Just a week after it submitted a case with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Apple has secured the rights to the iPad3.com domain, after its original owner transferred ownership the company’s legal representatives.
Fusible reports that 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.
A UDRP search for the domain shows that the WIPO case it still active, suggesting that the watchdog hasn’t had the chance to issue a ruling on the case. In previous Apple domain disputes, including its recent iPhone5.com domain win, WIPO changes the status of a successful complaint to “Terminated.”
This hasn’t happened in this case.
Registered in January 2010, iPad3.com was owned by a company called Global Access, located in the Isle of Man. The company has previously lost cybersquatting complaints to AOL and Mastercard.
Interestingly, Apple still doesn’t own iPad.com, more than two years after it launched its first tablet device.