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Dell Uses the Whip on Tiger Direct

MANHATTAN (CN) - Tiger Direct falsely claims that its goods are covered by a Dell warrant, and falsely claims to sell new Dell equipment obtained directly from the computer maker, "when in fact they are old, out of date, obtained from resellers and not from Dell, used and/or refurbished," Dell claims in Federal Court.

Dell claims it has spent years trying to stop Tiger Direct from doing this, and from violating trademark, and that Tiger responded by delays and shucking and jiving, "partially correcting specific violations, only to embark on other acts of infringement and false representations virtually immediately thereafter. It is clear that defendant will not stop its wrongdoing unless and until ordered to do so by this court."

Dell demands an injunction, actual damages, treble damages and punitive damages for deceptive ads, injury to reputation, unfair competition, and trademark violations. It is represented by Doreen Costa with Baker Botts.

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