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The computer company allegedly offered to purchase the site from Mr. Dell several years ago, but the deal was never completed

Paul Dell, owner of DellWebSites.com, an online web site design service, is being targeted by the online PC vendor Dell.  Dell is allegedly committing "an act of parasitism" and creates "a risk of confusion" for consumers, according to Dell attorneys.  Dell is being sued for $120,000 in damages to Dell America, $60,000 to Dell France, each remaining Dell company $48,000 and $600 for each time the word Dell is used on his web site.

(Paul) Dell is going to fight the charges in court, but it is obvious that his legal battle with the company will most likely be shortlived.  Several years ago a similar case occurred when Mike Rowe was served cease and desist letters for MikeRoweSoft.com.

Update 02/20/2006:  We have been informed that the computer company Dell never made an offer to purchase the domain from Paul Dell.


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Stupid
By tjr508 on 2/18/2006 7:19:54 AM , Rating: 2
If he goes in there and says "like a million other people my name is dell" who in their right mind would side with the big dell.

Last time I checked, web site design and PC building were two separate businesses.

I'd be just fine with someone wanting to produce a microsoft pillow.

My favorit similar case has to be nissan.com althpough this old man is using 50% of his web real estate to trash the automaker so i doubt he will hold on much longer. That and his page is full of total BS and false hostory. He even had the nerve to turn down like $2million a few years back.

this website guy is 100% legit so that's a different story.




RE: Stupid
By smokenjoe on 2/18/2006 8:07:45 AM , Rating: 2
That is just wrong. Dell is just a big bully. Lets boycott Dell oh wait no one who knows anything aout computers would buy one anyway. OK I contributed to the little guys defence fund to help fight aganst bad buisness.

http://www.dellwebsites.com/donations.html


RE: Stupid
By Hacp on 2/18/2006 8:13:54 AM , Rating: 2
Totally agree.


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