You know we all wanted to call it the iPad 3. It would make a lot of sense, given that they named the previous model the iPad 2. But no, Apple decided to call the latest iteration of their magical tablet device �The New iPad.� Ok, fine, Apple, have it your way. But then they filed a case with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) saying that they should own the domain name www.ipad3.com. What?   The domain name was registered in January of 2010. It�s currently owned by Global Access, a company that�s had to give up previously owned domain names due to complaints by AllState, AOL, and MasterCard. This looks to be a company that does this on purpose, in a process called cybersquatting. iPad3.com is reported to be parked but is currently unavailable to access at the time of writing. Interestingly, there are a ton of iPad domain names registered, but not to Apple. For example, whoever owns iPad4.com has it pointed to an iPad Jokes site. iPad.com itself isn�t owned by Apple either, but it looks like a legitimate site. Regardless of who owns these domains, should Apple be able to push them out of their domain addresses? I�d have to say no, especially if they stop using the number designation for their next iPad model as well. This may be a gray area for IP law and trademark protection, but I can�t see anyone being confused by iPad25.com, can you? Via: Forbes Source: Domain Name Wire

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