We brought you the news of the lawsuit, way back in spring 2008, and can now reveal the verdict. Apple has lost the right to call its own-brand Mac mouse the "Mighty Mouse".

Man & Machine, American medical hardware specialist suppliers, has now been granted the trademark on "Mighty Mouse" from the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

In the lawsuit, Man & Machine says Apple began selling its Mighty Mouse over 1 year after it began selling waterproof and chemical resistant mice under the same name in 2004.

It seems The USPTO agreed, and Apple's next mouse - currently rumoured to be coming soon with possible touch technologies - will have to launch with a new name.

9to5Mac is currently running a poll with suggestions for the new name. The Mac Mouse, Apple Pro Mouse or the iMouse seem the most logical, but we guess we'll just have to wait and see...