UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Bumble wants $400 million in damages in a countersuit with dating app Tinder’s parent company, Match Group.
A lawsuit filed by Match Group on March 16 said that Bumble stole trade secrets and infringed on intellectual property.
Bumble works like Tinder, where uses swipe left or right to decide on a match.
But Bumble has been branded as a female-friendly app that allows women to make the first move unlike Tinder.
Now, Bumble says in its countersuit that Tinder obtained competitive information in a deceptive way and did not disclose it was planning to sue the company.
Bumble and Tinder have a complicated past.
Former Tinder employee Whitney Wolfe Herd left the company and went on to become the cofounder of Bumble.
She said she was fired after being sexually harassed by her co-workers
Match Group denied this happened, but paid $1 million in a settlement.