Frequently Asked Questions (License)

 What is a font license?
  • A font license is an agreement between the font crea tor and the user that outlines the terms of use for a particular font. It specifies how the font can be used, how many computers it can be installed on, and whether it can be used for commercial or personal use.

How can I tell if a font is licensed for commercial use?

  • The font license should be included with the font files or available on the website where you downloaded the font from. It should specify whether the font is licensed for commercial use. If you’re unsure, you can contact the font creator for clarification.

Can I use a font for commercial purposes without purchasing a license?

  • No, using a font for commercial purposes without purchasing a license is a violation of copyright law. Make sure to purchase a commercial license for any font you plan to use for commercial purposes.

How do I purchase a commercial font license?

  • You can purchase a commercial font license from the font creator or from a font distribution website. The license agreement will specify the terms of use, including how many computers the font can be installed on, and whether it can be used for print or digital projects.

Can I share a licensed font with a colleague or client?

  • Sharing a licensed font with someone else without purchasing an additional license is a violation of the font license agreement. Each user must purchase their own license.

Can I modify a licensed font?

  • Modifying a licensed font without permission from the font creator is a violation of the font license agreement. Some licenses allow for modification, but it’s important to check the specific terms of the license before making any changes.

Can I use a licensed font in a logo?

  • Using a licensed font in a logo is generally considered commercial use and requires a commercial license. It’s important to check the specific terms of the license before using a font in a logo.

Can I use a licensed font on merchandise?

  • Using a licensed font on merchandise such as t-shirts, mugs, or other physical products is considered commercial use and requires a commercial license. It’s important to check the specific terms of the license before using a font on merchandise.

Can I use a licensed font in a video or film?

  • Using a licensed font in a video or film is considered commercial use and requires a commercial license. It’s important to check the specific terms of the license before using a font in a video or film.