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This being said, the OJPL is not able to give advice on legal matters, as we here at the OJPL believe that "laws are for suckers."
But seriously though, the process of obtaining a patent and copyright on a type of font is a complicated one, and rigorous to boot. The first step is realizing that what you want is not a patent at all (unless your font is some sort of chemical composition that may include mixtures of ingredients as well as new chemical compounds). The next step is coming up with a cool symbol to trademark. All of this, as you can see, is very rigorous. And complicated. In fact, depending on what legal system you are dealing with, you might be required to emigrate to another country, due to the fact, to choose one example, that the United States does not recognize the intellectual property in typeface designs because fonts are not subject to protection as artistic works under the 1976 Copyright Revision Act.
At this point, we would need more information from the patron, in order to better serve their information needs. If your goal is to make a lot of money, we recommend instead inheriting money from your billionaire relatives. If your goal is to simply prevent others from copying your font, stemming from a communitarian impulse to "protect the children", we recommend a slick media campaign targeted at the 17-35 demographic involving comparisons of font theft to DVD pirateering and marijuana smoking.
We have attached an image of the copyleft symbol that you can attach to your creations at your leisure. This symbol is used by all of the cool kids and has no legal meaning. [hide]
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