You have a thriving business, which you have built up from nothing, called “theman”. Even your own mother calls you “theman”. Then, youfind out that your competitor, the “xman”, has bought the domain name “theman.com”.
You and your mother are outraged.
You hear of ICANN*, an international dispute procedure, which will deal with your claim quickly and cheaply. You will go to any lengths to get your name back. You find out it costs $2,000.00. You hesitate but decide to proceed. Yes, you are willing to bet the bank. You pay $2,000.00, but your competitor pays nothing. Who worked that one out?
The starting point is first come, first served. Your lawyer will, helpfully, point out that you could have avoided all this if you had registered it first.
You need to show three things: