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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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RE: Here's why you're an idiot
By MrSmurf on 2/18/2006 3:34:18 PM , Rating: 2
You can change your name to Micheal Dell if that pleases you but the moment you start telling people you're the actual Micheal Dell and using that name to your benefit (or against him), yes, you can be sued by him.

But comparing your personal name to the name of a website is asnine and your logic is seriously flawed.


RE: Here's why you're an idiot
By mindless1 on 2/18/2006 4:06:37 PM , Rating: 2
If you tell people you're Micheal Dell and that IS your legal name, no you cannot be sued for that. There is no reference nor measures to attempt suggestion of this Guy's website being affiliated with Dell Computers. Writing "you can be sued" is pointless, sure you can be sued for anything and that doesn't make it valid rather than an abuse of the legal system.


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