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Chubby Checker Files Ridiculous Trademark Infringement Suit

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Chubby Checker (real name Ernest Evans) – the singer famous for The Twist dance craze in the 1960s – and certain corporations that he controls have filed a lawsuit against Hewlett-Packard Company and Palm, Inc. The suit concerns a no-longer-available app named “The Chubby Checker”.

The app purported to allow women to calculate the size of a man’s penis based on his shoe size. According to webOS Nation, the app was downloaded only 84 times before it was removed in September 2012. Yet press reports state that the plaintiffs are seeking damages of $500 million for trademark infringement and unfair competition!

This blog’s Ridiculous category used to be limited to ridiculous contract provisions. In light of the Chubby Checker suit, I now am expanding that category to include ridiculous litigation, as well.

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