Apple wins dispute over iPhone5.com domain name

“Apple has successfully won its dispute over the iPhone5.com domain, after it took its complaint to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO),” Matt Brian reports for TNW.

“WIPO recently posted to its website that the domain has been ‘Terminated’, with the domain owner expected to have relinquished ownership,” Brian reports. “The iPhone5.com domain is now being held by brand protection agency Corporation Service Company, which may have been used by Apple to take ownership.”

Brian reports, “The dispute doesn’t confirm that Apple will name its next-generation smartphone ‘iPhone 5,’ the company is probably acting to stop people from profiting from its trademarks.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Apple. Masters of their domains.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]

Related article:
Apple files claim over iPhone5.com domain name – May 7, 2012

3 Comments

  1. At a certain point it becomes a bit silly doesn’t it? I mean…

    whoah…

    Sorry. I got distracted. That MacDailyNews on Facebook area has a picture of this woman, “Marina Orlova,” wow! She like MacDailyNews. We should behave batter over here.

    Anyway, as I was saying… wait… what was I saying?

    Oh yeah.. had to go read the article again..

    I guess from now on just name your domains…

    thePhoneMadeByThisCompanyNamedAfterAfruit.com? Clearly this guy was a domain squatter and could have chosen a domain a bit more distant like iPhone5News.com but I think bringing the hand of Apple legal down to smite him was a bit rough.

    Then again… never mind. Idiot deserved it.

    Going back to Facebook…
    wow.

    1. Wowzers… Apple who?….

      *shakes head*

      This doesn’t mean anything, and it certainly doesn’t imply that the next iPhone will be the iPhone 5.

      Apple owns MANY domain names, a lot of which they do nothing with.

      The one that has confounded me the most for several years now is http://mammals.org

      I wonder what they could have been planning with that one….

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