Apple and CBS are the targets of a trademark infringement suit being brought by Man & Machines over the use of the name “Mighty Mouse."
The company claims that it began selling waterproof and chemical-resistant computer mice (pictured at right) under the Mighty Mouse brand name in 2004. A year before Apple announced its first multi-button computer mouse (pictured middle), under the same name. CBS owns the trademark to the 1940s cartoon character Mighty Mouse (pictured at left).
The Man & Machines suit argues that CBS did not have the rights to license “Mighty Mouse'' to Apple for computer devices because its trademark did not extend to that class of goods.