Harry Potter and The Forbidden Typeface

Filed under: Movies, Celebrity Justice

Evil forces are at work at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando, Florida … all because the gift shop is selling merchandise which contains a STOLEN FONT … this according to a new lawsuit.

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The company behind the lawsuit is P22 Type Foundry — which claims they own the copyright to the Cezanne Regular font (seen above) … which, apparently, is a very wizardy-looking typeface.

According to the lawsuit, filed Tuesday in federal court in NY, P22 claims the font was splashed all over Potter t-shirts, hats, pins bags and more — but no one associated with the merchandise ever got permission to use the font for commercial purposes.

Now, P22 is going after NBCUniversal — the company that owns the theme park –as well as the merchandise manufacturers … demanding at least $1.5 MILLION in damages. 

We were unable to get a comment from NBCUniversal.

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