Apple's Mighty Mouse sued over name

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.

Mighty Mouse gets sued
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.

(Tip: TheAge)