Apple isn’t the only one who can use the Lightning trademark.

Apple’s new Lightning connector is the perfect accompaniment to the Thunderbolt port, but the trademark hasn’t always been owned by the Cupertino company. In fact, it had to “partially” acquire it from motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson, which uses it to cover motorcycle parts, protective helmets, and turn signals.

Patently Apple discovered the Lightning trademark applications in the EU Patent & Trademark Office  [Read More…]