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HP has settled its trademark suit with '60s popstar Chubby Checker over a software application of the same name intended to estimate the size of a man's member. The former pop sensation, whose real name is Ernest Evans, sued the tech firm for naming its todger totter-upper after him last year. The app, which was available to …

  1. dkjd

    Palm users

    Surely palm users are intimately familiar with the size of their todger already?

  2. Nigel Brown

    Well I *was*..

    ...going to question if there really is a market for this app, but then I remembered about all the fart generator apps and decided not to ask.

    1. Volker Hett

      Re: Well I *was*..

      as far as I know the app sold 84 times at 99 Cents.

      1. DavCrav Silver badge

        Re: Well I *was*..

        "as far as I know the app sold 84 times at 99 Cents."

        Good thing they didn't charge 50 cents for it, or they'd have another trademark infringement suit...

      2. mark 63 Silver badge

        Re: Well I *was*..

        84 x 99c ?

        well lets hope the settlement was less than $84 then

  3. Version 1.0 Silver badge

    Foot in the door?

    I would imagine that if the store operator is liable for trademark infringement by the apps then we're going to be seeing a few more cases like this.

  4. TitterYeNot

    Missing Headline...

    What, no 'Chubby Checker and his Stubby Pecker' gag?

  5. FredDerf

    Oh :-)

    "Palm" and man's member? This is a joke, right?

  6. John Brown (no body) Silver badge

    K'nel!

    ...as another Chubby might say :-)

  7. asdf Silver badge

    because no one else will say it

    Chubby Checker is still alive (no infantile penis jokes please)? How come its always the hacks that live long and prosper?

    1. Mike Moyle Silver badge

      Re: because no one else will say it

      Because the big stars can afford more and higher-test drugs, no doubt.

  8. Michael Habel Silver badge

    Sometimes you just have to get up, and say WTF?!

    Really HP didn't already have enough work to do with fixing their crappy Printer Drivers... So they went ahead and, created an App for the iDoits™­ with their iThings™. I knew that HP were basically just a bunch of dicks. But this takes the Biscuit!!

    1. Volker Hett

      Re: Sometimes you just have to get up, and say WTF?!

      To be true, HP didn't even develop that! It was a third party app in the WebOS Market, one of very few by the way :)

      1. asdf Silver badge

        Re: Sometimes you just have to get up, and say WTF?!

        Lol HP was hardly in a position to reject apps when their app store numbers were in the hundreds. And unlike Microsoft they didn't bother too much writing apps for their ecosystem for free for third parties.

      2. Michael Habel Silver badge

        Re: Sometimes you just have to get up, and say WTF?!

        I must have missed the Word "Publish" somewhere along the way... I thought they had actually created it. Which was more or less my response at the time. However if they only just "published" this App to their "Store".... Then why were they (i.e. HP), sued over the name? Wouldn't have made more sense to go after the Author of the App in question? Seems to me going by that logic, that's how it should have worked. I can't really see Apple, or Google allowing themselves to fall foul in such a dispute. Then again, as has been stated they could afford to shed a few Apps, and not fell anything.

  9. E_Nigma
    Unhappy

    Repent!

    Hewlett Packard published a piece of software that guesses the size of one's penis by one's shoe size? The end is near.

  10. synonymous cowherd

    Kerching !!!

    Note to marketing department: todo web search all proposed app names.

  11. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Well that explains...

    That explains why I have size 36 shoe's!

    1. Allan George Dyer Silver badge

      Re: Well that explains...

      If that's a European size, I understand why you posted anonymously...

      1. Michael Habel Silver badge
        Mushroom

        Re: Well that explains...

        If that's a European size, I understand why you posted anonymously...

        OOHHHHH FEEL THE BURN!!!

    2. Mystic Megabyte Silver badge
      Windows

      Re: Well that explains...

      You're a clown!

  12. fixit_f

    According to the Guardian's version....

    His spokesman was called "Willie Gary"

  13. Tim Bates

    Was Chubby Checker (the musical bloke) in the business of estimating the sizes of sausages aswell as the musical bit? Or did the app use the guy's image aswell, thus causing the confusion required?

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