Can I copyright a font or typeface?

Symbols designed or typographic ornamentation, fonts, typeface, do not qualify as copyrightable by itself (however, the font software itself can be copyrighted). However, the font or typeface may qualify as an artistic expression of a logo when combined with other lettering or spacing (e.g., Coca Cola has a copyright on its logo typeface). 

However, a typeface or font may be able to qualify for a design patent, which is perhaps the strongest protection available to a font or typeface.