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New Firm Ripped Off Lawyer's 'Sterling' Reputation: Suit

Law360 (June 12, 2018, 8:39 PM EDT) -- A pair of Illinois attorneys are battling over who can rightly use “Sterling" in their law firm name, with the fight escalating to a trademark suit filed in Illinois federal court on Tuesday.

Kevin Sterling, a commercial real estate attorney based out of Chicago, sued lawyer Jeff Hughes and his firm Sterling Law Offices SC, claiming Hughes infringed Sterling’s trademark from his own firm, The Sterling Law Office LLC.

Sterling says his firm has been in business for a decade and holds a trademark and state...
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