While we've tried to make the Envato Elements License simple and easy to understand, there are some common questions we receive around how it applies in certain situations. This article answers some of these questions and is a good place to start if you're wondering whether your intended usage of an item is permitted.
Remember: While we're able to provide general advice, in all cases you should refer to the full license wording to ensure you're specific intended usage is allowed.
Frequently Asked Questions & The Envato Elements License
|Allowed||Not Allowed||Allowed with Conditions||More Information|
|Can I resell an asset on a digital Marketplace (like GraphicRiver) if it was made using an Envato Elements item/s?||X||This is considered redistribution.|
|Can I sell something I have created using Envato Elements items as merchandise? (eg: a t-shirt)||X||You must add value to the item (by customizing it or incorporating into a larger design).|
|Can I use an Envato Elements item in an end product where a customer can manipulate that end product directly? (eg: A customer can add their name to a t-shirt which features a graphic made using an Envato Elements item)||X||In this scenario the end customer is creating a new end product with the item which is not allowed.|
|Can I share my Envato Elements account or assets with others (for example, within my company) for the purposes of completing an end-project?||X||Items downloaded on Elements must be used by the subscriber only. We are looking at adding team accounts in the future.|
|Can I trademark something I have created using an Envato Elements item? (eg: a Logo)||X||Your license for Envato Elements items is non-exclusive, meaning you cannot trademark an asset created using an item.|
|Can I claim complete ownership and authorship of something I have created using an Envato Elements item?||X|
|Can I use already downloaded items in new end-projects after my subscription expires?||X||You must complete all end-projects using Envato Elements items before your subscription expires.|
|Can I use Envato Elements items in projects I complete for an end-client?||X||This is allowed. See clause 3, 5 & 6 in the license wording.|
|Can I continue to use Envato Elements items in the project they were licensed for after my subscription expires?||X|
Other Common Questions Related to the License
Do I need to relicense an item each time I use it?
Yes you do. You need a license for each end project. This ensures contributors are paid for your usage of each asset & you and your clients have the legal right to use the item.
Do I need to relicense Fonts or Addons each time I use them in a project?
No, you do not need to relicense fonts or addons for each project. You only need to register them once for the installation on your device. If registering a font or addon to another computer you use, you need to issue a new license for that installation.
When I use a font in Merchandising, must I combine with another asset?
No you do not. Fonts can be used on their own, so long as you do not redistribute the font itself to any other person.
Can I use an asset from Envato Elements in a logo?
Yes you can.
Can I create projects for my clients using items from Envato Elements? How do I transfer a sublicense to my client?
Yes you can. As long as you have followed the requirements set out in the Elements License, you’ve ensured that the item cannot be extracted from the end product and your subscription remains active, you can transfer a sublicense to your client under a Limited Sublicense set out in Clause 6. You must inform your client of their obligations under the Limited Sublicense. We suggest that for you and your client’s future records, you capture information relating to the item you licensed from Elements and used to create an End Product for your client.
Can I use add-ons and other materials to create unique designs and sell them on t-shirts, mugs, cushions, etc?
Yes you can, as long as skill and effort have been applied to incorporate the items into a larger design and where the primary value of the product itself doesn’t lie in the item itself (for example, you can’t print an image out as a poster, as the primary value of the poster is from the image itself).
Do I need to credit the author of the item?
No, it's not mandatory to give the author credit. But we do encourage that if your end product has credits as part of its design (such as a film or TV show), please credit the author and Envato. Also, as the author retains ownership of the item, you shouldn't claim copyright in the item.
Is it ok to download and customise website templates for my customers?
Yes you can, as long as your end product is a customised implementation of the website template. You will need to register your use of the item and you are allowed to sub-license the customised implementation to your client under Clause 5 and 6 of the Elements License. Please note that you are not allowed to re-distribute the template on its own to your clients, and you can’t use the item in an application that would allow an end user to customise the product to their needs (i.e. an “on demand”, “made to order” or “build it yourself” application).
Can I use items downloaded from the Elements library on social media posts (Instagram, Facebook etc.)?
Yes, you can. For example, you can use an image from the Elements License as part of social media posts because the picture is being used as part of a larger End Product - the post as a whole. The core value is in the post as a whole including the words used, not just the image that goes along with it.
Can I convert HTML templates to Wordpress for my clients?
Yes, it is permissible to modify items you download on Elements in order to present them to your clients as a completed End Product. You can modify a theme in order to then use that theme to deliver your client a complete website. However you cannot modify a template and then sell the template itself as its own product. You will need to register your use of the item and you are allowed to sub-license the customised implementation to your client under Clause 5 and 6 of the Elements License.
Can I mix two Envato Elements website templates together?
Yes, you can modify the items you download on Elements to create a customised implementation of the item. The license starts when you Register your use of the item and the license is only valid if you complete the End Product while your subscription is active. Then the license continues for the life of the End Product (even if your subscription ends).