I started a band called The Bloody Irish Boys in 2003.
On 04/11/2005 I received my Certificate of Registration (SRu582-574) from the Library of Congress showing the use of this name in a sound recording.
On 05/17/2005 I registered the domain http://thebloodyirishboys.com
Shortly after another company registered the domain http://bloodyirishboys.com removing the on 11/23/2005.
This company has intentionally in bad faith used our name as a hit farm to generate money for themselves through advertising and are currently cyber-squatting the domain.
We have had several fans think that we no longer exist by going to the wrong address.
On 10/20/2009 we received our certificate of registration from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (Reg. No. 3,697,571) stating that The Bloody Irish Boys is in fact trademarked.
I would like to claim this domain registration but I'm not sure what is absolutely necessary. Do I have to follow a UDRP Proceeding and what if I don't have the money for a proceeding through WIPO for example? Could it be as simple as writing a cease and de-sist letter to take ownership? Are there any attorneys that work pro-bono on a domain copyright case causing the defendant to pay for all costs incurred? Any advice on this matter will be much appreciated.
Thank you for your time!