Type Trouble

The Font Bureau is suing NBC for trademark infringement over several faces that are part of their fall marketing campaign.

In a trademark and copyright infringement lawsuit filed in U.S.
District Court, Font Bureau argues that NBC only paid for a single
license—which would only permit the company to install the typefaces on
a single computer—and only paid to use a limited number of fonts. But
NBC went ahead and copied the fonts to a bunch of other computers
within the company, Font Bureau claims, and also started using several
other fonts for which licenses were never obtained. (In case you’re
wondering, the typefaces in question include Bureau Grotesque,
Interstate and Antenna.)


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