Pop ask time! Who owns Tinder, OkCupid, Match.com, and Plenty of Fish? If we pronounced Match Group, Inc., you’re scold and we should provide yourself to a cookie.
After unwell to buy Tinder/OkCupid/Match/PoF aspirant Bumble final year for a reported $450 million, a primogenitor association behind all of a aforementioned renouned dating services is now suing a dating app for infringing on dual of a patents.
According to a lawsuit, Match Group is claiming Bumble, that was combined by ex-Tinder executives, rips off Tinder roughly in a entirety, with a difference of a “women-talk-first selling strategy.”
Match Group alleges Bumble not usually copied Tinder’s now iconic swipe-based relating interface, though former employees Chris Gulczynski and Sarah Mick stole facilities for a dating app that were creatively grown while they were during Tinder, such as a ability to remove an random wrong “swipe left” (rejection) on someone.
“To be clear, this box is not about any Bumble personnel’s personal story with anyone previously during Tinder,” a box censure reads. “Rather, this box is simply about forcing Bumble to stop competing with Match and Tinder regulating Match’s possess inventions, law designs, trademarks, and trade secrets. Match brings this censure to stop Bumble’s wrong use of this egghead property.
Match Group sent a following matter to Mashable:
Match Group has invested poignant resources and artistic imagination in a growth of a industry-leading apartment of products. We are committed to safeguarding a egghead skill and exclusive information that defines a business. Accordingly, we are prepared when required to make a patents and other egghead skill rights opposite any user in a dating space who infringes on those rights.
We’ve reached out to both Bumble and will refurbish this story if it shares additional info.