Bloomberg Law
Feb. 16, 2021, 4:35 PM

Match Group Sues to Shut Down ‘Tinder Clone’ for Muslims

Laurel Calkins
Laurel Calkins
Bloomberg News

The parent company of Tinder, and OKCupid accused U.K.-based Muzmatch Ltd. of copying its pioneering mobile-dating app to create a similar digital matchmaking service for Muslims.

  • Dallas-based Match Group called Muzmatch a “Tinder clone” in a patent-infringement suit filed Feb. 12 in federal court in Waco, Texas
  • Muzmatch copied Tinder’s “world changing, draggable-card-based, mutual opt-in app interface” in a dating app dedicated solely to one cultural group, Match claims in the complaint
    • Both apps offer users digital stacks of cards containing photos of potential romantic matches in close geographic proximity, which the user can accept or discard by swiping ...