Match Group (Tinder) v. Bumble: on line Dating business That Owns Tinder Sues Dating App Founders by Tinder’s Co-Founders

Match Group (Tinder) v. Bumble: on line Dating business That Owns Tinder Sues Dating App Founders by Tinder’s Co-Founders

By Yang Yu – Edited by Zainab Hashmi

Jury test Demanded, Plaintiff Match Group, LLC’s Original Complaint, Match Group, LLC v. Bumble Trading Inc., No. 6:18-cv-00080 (W.D. Tex, Mar. 16, 2018), hosted by Scribd.

On March 16, 2018, Match Group, an on-line dating business that has Tinder, sued another dating application, Bumble Trading Inc., started by three ex-Tinder professionals, in america District Court for the Western District of Texas, Waco Division, alleging eight factors behind action that included energy patent infringement, design patent infringement, and trademark infringement.

Within the problem, Match Group dedicated to the “swipe left” and “swipe right” top features of Tinder, that have been provided a software application patent and design patent pertaining to the usage this dating application.

Match reported, through the use of the same “swipe” feature and copying the “world-changing, card swipe-based, shared opt-in premise, ” Bumble infringed Tinder’s patents and trademark. Match/Tinder happens to be awarded a computer program patent with U.S. Patent No. 9,733,811 for the “Matching Process System and Method” and a Registered Trademark No. 4,465,926 for the “swipe” features. Into the problem, Match Group additionally reported that Bumble had copied Tinder’s graphical user interface, talk screen, along with other features. Because of this, Match Group desired for injunction restraining Bumble from breaking its patent liberties as well as other liberties under Lanham Act and typical legislation competition that is unfair. Also, since Bumble was created by ex-Tinder’s co-founders, Match Group additionally reported which they stole “confidential information related to proposed Tinder features, ” an element that enables users to undo swipes, and as a consequence desired for the injunction restraining Bumble from misappropriation of Match/Tinder’s trade secrets. متابعة قراءة “Match Group (Tinder) v. Bumble: on line Dating business That Owns Tinder Sues Dating App Founders by Tinder’s Co-Founders”