Village Voice Demands That Cape Cod Voice Change Its Name

october 28, 2002  10:26 am
The world's most widely recognized alternative weekly has asked The Cape Cod Voice to ''cease and desist" from using the name ''Voice'' in its print or online edition, Mark Jurkowitz reports in The Boston Globe. The Village Voice says it ''has worked hard and succeeded in gaining recognition both nationally and internationally. We will not allow anyone to have a free ride on our name or denigrate the good will associated with it." The editor and publisher of the 10,000 circulation biweekly based in Orleans, Mass., says he won't give up without a fight. "I don't think any publication has the right to tell people they don't have the right to be the voice of their community,'' he says. This isn't the first time The Village Voice has fought this battle.