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?

 

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