The people behind The Village Voice have lost their damn minds. That’s the only explanation we can think of for it suing Time Out New York (TONY) because the magazine used “Best of NYC” without permission from the Voice.
PaidContent reports that the Voice is suing for trademark infringement, and wants the profits from a TONY issue which used “Best of NYC” on its cover handed to the paper, and all the remaining magazines destroyed.
Yes, we’re serious. This isn’t an Onion article. The Voice actually thinks that they own the rights to “Best of NYC,” which might be the most generic phrase since “The big apple,” “Number one movie in America,” or “Hey tourist, try walking faster a**hole.”
But good luck with the lawsuit Voice; you’re going to need it. Wait. Do they own “good luck,” too?
As you can see from the comment by Tony Ortega below, the Voice does own “Best of NYC.” We still wish them good luck.