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Apple Acquires 'Lightning' Trademark From Harley-Davidson

Apple Acquires 'Lightning' Trademark From Harley-Davidson

Posted November 26, 2012 at 3:57am by iClarified · 13926 views
Apple has acquired rights to the 'Lightning' trademark from Harley-Davidson, reports Patently Apple.

The EU Patent & Trademark Office officially published two Apple trademark applications for "Lightning" under numbers 011399821/862. What's interesting about this filing is that it clearly illustrates that Apple had acquired the trademark from Harley-Davidson which is still protected until 2013. One of the documents indicate that the transfer may have officially occurred yesterday, November 24, 2012, the date that it appeared in the EU's public trademark database.

Notably, it appears that this may have been a partial transfer allowing Harley-Davidson to retain its rights to use the trademark for motorcycle related items. You can see a reference to the 'partial' transfer at the bottom of the first image.

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John Doe
John Doe - November 27, 2012 at 7:15pm
Im gonna register for my name. I'm make sure I get a patent for it. This world is a messed up pile of shit
ontrack
ontrack - November 26, 2012 at 10:24pm
I remember when people were buying Domain names but I think all of this is gone way to far
ontrack
ontrack - November 26, 2012 at 7:10am
how could some company hold rights to the name lightning
Pineapple
Pineapple - November 26, 2012 at 9:01pm
Just like they do for the name apple
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