Dell Inc. Sues Web Designer Named Paul Dell
February 18, 2006 2:37 AM
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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
We have been informed that the computer company Dell never made an offer to purchase the domain from Paul Dell.
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2/18/2006 10:01:38 PM
OK this is too much already and I must say that (american) corporations suck big time .
First there's Microsoft that owns the name Windows , Windows it's a trademark . Now there's Dell that owns the common family name Dell . I think Dell Computers should be a trademark and Microsoft Windows or Windows XP , Vista but they have no right to just confiscate common words as they please.
Next thing you know one of these companies will make the words air , water and earth trademarks and any reference to then will be a no-no . We'll just say : what we breath instead of air .
Oh and the patent thing si also getting ridiculous with all kind of patent claims like the silly old FAT or an interface or MPEG 4 . Seems that there isn't much out there that a company doesn't have a patent somewhat related and they will let you expand and then they'll sue of course .
Any american corporation out there that has a patent for the wheel ? Oh come on you guys don't be modest . Just think of the market out there . 1 $ a wheel ... well I've got a bike so you'll only get 2 $ from me .
Just my 2 cents :) .
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