Tinder Settles With Top Chinese Dating App To End IP Fight

Law360 (May 14, 2018, 5:24 PM EDT) -- The company that owns the dating app Tinder has reached a settlement agreement to drop a sweeping intellectual property lawsuit it filed in March against a rival service billed as “China’s Tinder."

The agreement, filed in court Monday by Match Group LLC, will resolve the company’s claims that Tantan — China’s leading dating app — infringed design patents, copyrights and trademarks by creating a copycat of Tinder’s “world-changing” swiping system.

The March lawsuit came at a litigious time for Tinder. Just days prior, the company filed a similar case against Bumble, Tinder’s chief domestic rival and a company founded by three...

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