Default Theme License

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  1. Erwin
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    Apr 2009

    Posted 12 Sep 2012 Link to this post

    Hello,

    Good Day.
    I would like to clarify something regarding the License of the Themes.
    If we buy a license of the Telerik product does that mean we can use the Built-in Themes?

    I also notices that the Default Theme of the controls and the Default Theme of my Microsoft Outlook looks the same, does Microsoft know about this? Can they make a law suit against this copy write?

    We are thinking of selling our product to the market( the product is made using the telerik controls with the default theme on it) and it looks like the Microsoft Outlook because of the Theme.

    Can you clarify about the License of your Themes?

    Thank you :-)
  2. Nikolay
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    1803 posts

    Posted 14 Sep 2012 Link to this post

    Hi Erwin,

    Thank you for contacting us with this question.

    I understand your concerns, but I want to assure you that there are no issues of legal matter regarding our themes. Microsoft is aware of the designs that we have. In some cases we are even following especially created by Microsoft UX Guidelines in order to comply with their own design - such an example is the recently introduced Visual Studio 2012 and the UX Guidelines that we followed for our Design-time Wizards, Toolbox and other parts of the suite in the context of the new Visual Studio: Telerik’s WinForms are now Visual Studio 2012 RTM Ready! Play with Metro Themes and Touch Gestures on Windows 8! 

    As to our themes, here is a blog post where we are announcing a new set of Office2010 themes: New Themes Coming to Telerik Windows Forms in Q1’11 and Why We Rebranded an Existing Theme.

    I hope that this clarifies the situation. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have other questions.

    Kind regards,
    Nikolay
    the Telerik team
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