The news has just broke from Patently Apple that Apple legally acquired the rights to use the Lightning name from Harley-Davidson.
The news was discovered from Apple’s filings to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office which stated that Harley and Apple were able to agree the partal transfer on the name through Europe.
This will allow both of the companies to use the name legally, without other parties using it for themselves.
As of yet there’s not much more details than that as the terms of the deal have not been made public, but if we hear anything more we will defiantly let you know.
Source: Patently Apple