On October 25, 2012 the European Patent Office published Apple's trademark filing for "iPad mini," dated October 23, 2012, the very day that Apple introduced it. Apple filed their trademark under three International Classes which covers all of the basics that you'd expect in a trademark filing for the iPad mini, such as computers, notepads, e-book readers, computer software, telecommunications, an MP3 player and the all-important one: proprietary computer software in the field of natural language and voice-print recognition that will naturally support Siri. Yet as usual, Apple legal had to go overboard and cover nonsensical areas, just for a laugh at Happy Hour, I suppose. The iPad mini is now legally covered for possible future uses as a fire extinguisher, a sock heater, and yes, even as an egg-candler. Apple legal even thought of the iPad mini being used as a future "voting machine." Why not? I was hoping for a deep fryer but I was out of luck. If you're a glutton for punishment, then check out the full International Class details laid out in our report.