Apple Applies for Trademark Extension for Gaming

Don't get too excited yet, but Nintendo and Sony might want to start looking over their shoulders.  On Feb. 5th, Apple applied to extend its trademark protection to gaming devices.  Now what might that mean, eh?

The trademark filing seeks to extend the "APPLE" (text) trademark to cover a wide swath of the gaming world, to wit:

"Toys, games and playthings, namely, hand-held units for playing electronic games; hand-held units for playing video games; stand alone video game machines; electronic games other than those adapted for use with television receivers only; LCD game machines; electronic educational game machines; toys, namely battery-powered computer games."

While it would seem this would cover far more than the lame iPod-based games we have seen so far, time will tell.