Microsoft Germany used the PlayStation3 logo font in a 2002 booklet promoting the original Xbox. It is entitled ´Nur Zombies spielen nicht´ (Only zombies don´t play). Here is a scan from the 25-page booklet.
The font is famous for being the typeface used in the logo of the ´Spider-Man´ movie trilogy, which was produced by Sony Pictures.
I found this while cleaning up my desk. So is this just an amusing find or are there any possible consequences to this use? Apparently, fonts are often not subject to copyright.
However, according to CVG, Sony designer Teiyu Goto noted that Sony owned the rights to the font, speaking to the Official PlayStation Magazine.
Rather than creating a typography with all the risks that entails, it was wiser to use the one from Spider-Man, for which Sony has the rights.
The original Spider-Man movie was released in 2002, the same year the booklet was sent out to media outlets in Germany. I am interested to see whether this gets picked up on by some legal experts.
Thanks to: Wikipedia, CVG