The domain's names attribution by the NIC and the AFNIC, according to the rule "first coming, first using", involves a lot of lawsuits before the French courts, because that rule can hardly be concilied with the rules of family name's and brand's French law.
HAAS, G. and DE TISSOT, O. (1999). Confusion et nom de domaine. Les Annonces de la Seine, pp. 5-6.