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can we charge a customer for buying and using their brand fonts?

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Jul 01, 2014 Jul 01, 2014

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my clients brand requires we purchase a font, so we can design their application. We dont own the font. Can we charge the customer for the purchase given they need us to use it for their brand design?

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This is not really a technical question, but a business question.

If a client requires use of a font that you do not currently have a license for (with very rare exceptions, you don't purchase fonts but rather purchase licenses to use fonts), purchasing such a font license is a legitimate business expense. Whether you choose to charge them for the cost of licensing the font really depends on (1) whether you think that billing the client for a relatively low cost item is prudent, (2) whether you expect a long term relationship with the client in which case it might be prudent to simply “eat the cost” of licensing their corporate logo font, and/or (3) whether the font in question is fairly generic and might be useful for use in other clients' work (although preferably not as part of a logo). For either (2) or (3) you would consider the cost of the font license as a longer term investment.

          - Dov

- Dov Isaacs, former Adobe Principal Scientist (April 30, 1990 - May 30, 2021)

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