Twist star to sue tech firm over 'Chubby Checker'

The musician famous for the Twist dance style can sue Hewlett Packard Co over allegations that the tech company used his trademarked name “Chubby Checker” on a software app that purports to measure a man’s genitals.

In a court ruling, US District Judge William Alsup in San Francisco ruled that Ernest Evans — known professionally as Chubby Checker — can move forward with trademark infringement claims against HP and its Palm unit.

HP spokesman Michael Thacker said the app was not created by HP or Palm. “It was removed in Sep 2012 and is no longer on any Palm or HP hosted website.”


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