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iPhone 5 domain name granted to Apple in legal spat

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iPhone 5 domain name granted to Apple in legal spat

Apple has apparently won the rights to the iPhone 5.com domain name from a third-party using its product names sans authorisation.

The domain has until now been functioning as rough and ready fanboy forum, with discussion therein focussed on the latest rumblings from the iPhone rumour mill.

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However, last week it emerged Apple had lodged a complaint with the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) to win control of the site.

And in news that will surprise hardly anyone, it appears to have won the day. Head there now and the site is down, suggesting that Apple has been successful.

More telling still, though, is that the WIPO records now show that Apple’s complaint has been “terminated”. Which we have to say sounds pretty final to us.

Tech watchers interpreted Apple’s decision to pursue legal action as a clear indication that it will go with the ‘iPhone 5’ name for its next smartphone.

It was originally expected to choose the moniker for its current-gen effort, before plumping for 'iPhone 4S' instead.

Via:

The Next Web

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