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This article attempt to describe the complex phenomenon of domain name usage and trademarks. It is well-known that domain names become more and more important as a brand element and may clash with trademarks especially when it comes to passive registration, registration in bad faith or cybersquatting. The article addresses the issue on an international level as presented by the ICANN procedure under UDRP and adequate arbitration with some national jurisdiction insights. It also presents some relevant case law addressing domain name registration in the light of trademark infringements.