Apple buys "Lightning" trademark from Harley-Davidson

Apple has been embroiled in several international patent lawsuits recently, but it won't get any flak from Harley-Davidson.

The tech giant bought the European trademark on the name "Lightning" from the motorcycle-maker this weekend.

Harley-Davidson has a line of motorcycles and parts called "Lightning," but never brought them to market.

It's also the name of Apple's new mobile connector.

The trademark gives Apple the right to use the name in number of areas, everything from motorcycle parts to eyeglasses.

Apple's Lightning connector is smaller than previous connectors.

No word on how much Apple paid for the trademark, neither company is commenting on the deal.