NOKIA MOBILE PHONE NEWS - After accusing Muzmatch, a UK-based Muslim matchmaking app, of copying their product and services, Match Group has launched a legal battle with it. The Match Group has accused Muzmatch of trademark infringement, claiming that its mission is to "spark meaningful connections for every single person worldwide." According to The Times, Match Group first wrote to Muzmatch in 2016 alleging trademark infringement before attempting to acquire it a year later. It made four offers to buy Muzmatch, including one for $35M, but Muzmatch turned them down. In 2019, Match purchased Harmonica, an Egyptian-based Muslim dating app, and renamed it Hawaya. According to Match Group, Muzmatch used the word 'match' in its metadata, and also used keyword tags such as 'match-muslim' and 'uk-muslim-match,' which the company claims are an attempt to 'ride on the coattails' of its trademarks. Muzmatch has denied the allegations, claiming that Match does not have a monopoly on the term "match" in the dating industry. On January 17, a hearing is scheduled at the UK Intellectual Property and Enterprise Court in London.
by Maria Daisy
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