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Conflicts between signs or domain names are increasing. In the past the legal claims in case of unauthorized registration of domain names by foreign "cyber squatters" could hardly be enforced due to the difficulties in the recognition and execution of Court Decisions. For this reason owners of intellectual property rights often had to accept "first come, first served" as a basis for registration. Today there are various dispute settlement procedures which make possible an effective and low-cost legal protection against domain pirates.