Earlier this week, we reported that Apple was trying to get the ownership of the domain name “iPad3.com”. Now Apple has won in its quest.
Just five days after submitting complaint to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Apple has been granted ownership of the iPad3.com domain name. Online reports say that the address was transferred to Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, a legal firm that has represented Apple in the past, within the last 24 hours.
According to The Next Web (and at the time of this news report being written), the WIPO complaint is still active on the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) website. This suggests that the organization is yet to issue a ruling on the case, and that the domain’s previous owner was happy to hand it over to Apple promptly, without a fight. However, visiting the domain would continue to lead you to a counterfeit goods store called VIP Replica.
When WIPO has issued a ruling, the status of completed complaints usually changes to “Terminated.”
It appears that the original owner of iPad3.com, a company called Global Access located in the Isle of Man, has a habit of obtaining names that are the trademarks of popular brands. It was previously lost domains to both AOL and Mastercard.
Source: Cult Of Mac