Regular license

Hello everyone,
Ive edited some websites, made few projects for myself, but now I am considering making a company. Ive read all the licenses aspects, but im still into a fog :slight_smile:

I want to create a company, offering design and web design services.
A client wants to make a small, presentation web site.

Can I buy a theme with regular license for 60$, then make the necessary design modifications to suits my client activity, and charge him with aprox. 300$ ? His site will be accessed by his community in a free way ( no subscription, no payed membership)

Thanks in advance for clarifications!

Yes this would be fine, but bear in mind that if you buy the item then the client won’t be able to access updates etc. in the future if you part ways, so it would be more sensible to get them to buy the item to be used


Yup @charlie4282 is right. If you plan on using themes for client sites you really should create a new Envato account to purchase the theme for each client. This way if the client ever needs to contact the theme author for updates or help in the future they can.

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I am interested into the legal part.

As i understand, I see 2 scenarios:

  1. I buy the theme using my company info on invoice and pay from my company money. Then i make another invoice from my company to my client. The license of this theme will show my company information. How i would transfer the theme license to my client?

  2. I ask for my client to buy the theme using his company details on invoice, then i edit his theme?

I would always suggest option 2 - unless the item is purchased by an account owned and accessible by the client then they will never be able to download future updates etc.

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option 2 - is very sensitive approach. I see many companies in my countries asking for aprox. 1000euro for a presentation site (~5pages). In this situation, the creative company ask their client to buy a theme for 60euro, but they charge 1000euro. Most clients would say that they are scammed :slight_smile:

There is no legal informative tutorial around here about this matter?

You can try speaking to support if you want more official answers but sharing access to items or profiles will never be an option and they will not be able to provide legal advice on how to operate a third party business.

With respect to anyone using stock items for client work it strikes us that;

  • not telling the client it is from here is quite dishonest

  • the only reason anyone would not tell the client that they are using a template is if they are deliberately deceiving them.

Before guest check outs it was more of a headache but now it’s super simple to make this possible.

  • if a client is being billed in part for purchasing a file from here then they have the right to have access to that and any subsequent updates etc. Which will not be possible if purchased from someone else’s account.

  • Surely it would be much much worse and more embarrassing if a “developer” didn’t tell them it was a template and then the client found out?

That would look very very bad as well as almost certainly mean that it was also breaching license agreements with envato at the same time.

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