In previous conflicts about domain names within the global address system, German judges only had to answer relatively simply legal questions. Under which conditions does a domain name, which is easily confused with another name, infringe the rights of the name owner? Pervious decisions have identified infringement in the following cases:
- The name and domain name are, to a significant degree, identical or may be easily confused with one another,
- The user of the domain name possesses no personal right to the name, and
- The name usage is likely to promote mistakes about the origin of the web-site.