Patently Apple reports that Apple acquired the trademark for “Lightning” from Harley-Davidson. Harley’s original holding covered items you’d expect, like motorcycle parts, electrical parts, a protective helmet and turn signal parts. Interestingly, it also covered “computer game programs, eye glasses and eyeglass frames.”
As we all know, large companies like Apple and Harley-Davidson often acquire patents and trademarks for ideas of products that will never see production. Still, it can be interesting to dive into the history of different filings.
Apple bought “Lightning” trademark from Harley-Davidson originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Mon, 26 Nov 2012 09:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.