Terminating Contract with Myfonts / pulling fonts off their website

Kaja SlojewskaKaja Slojewska Posts: 3
edited January 2021 in Type Business

I'm planning to start selling fonts on MyFonts. I was wondering about the possibility of pulling the typefaces down, once they are up for, let's say, few months. Can you stop selling them whenever you want? (in case I find a better place to publish and sell my typefaces).

I hope there are people here with an experience dealing with situations like that.


  • You need to read the contract. They change it from time to time so the rest of us might not know what’s in the current contract. Also, you know all of those horrible stories about record labels signing artists to horrible contracts that allow them to do all kinds of crazy shit with the artist’s work? Think about that.
  • Kaja SlojewskaKaja Slojewska Posts: 3
    edited January 2021
    @JoyceKetterer @James Puckett I read the contract multiple times but I can’t seem to 100% understand it, I’m not that familiar with the lawyer language yet.

    I thought I might someone here who previously taken fonts down from their website, but as you pointed out, it probably differs. I will have to consult the contract with someone who can lay it down for me clearly. Thank you!
  • No need to read the contract, in my direct and specific experience Monotype don't abide by it if there's money to be made.
  • @Ray Larabie - Just curious, why did you choose to hide typefaces? 
    I've long been thinking about adding at least some of my fonts to myfonts.com, but I seem to recall there were rules around exclusivity that turned me off it.
  • Botio NikoltchevBotio Nikoltchev Posts: 31
    edited January 2022
    Practically the 2020 Monotype Font Distribution Agreement  cant be terminated (from foundry´s site) for "three (3) years from the date hereof ".

    I´m experiencing an issue to update the family images on My Fonts wich they cant solve already few months. The exactly same update took me 4 min. at Fontspring. Anyway, I had enough of all release-, update-, communication-struggle with My Fonts during the years and asked them to remove my font-families.
    Ammm yeah it turned out that would be not possible until Dec. 2023 

  • After facing many issues with a submission on MyFonts, I asked them to delete my submission so that I could sell it somwehere else where an exclusive licence agreeement is required (i.e. you are not selling somewehere else). But till date, neither my submission got deleted, nor there is any option to delete it. (Please tell me if someone is aware of such option on MyFonts).

  • Ray LarabieRay Larabie Posts: 1,313
    @Saurabh Sharma You can't hide fonts using the Monotype Foundry Platform, but MyFonts will hide them on request. Contact them using the foundry support email.
  • Thank you @Ray Larabie. I will try contacting them again.  :)
  • @Saurabh Sharma You should also check if your submissions on Monotype Font Platform are for additional releases on Linotype, Fontshop and Fontscom.

  • Thank you @Botio Nikoltchev. My submissions are currently available for sale on Linotype, Fonts, FontShop, etc. I had sent a support ticket today for removing or disabling the submissions from the entire network.
  • Saurabh Sharma Any success with hiding/deleting your fonts? I want to do that until I can terminate my contract at the beginning of next year. Also anyone successfully terminated their contract by now?
  • Ray LarabieRay Larabie Posts: 1,313

    I have not terminated my contract with Monotype; however, I would like to note that the process of hiding or deleting fonts is considerably time-consuming. In my experience, it takes approximately eight months to complete the process. Last November, I requested the removal or hiding of specific fonts, and as of now, I am still awaiting the completion of that request. I sent a reminder a few months ago but they said it was going to take a bit longer.

    I understand that the process may be intricate and likely involves manual editing of the databases. Additionally, my situation may be more complex than others due to the presence of my fonts across all Monotype websites. Although, the removal of an entire foundry's catalog might be more straightforward.

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