My Little Pony toymaker sued over use of font inspired by ‘The Parent Trap’

Hasbro, the toymaker that manufactures My Little Pony toys is being sued by a font company over its use of a font inspired by the opening titles of the 1961 movie The Parent Trap.

Minneapolis-based Font Brothers claims Hasbro failed to buy a license to use its Generation B typeface on packaging for My Little Pony toy packaging. You can see the packaging below.

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Font Brothers charges $20 for using the font but raises its fees depending on the number of people who can potentially see it. The company is seeking $150,000 in damages.

You can see the font’s inspiration in the opening titles of The Parent Trap below.


via BBC

Matt Ralph

Matt Ralph

I'm the editor of Summer Camp Culture and also blog at Tangzine.com and MatthewRalph.com. I live in the Philadelphia area and went to camps and camp meetings growing up in Ohio, Maryland and New Jersey.

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