AAN News

VVM Executive Discusses Trademark Protection Suits

In a conversation with AAN, VVM Executive Vice President Scott Spear addressed the use of lawsuits in order to protect the company's registered trademarks. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  09-20-2010  4:46 pm  |  Legal News

Former, Current Owners of East Bay Express Resolve Differences

Eastbay Express Publishing LP, an entity controlled by former Express owner Village Voice Media, has reached a settlement with two of the paper's current owners to settle a suit VVM filed earlier this year. The suit alleged that Hal Brody and Express editor Stephen Buel still owed VVM $500,000 under the terms of the 2007 deal in which the paper was sold. Brody and VVM executive vice president Scott Spear say the parties have resolved that dispute and all other issues raised by the two parties in connection with the transaction. "We are pleased to have been able to reach an agreement satisfactory to both parties," Brody says in a statement. "It puts aside this distraction so we can all concentrate on running our daily business." (FULL STORY)
Village Voice Media Press Release  |  08-31-2009  4:47 pm  |  Press Releases

It's Official: New Times, Village Voice Merger Is a Done Deal

In a Jan. 31 press release, Scott Spear, senior vice president of Village Voice Media, announced that the merger has closed. The merger plans of New Times Media, LLC, and Village Voice Media were first announced on Oct. 23, 2005; in late November, the Department of Justice declared that it would not block the merger.
01-31-2006  3:36 pm  |  Industry News

New Times, CitySearch Settle "Best of" Dispute

CitySearch agrees not to use coveted phrase in six New Times' markets (FULL STORY)
Christine Iwan  |  03-08-2001  11:51 am  |  Industry News

Court Rules in New Times' Favor in Trademark Dispute

Preliminary injunction stops Ticketmaster-Citysearch from using phrase "Best Of." (FULL STORY)
Christine Iwan  |  12-01-2000  11:50 am  |  Industry News

New Times Sues Ticketmaster-CitySearch

Trademark dispute centers on use of the phrase. (FULL STORY)
Christine Iwan  |  11-10-2000  11:50 am  |  Legal News

AAN Board Candidates Step Forward

With Ten Days Left Until the Election, Still No Contenders For Advertising Chair. (FULL STORY)
AAN Staff  |  05-20-1999  11:51 am  |  Industry News

Bad Debt Rising in Personals Business

Phone Company Billing Practices Going From Bad to Worse; Group Formed to Press for Changes. (FULL STORY)
Cory Zurowski  |  12-04-1998  11:51 am  |  Industry News