TechCrunch reports that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has, as of yesterday granted the trademark "Mighty Mouse" to a computer peripheral company not called Apple, Inc. That means Apple will probably drop the moniker of the mouse (which had both its fans and detractors) or end up paying Man & Machine a hefty price.
For over 5 years, [Man & Machine] says that it has used the name for its line of mice that are “rugged, hygienic, waterproof.”
News that a new mouse (and keyboard) were on the horizon came last week when the FCC leaked, for split second, pictures of the devices. Apple will likely choose a new name for its pointing device. But what will they call it?