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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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IOC & the olympics
By NotquiteanooB on 2/18/2006 11:09:14 AM , Rating: 2
This reminds me of the hassles the IOC give to users of the word Olympic. In every city that hosts the Olympics, they go after anyone using the word Olympic(s). In Utah (2002) and in Vancouver (host of the 2010 Winters); there are Olympic Cafe; Olympic Pizza; Olympic Dry Cleaners etc. They must change their name and not use Olympic again..... very heavy handed, I'd say. But I notice they haven't gone after the City of Vancouver to change the Olympic Street name !

RE: IOC & the olympics
By vmissouril on 2/18/2006 11:31:53 AM , Rating: 2
Well, I cant use my last name as a website since its Missouri. but im not gonna sue the state. If I use my first name that could be a problem too since there is a county in Missouri called Vernon.

RE: IOC & the olympics
By Visual on 2/18/2006 12:15:48 PM , Rating: 2
Oh man, you should totally move there... Half your mail probably went there up to now anyway ;)

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