The World Mental Property Group (WIPO) has&#a hundred and sixty;decided that the domain name iPods.com be transferred to Apple. Apple had in May filed a complaint with WIPO. Previously, Apple had sometimes tend to buy domain names for high fees. Thus, in 2007 Apple iPhone.com domain for an amount of bought seven figures. Filing a complaint is much cheaper: it costs a few thousand dollars and within a few weeks settled.
It was probably used the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) which you can claim as a domain name identical or similar to a trademark is liable to create confusion. It is helpful even if the current owner has no right to use the name, there is no legitimate interests in, or if the name is being used in bad faith. The situation is different from iPods.com iCloud.com. Apple should start this year for $ 4.5 million to the domain iCloud.com bought a Swedish company (entirely in good faith) an online storage service offered under the name icloud.
It is remarkable that Apple has waited so long. iPods are only a small part of Apple's sales. Past quarter sales fell again, now with 20 percent. There are nearly a year more than iPads iPods. The iPod is celebrating ten years, and kicked off for the post-PC era, where products like the iPad and iPhone have emerged. They are now together account for 70 percent of sales from Apple.