Apple and CBS cops lawsuit over Mighty Mouse

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Apple and the broadcaster CBS have been sued by a company claiming trademark infringement over the word “Mighty Mouse”.

The company, Man & Machines, have said that it produces a waterproof and chemical-resistant mouse called the “Mighty Mouse” before Apple released its “Mighty Mouse”, which was an improvement to the original Mac Mouse.

As well, they have sued CBS as they did not have the rights to license them to Apple, even though they owned a mouse character, also called “Mighty Mouse” – a 1940s character. They claim that they could not license it to Apple because its trademark does not extend to goods.