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Late last week, Apple filed a complaint with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) seeking to gain control of the iPad3.com domain. While Apple opted to simply refer to the third-generation iPad as "the new iPad", it seemed likely that the company was still interested in controlling iPad3.com as a potentially popular destination for those attempting to find out more about the device.

As noted by Fusible, Apple appears to have already taken control of the iPad3.com domain, with the Whois information having been updated to list Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, the law firm commonly used by Apple in its patent and trademark proceedings. Visitors to the site are, however, still routed through a set of advertising and affiliate links.

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The case is still listed as active by WIPO, but it certainly appears that Apple has struck an agreement with the domain's previous owners that will enable the case to be terminated.

Article Link: Apple Obtains Rights to iPad3.com Domain
 

Ciclismo

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Slow news day?

Edit: This comment was tongue-in-cheek, as something as unimportant as website address ownership made the front page (which has since been moved), but a more interesting story, considering Macrumors obsession with patent cases, was ignored; that Apple lost in its attempt to sue HTC for the "slide to unlock" patent in the UK.
 
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WildCowboy

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Slow news day?

Edit: This comment was tongue-in-cheek, as something as unimportant as website address ownership made the front page (which has since been moved), but a more interesting story, considering Macrumors obsession with patent cases, was ignored; that Apple lost in its attempt to sue HTC for the "slide to unlock" patent in the UK.

This iPad3.com story was never on the front page...always on the blog.

As or the HTC story, we actually ignore most of the patent/lawsuit news because we find much of it tedious and boring. And from that perspective, a negative result (not barring sales) is less interesting than a positive one.

(We did mention the HTC ruling in this article yesterday as part of a minor roundup related to patent lawsuit news.)
 
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