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Font Licenses

Use stunning fonts with confidence

The right font makes a difference, and so does its license. Select one or more of our simple options and go back to designing with the freedom, speed, and coverage you need.

General Font Licenses

Desktop License

The licensed font can appear in unlimited commercial and personal projects including, but not limited to, physical end products, social media, broadcast, packaging, and paid ads.

Can be used for

  • Web app and website usage Only in rasterized form
  • Games Only in rasterized form
  • Design or Print-on-Demand applications Only the Licensee may use the font to create a completed end product

Cannot be used for

  • Embedding fonts files Must always be used in rasterized form

Webfont License

The licensed font can appear in multiple websites owned or controlled by the Licensee. Pageview limit agreed upon at checkout.

Can be used for

  • Web app and website usage Only displayed in the Licensee’s website(s), within the agreed upon pageview limit.
  • Embedding fonts Only within the Licensee’s website(s) and agreed upon pageview limit

Cannot be used for

  • Games
  • Design or Print-on-Demand applications
  • Desktop use

App License

The licensed font can appear in one application.

Can be used for

  • Games Font can be embedded, but not extractable
  • Embedding Fonts Font can be embedded in desktop apps, games, and mobile apps but cannot be extractable.

Cannot be used for

  • Web app and website usage
  • Design or Print-on-Demand applications

E-pub License

The licensed font can appear in one title.

Can be used for

  • Embedding Fonts Font can be embedded in epubs, but cannot be extractable

Cannot be used for

  • Web app and website usage
  • Games
  • Design or Print-on-Demand applications

Looking for more details about these font licenses? View our font license terms

Worry-free Enterprise font licenses

Looking for more flexibility?

New font licensing is available for digital ads, OEM, software vendors, server use, and more, giving your team the freedom you need.

Creative Market Enterprise Licenses
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General Dos and Don’ts

Do

  • Use the Licensed Font for personal and commercial purposes, under the allowances of each license
  • Sell an unlimited amount of items for the number of projects permitted in each license (e.g. unlimited sales of one ebook title for the E-pub License)
  • Sublicense the font in three situations only:
    • to a third party that manufactures, markets, or distributes completed End Uses on your behalf,
    • to a subcontractor that provides services to you,
    • to a client, when you’re transferring them a completed End Use

Don't

  • Resell or Sub-License the Licensed Asset as in a way that is directly competitive with the original Licensed Asset.
  • Resell any modification of the asset on its own.
  • Make the asset public or share the asset in any way.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Basic Definitions

E-pub: An electronic publication such as an ebook or ecard. This format is based on web standards, so it often contains XML, HTML, and CSS resources. Aside from text, it can embed different types of multimedia files like images, video, and audio.

@font-face: A CSS rule that allows the website viewer’s browser to render a font by pointing to the file.

Print-on-demand: A type of application that builds and prints items on order. Under these license terms, the use of fonts in conjunction with this technology is forbidden whenever the end user is not the Licensee.

Rasterized form: the conversion of fonts, which are defined by vectors, to pixel graphics that are not editable or scalable.

Can I trademark my logo with a font?

You may use a font as part of your logo, as long as the original asset is (1) modified and (2) not the dominant element of the logo. However, you must disclaim the asset if registering for Trademark protection, and you may not enforce any rights on the font itself.

Can multiple members of my team use a Desktop font?

Yes, but make sure you purchase a number of seats that is consistent with the amount of users.

How can I safely use a font under a Webfont license?

You may only use the Licensed webfont with the @font-face selector in your CSS files. Also make sure to include all Copyright and legal information files in your font’s download folder.

Can I use the TTF or OTF font included in my Webfont folder to design on a desktop?

No. The Webfont License prohibits all other non webfont use, such as desktop, mobile, video game applications and e-books/e-publishing use.

The Webfont license allows you to display the font in one or more websites owned or controlled by you (within an agreed upon pageview limit). The Webfont is rendered in a read-only manner and declared via @font-face selector in the website’s CSS file. If you also need to install the font to complete design work, purchase both a Desktop and Webfont license. In case you are using this font for a client project, read “Can I use a Licensed font for client work?” below.

Can I use a Licensed font to design paid ads?

With a Desktop license, yes. The Licensee can apply the font in unlimited physical advertisements for local, national, and global markets. If you are designing these ads on behalf of a third party, a special sublicensing exception applies (see “Can I use a Licensed font for client work?”).

Can I use a Licensed font for client work?

Yes. This is one of the special sublicensing exceptions. You can sublicense the asset to a client, when you’re transferring them a completed End Use.

Can a freelancer, contractor, or agency working for me use the Licensed Font?

If a contractor needs to use the font in relation to a project of yours, you can sublicense it while making sure to purchase the right amount of user seats.

How can I store the Licensed Font?

You can only upload the font to a personal server or a private cloud storage service, cloud-based design app, or digital asset manager fully owned and controlled by the Licensee. In any case, the Licensed Font should only be available for use by the Licensee.

What Licenses has Creative Market historically used?
  • The SimpleLicense was our site-wide license before December 10, 2015. All fonts purchased before this date are licensed under the SimpleLicense.
  • All fonts purchased after December 9, 2015 and before February 22, 2016 are licensed under the Standard License V1.
  • All fonts purchased on their own or in official Creative Market Big Bundles on or after February 22, 2016 and before the release of these terms are licensed under the Standard License.
  • Fonts purchased on Creative Market on or following the release of these terms are licensed under the Desktop, Webfont, App, and/or E-pub License.