January 24th, 2012 by Jim Kidwell
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter was not so long ago accused of taking on a task worthy of He Who Must Not Be Named: unlicensed font use. Well, it appears today that the Dark Lord has lost influence because NBC Universal and P22 Type Foundry have settled their lawsuit out of court.
The original lawsuit was pursuing $1.5 Million is damages, as well as the destruction of all materials created with the infringing font, Cezanne Regular. The items requested for destruction include hats, bags and t-shirts sold in the gift shops of the theme park.
Details of this type of settlement are not typically released to the public, so we won’t likely know where all of the wands and fonts landed.
If you’d like to keep yourself safe from the clutches of the Dark Lord, it’s best to first assess the your font collection and then provide only properly licensed fonts to your team. Universal Type Server can help you with this task. Contact us to learn more.