If someone has registered your domain name, business name, or personal name, there are several avenues for resolution
ICANN Uniform Domain Name Resolution Policy (UDRP)
We can represent you or your company to ICANN, the international organization responsible for domain registration. ICANN has an arbitration proceeding for resolving domain name disputes that can be much quicker (sometimes as quickly as a resolution in 60 days) and less expensive than the courts. Most often, UDRP proceedings tend to result pro-plaintiff because many UDRP arbitrators are trademark lawyers. Through a UDRP proceeding, a plaintiff can have the cybersquatter’s domain cancelled or transferred.
Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA)
The ACPA is a federal law that allows trademark holders to repossess domain names taken by cybersquatters. One benefit to an ACPA proceeding over UDRP is that it offers more remedies than the UDRP. Also, an ACPA lawsuit can have the effect of deterring future cybersquatting efforts.