In the world of graphic design, the creation of a company logo is a crucial step in establishing a brand’s visual identity. One of the key components of logo design is the choice of font or typeface. However, when it comes to using a font for a registered trademark or service mark, there are certain restrictions that need to be understood and adhered to.
Understanding Font Usage in Company Logo Design
At YouWorkForThem, we offer a wide range of fonts under our Desktop End User License Agreement (EULA). One of the stipulations in our EULA is that while you can use our Font Software to create a company logo, the typeface design itself cannot be included in any trademark registration.
Navigating Trademark Registration with Typeface Designs
This restriction specifically refers to the prohibition of including the complete typeface design and its details in your trademark submission. For instance, in your submission to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) or a similar body, you cannot state “including the typeface YWFT Futur” or something similar.
Our Desktop license allows you to type a word using our font. You can include this word, along with other elements, in your trademark. This lets you create a unique wordmark or logotype for your company logo. You can include this, visually, in your trademark registration.
Support and Clarification from YouWorkForThem
Navigating copyright and trademark law can be tricky. If you have questions about your copyright or need clarification on our terms, contact us. At YouWorkForThem, we strive to provide usable, affordable design resources. We prioritize easy accessibility and understanding of our terms. We’re always here to assist you and ensure a great experience with our fonts and stock art.