∞ Apple gets the trademark for AirDrop

One of the new features in Mac OS X Lion is called AirDrop. It allows users to easily transfer files to one another by simply dragging and dropping files on a user’s icon. As of today, Apple now owns the trademark.

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.

Apple trademarks AirDrop [TUAW]