ThatвЂ™s a whole lotta suing, and today IвЂ™ll speak about the trademark infringement problem. Me and IвЂ™ll cover the other aspects of this loverвЂ™s quarrel if you want to hear about the other issues, just message.
Tinder, Inc, who owns the mark, came your can purchase the mark ( Registration quantity 4465926 ) following the mark ended up being used in Tinder on February 27th, 2015 by a business called SpeedDate.com LLC. A perusal associated with the record offers no hint as to the reasons the mark was moved, but provided Tinder, Inc.вЂ™s aggressive stance, we suspect some bullying behavior on TinderвЂ™s component had been active in the deal. Big organizations usually get trademark liberties by less-than-ethical means when faced with smaller trademark holders whom canвЂ™t manage to reduce the chances of this kind of predatory behavior. But we digressвЂ¦
In it is dating app вЂњwill continue to cause a likelihood of confusionвЂќ in members of the general public in itвЂ™s 45-page complaint, Match.com, the parent company of Tinder, alleges that BumbleвЂ™s use of the word вЂњswipe. We see a couple of of dilemmas right here, both well worth noting.
Problem one is the allegation of вЂњuse.вЂќ Tinder acquired its trademark from another business, SpeedDate LLC, and not needed to prove вЂњuseвЂќ during the trademark enrollment proceedings.Continue reading