Content|November 16, 2011| Author: Duncan Riley|Tags: ,

Nuts: The Village Voice Sues Time Out Over Use of the Term “Best of NYC”


New York rag The Village Voice is suing Time Out New York because the latter used the term “Best of NYC” without permission.

In a complaint filed in Manhattan federal court, the publisher of the Village Voice claimed that the November 3 issue of Time Out New York infringed its trademark rights when it used the term “Best of NYC” on its cover in a promotion which…naturally highlighted the best of New York City.

The publisher is demanding all profits from a Time Out New York November 3 issue, and asks that all remaining magazines from that date be destroyed.

It does turn out that The Village Voice does own the trademark for “Best of NYC” as a commenter at MediaBistro noted, however whether such a generic term will pass a serious test in court is yet to be seen.