Apple is a company known for domination. While that might not be the first word that comes to mind when you think of Apple as a consumer, I’m sure the competing companies don’t have any problem seeing the tech giant as a fire breathing dragon. A lot of times legal fights and disputes erupt from the need for control and many companies have fallen victim to the courts. Sometimes though, stuff happens without a fight and this is one of those times.
According to The Next Web, Apple has gained ownership of the iPad3.com domain name. This comes only a week after submitting a request with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Amazingly there wasn’t a huge legal fight or drawn out legal proceeding. The ownership switched hands from the previous owner to Apple’s legal representatives. The Next Web said the following:
“…the iPad3.com domain is now controlled by Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, a firm that has represented Apple in the past. Domain records changed in the past 24 hours, seemingly without a fight from the previous registrant.”
It’s not a huge surprise that Apple has gone after this domain. I think the Cupertino company threw a lot of people off when they announced the third-gen iPad as “The New iPad”. It took people a while to understand what the company was doing and even now I’ll have people come and ask me if I’m using the iPad 3. In a lot of peoples’ minds there is the iPad, the iPad 2, and the iPad 3. Not sure when it will catch on, but maybe Apple thinks owning iPad3.com will help somehow.
Any thoughts on this? Surprised there wasn’t a huge, drawn out legal battle? Comment down below and let us know.
Via: The Next Web