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Apple sued over Mighty Mouse

Medicinal pointer predates pretender by a year
Wed May 21 2008, 12:13

APPLE IS BEING SUED by Maryland-based accessory maker Man and Machine according to the folks at 9 to 5 Mac.

The company, which makes gunk-proof, silicone-sealed mice and keyboards for use in medical, industrial and marine applications, maintains that its trademarked Mighty Mouse predates the multi buttoned Apple offering by more than a year.

Apple thought that it had originally licensed the name from CBS which owns the rights to the cartoon super-hero rodent of the same name.

But Man and Machine is arguing that the CBS trademark did not cover goods in that category and never had the right to sell the name.

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