HP Wants 'Chubby Checker' Penis Size App IP Suit Tossed

Law360, San Francisco (August 15, 2013, 2:57 PM EDT) -- Hewlett-Packard Co. and Palm Inc. urged a California federal judge Thursday to toss a lawsuit claiming a penis size measurement app called “The Chubby Checker” infringes the famous musician's trademark, arguing that it had no obligation to determine whether a third-party developer had licensed the mark.

Attorneys for HP, which acquired Palm in 2010, argued that the app's developer — not the tech companies — was responsible for checking whether the name violated anyone's trademarks. Once the companies were notified of the trademark infringement claims, they pulled the...
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