#bumble | #tinder | #pof Tinder, Bumble Settle Dating App IP War

Law360 (June 19, 2020, 12:13 PM EDT) — Rival dating apps Tinder and Bumble have reached a settlement to resolve a heated intellectual property war between the two market leaders.

In a joint motion filed Thursday, attorneys for Tinder owner Match Group LLC asked a Texas federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit that accused Bumble of infringing both patents and trademarks by launching a “copycat” with similar layout and “swiping” features as the country’s top dating app.

The case, pitting Tinder against a rival founded by an ex-exec who once sued the company for discrimination, was intense from the start. Bumble claimed the lawsuit was retaliation after Match’s failed…

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