Disney registers DisneyConsole.com domain name through brand protection agency

It may be something.  Or it may be nothing.  What is for sure is that Disney Enterprises, Inc. has registered the domain DisneyConsole.com (WHOIS). The domain was registered this week through Corporation Service Company (CSC), a company that helps businesses protect their brands. In January … [Read more...]

No EarPods.com for Apple, but company acquires TheEarPod.com, EarPod.net

Apple has a poor track record when it comes to owning the matching domain names to new products that it announces. As pointed out by Michael Berkens of The Domains back in September, Apple missed out on acquiring EarPod.com and EarPods.com, nor did the company get AppleEarPods.com which was put … [Read more...]

iPad3.com domain quickly turned over to Apple’s IP lawyers following complaint

The domain iPad3.com is now in the hands of Apple's IP lawyers at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton.  It appears the previous name's owner didn't even want to wait for an arbitration panel to issue the inevitable decision, and has instead decided to quickly transfer the domain following a complaint … [Read more...]

Apple registers iPhone4N.com domain?

Update 1 at 5:24AM EST:. After I posted this story, MacRumors pointed out that the iPhone4N.com Whois record raises questions as to whether Apple is really behind the registration.  First, the registrar used was Go Daddy, not MarkMonitor (Apple's usual choice).  Guess we'll have to wait and see if … [Read more...]

Crowdstar working on next unannounced game called Modern Girl [UPDATED]

[UPDATED:. Crowdstar released Modern Girl on March 6, 2012.] ** Original story: Mobile social gaming company Crowdstar appears to be working on its next iOS "Girl" game called Modern Girl. In a filing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office on February 6, 2012, Crowdstar … [Read more...]

Apple secures SteveJobs.xxx domain

Apple has secured the dot-xxx adult domain SteveJobs.xxx (Whois), preventing anyone else from using the name of the company's late co-founder. This week, Apple officially took control of the domain through the registrar Corporation Service Company (CSC), a company that helps protect many of the … [Read more...]

Apple’s IP lawyers get control of domains like UsedMacs.com before case decided

Just over a week ago, Apple Computer filed a domain name dispute with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) over five names registered to Wachter Consulting Inc. Four of the five domains named in WIPO case number D2011-1866, have now been transferred from Wachter Consulting Inc. to … [Read more...]

Apple files domain name dispute over AppleStores.com, UsedMacs.com

Apple's legal department has been keeping busy in 2011, filing a new domain name dispute with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) over five names which belong to the same owner: Wachter Consulting Inc. A total of ten cases have been filed by Apple Inc in 2011 going back to … [Read more...]

‘Remembering Steve Jobs’ domain now re-directs to Apple’s official website

Sadly, after Apple's co-founder Steve Jobs passed away on October 5, hundreds of people flocked online to register and capitalize on 'Steve Jobs' domain names.  One such domain was RememberingSteveJobs.com.  The domain had first been registered in early 2009, shortly after Jobs gave a … [Read more...]

Apple files three iMessage trademarks, in wake of iChat integration rumors

Last week tech blogs speculated that Apple was building in iMessage support into OS X Lion's iChat instant messaging software, after a developer revealed to Mac Rumors a code string with two new properties: timeDelivered and timeRead. On the same day the news broke on September 14, Apple filed … [Read more...]