Chubby Checker Sues for Trademark Infringement over Cufflinks

Submitted by General Patent on Mon, 09/28/2015 - 21:37

First of all, Chubby Checker is apparently still alive, and we have the court documents to prove it. Ernest Evans (Chubby’s real name) has filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against Wirkin Stiffs, the manufacturer of a line of Chubby Checker cufflinks, and against Macy's, Nordstrom, Amazon.com and other resellers of the allegedly infringing cufflinks.

Best known for his 60s hit, “The Twist,” Evans/Checker claims that endorsements and royalties on products that use the Chubby Checker trademark are an important part of his livelihood.