Law and Order

Penis-Measuring App ‘Chubby Checker’ Must Change Its Name After Lawsuit Settled

A victory for unfortunately named men everywhere.
Twisting with joy (Photo: Getty)

Twisting with joy (Photo: Getty)

It’s going to be a happy weekend at the Checker household.

R&B legend Chubby Checker settled his lawsuit with Hewlett-Packard, and now the tech company can no longer sell an app named after him on its Palm OS platform.

The app purported to help users measure their penises (kind of like a more expensive version of a ruler). Users input their shoe sizes, and a penis measurement came back, the Guardian reports. Apparently it’s not an exact science.

From the Guardian:

“The settlement agreement has not been disclosed, and neither side has accepted liability, but Hewlett-Packard has apparently agreed not to use the singer’s stage name, related trademarks, or likeness on their products.”

The app was taken off the market in 2012 following a cease-and-desist from Mr. Checker’s laywers, even though it had only been downloaded 84 times.

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