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Chubby Checker, HP settle lawsuit over penis-measuring app

25
Jul
2014

The singer Chubby Checker has settled a lawsuit in which he accused Hewlett-Packard Co of using his trademarked name without permission on a software app that purported to measure the size of a mans penis. HP denied liability in agreeing to settle with Checker, whose given name is Ernest Evans, but agreed not to make future use of his stage name, likeness or related trademarks. In his February 2013 lawsuit against HP and its Palm unit, the singer objected to HP having in October 2006 begun online sales of The Chubby Checker app, which purported to let women estimate the size of a mans genitals based on his shoe size. A federal judge last August let Checker pursue part of his case, saying one might infer that HP should have known that the owner of the Chubby Checker mark would never have consented to license the mark for such a vulgar purpose. HP spokeswoman Sarah Pompei on Friday declined to elaborate on the settlement.

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