Monotype works with our clients to ensure both their past and future font licensing is correct. To help facilitate accurate past use licensing, Monotype does extensive research to determine what fonts a brand uses, and compare that to their licensing history. If they are under licensed, we’ll help the client correct their licensing.
You may receive an email from a member of our enterprise sales team requesting information about license history for one or more of your fonts for a particular client.
If a salesperson identifies that one of your fonts is being used by their client, if they haven’t licensed it from Monotype, one of the first things they’ll do before reaching out to that client is work with you to figure out if the client has previously purchased a license for the font. The client may have purchased the font through a distributor you work with or through you directly. We want to make sure to collaborate with you in order to get the information needed so we can take the next steps and work with the client to become appropriately licensed. Of course, you’ll get royalties for any licensing of your fonts with this client. It’s a win-win!
Our research, sales, and legal teams are experts at collaboratively working with brands to transform what could be uncomfortable, even contentious licensing situations into long-lasting relationships, leading to font renewals and additional licensing in the future.
If you’re contacted by a Monotype salesperson about this, be sure to check all sources where you sell your fonts for a license for that particular company or brand.
In the reverse, if you have a client that is using your fonts in ways that are unexpected to you, feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with a license history request for that particular client and we are happy to look into this for you to see if we may have licensed any of your fonts to them through our offline channels.