Can you trademark a font?

No, you cannot trademark a font. Generally speaking, a font does not qualify for trademark protection as it is considered a specific product. They can, however, potentially be protected by copyrights.

This information was provided by our founding attorney, Xavier Morales, Esq. 

If you are a graphic designer who has created a specific font, that particular font is considered to be the product that you are offering. Trademarks do not cover specific products, but rather the way that those products are branded and portrayed to the product’s users and consumers.

If you seek to protect a font from misuse or abuse by a competitor, then you may trademark the name of the font and logos in which you've utilized the font. A product’s name serves to differentiate the product from other products available in a particular market, therefore a font name should distinguish it from other available fonts. A font’s name must be unique and distinct in order to qualify for the protections of a trademark.

If you have created a font that you are interested in protecting, contact us today to discuss the protection options available to you.

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Xavier Morales, Esq.

Mr. Morales founded his trademark law practice in January 2007 with the goal of providing intellectual property expertise to entrepreneurs and businesses around the country. Since then, he has filed more than 6,000 trademarks with the USPTO. You can learn more about Xavier here.

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