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Famous SC attorney from TV ads sues son over similar name

May 3, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — An attorney famous for his television ads in South Carolina is suing his son for starting a law firm with the same name.

George Sink’s federal lawsuit against his son George Sink Jr. says the father fired the son from the firm in February and the son then started his own law firm.

The elder George Sink says in court papers his son had gone by “Ted” or “Teddy” all his life before opening the George Sink II Law Firm in North Charleston earlier this year.

Media outlets report George Sink is suing his son for trademark infringement, unfair competition, cybersquatting, unfair trade practice, and dilution.

Neither father nor son commented about the suit to media outlets.

The elder George Sink has 13 offices in South Carolina and Georgia.