I got some good ideas from this 2008 thread Handling a Domain Name Dispute Without a Lawyer
[webmasterworld.com] but wanted to see if there were some recent advice for the other side.
Someone registered a ccTLD that is my company's globally registered trademark in its entirety (trademark also registered in the respective ccTLD country). This would not have drawn my attention if the same person listed in the WHOIS had not offered to sell me (the WHOIS contact for other similar domains) the domain the same day he registered it. There is no website associated with the domain. He's just trying to list it for sale on various sites. This could easily be argued 'bad faith' IMHO (and that of my legal advisers).
This seems like an easy UDRP win. In the past we've used law firms to handle this sort of thing, but that can get expensive. I'm wondering if it's worth it to save some money here. How hard is it to file a UDRP yourself and handle the follow-up?
- What's the best venue to file in?
- How many arbiters should I go for?
- Is it possible to win a case without going to the arbitration stage?
My law firm already sent this person C&D letters, and he's still adamant he wants to sell the domain. Further follow up has been ignored. I'm wondering if this could be an easy case to handle myself.