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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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RE: Doubtless This Will Make It to Court
By cubby1223 on 2/18/2006 3:47:15 PM , Rating: 2
Dell doesn't care if they will likely loose in a court case. I'm sure the idea is to at the least force the other person to come up with hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars to pay all the court & lawyer fees before a verdict is ever reached. The guy goes broke, that's a victory for Dell.

By Ard on 2/18/2006 3:58:21 PM , Rating: 2
This is undoubtedly true. However, if the Court sees this is as being something completely off-base, they could award Paul attorney's fees.

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