Summary: Author collaborations are allowed, although you need to be aware of the risks and responsibilities when doing so. Payments can only be made to one account/individual, and both authors are individually responsible for licensing of assets used within the final item if it’s being sold on both accounts.
Authors may unofficially partner with other authors to create new items, but you should take care when doing so. Please read further details below
Collaborations & Payment
You can partner with another author to create items for sale, but please keep the following important point in mind. Envato enters into a legal agreement with the person that creates the account. For example, if the name John Doe is signed up, then John Doe is the sole individual Envato has an agreement with, and this is the person who owns any earned funds in the account as far as Envato is concerned. Only one person's name can be used and we will only issue payment out to the account holder and their nominated payment details.
Collaborations & Intellectual Property
As an author it’s your responsibility to ensure that all items in your portfolio comply with our Intellectual Property Policy and do not infringe on the rights of others. This means that you need to properly license all the assets within your item and are fully responsible for all items in your portfolio, including collaboration items. For example if Author A gives Author B rights to collaborate on a Joomla version of Author A's WordPress item, this means that each of Author A and Author B are responsible to validly license all the assets (eg. images, fonts, plugins etc) used within their respective items in their respective accounts. This includes assets used in previews, as well as in the main download.
Collaborating an item to the same version more than once is not allowed. Please note that duplicated items are not accepted on Envato.
When entering a collaboration please keep in mind that we at Envato cannot assist if a dispute arises as a result of collaboration.