique out there, and if i were you I would change the logo (if someone really had a case to make the logo with small fonts and star symbol does seem pretty similar) but other than that I dont think there is enough similarity to call it a copy. And your middle part is pretty damn strong by itself ;) Good luck with sales, love that design!

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grubforce
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imagespark definitely wasn’t built from the template, but that said, it is sufficiently different IMO . Admittedly that color scheme/layout is pretty damn unique out there, and if i were you I would change the logo (if someone really had a case to make the logo with small fonts and star symbol does seem pretty similar) but other than that I dont think there is enough similarity to call it a copy. And your middle part is pretty damn strong by itself ;) Good luck with sales, love that design!

Thanks for your comment. About the logo if think its very different even though its also a small font size and all caps.

I have some experience with ‘claiming’ logo myself, and you can’t ‘patent’ a font type. The logo of image spark is pure text without a symbol. Even the font type is very different to mini. (btw I used: Champagne & limosines which is a free font)

After that being said i’m still curious about what Envato thinks about this ;-)

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jeffeatworld
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I don’t think they are similar at all apart from they are dark, share a similar nav bar and have a search bosx – what sites don’t have those lol.

I think if you are coding it up it’s pretty obvious you made it from scratch yourself.

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ThemeTracktor
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It is a 3 colour scheme .. doesnt matter, the one element that is similar is that star on both sites :)

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Ivor
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For me it is the same. Sorry .-

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CallMePaul
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I think there should definitely be a “pre aprroval” stage. When my previous theme got rejected I spent hours working on the help file and putting everything together just to learn I had to do it all over again. If I knew the design part was not going to be approved then I wouldn’t had spent those hours on the help file.

A “good to go” pre approval would give authors some kind of info regarding if they are in the right track or not.

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