Tinder Stays On IP Warpath, Sues Top Chinese Dating App

Law360 (March 20, 2018, 5:37 PM EDT) -- The company that owns the dating app Tinder filed a sweeping intellectual property lawsuit Monday against a service billed as "China's Tinder" just days after filing a similar case against top U.S. rival Bumble.

Match Group LLC, which owns Tinder and Match.com., claims that Tantan — China's leading dating app that was just sold for more than $700 million — is infringing design patents, copyrights and trademarks by creating a copycat of Tinder's "world-changing" swiping system.

"Tantan, described as the 'Chinese Tinder' or a 'Tinder Clone,' has also copied Tinder's general look-and-feel in an attempt to trade off of Tinder's name...

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