Looking for help with patenting a font?

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Ed Buckingham's picture
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Looking for help with patenting a font?
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I have come up with a very unique font. I need help getting it off the ground. I know nothing about this. I will share in proceeds if there are any. Again, I am totally new to all of this.

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In what country are you? If in the USA, you can obtain a Design Patent for a typeface design. Note that this is different from a Utility Patent. In other countries, similar protection is referred to as e.g. Registered Industrial Design.

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Design_patent for more information.

The easiest way to register a Design Patent is to employ a patent lawyer to file the paperwork, but you could presumably do it yourself if you find out from the US Patent Office what is required.

Hrant H Papazian's picture
Joined: 3 May 2000 - 11:00am
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Once you have a design patent and -hopefully- become assured that nobody will swipe your idea, do show it here to recruit a partner.

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George Thomas's picture
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Free information on how to patent or copyright anything is available from the US Patent & Trademark Office. It gives detailed information on how to go about the process.

Nick Curtis's picture
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Joined: 21 Apr 2005 - 8:16am
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Not to nitpick, but…“unique” is like “pregnant”: either you are, or you aren’t. Nothing is “very unique”…

Hrant H Papazian's picture
Joined: 3 May 2000 - 11:00am
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Canadian Spam.

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