Apple trademarks AirDrop
Apple introduced AirDrop as one new feature included in Mac OS X Lion. AirDrop is a file sharing service that lets you easily send files to other nearby AirDrop users. Apple now owns the trademark for the service, apparently acquiring it from Urban Airship, Inc.
The trademark application was submitted last year by Urban Airship, Inc., and the AirDrop service was launched last year. The service was advertised as a way for Android app developers to easily promote their applications. Android app developers could sign up for the service and send promo codes to reviewers and for giveaways. AirDrop is no longer on Urban Airship's website, and the trademark was transferred to Apple effective June 9. Details on the agreement and any money associated with this transfer are not available.
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