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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, 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

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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Just pay him off.
By trabpukcip on 2/18/2006 10:43:09 AM , Rating: 2
It would be in Dells best interest, to just bribe him with a free PC or something, otherwise it could turn into a PR disaster area. Send him a Quad SLI system that will probably make him change his mind.

Didn't Mike Rowe score an XBox and some other stuff and he now works for Microsoft?

RE: Just pay him off.
By metallic on 2/18/2006 2:51:20 PM , Rating: 2
No, he's got his own IT company now that does web design. You can find the website at

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