Intellectual Property Law
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hello. unfortunately no, domain name registration is first come first served. The only way to get a domain name from someone else other than buying it from them is if they are cybersquatting (which requires a showing of bad faith) or if there is clear trademark infringement. You could hire an attorney to write them a letter etc. but if that doesn't work your options are limited since you would have to sue them which is expensive and it is uncertain whether you would prevail depending on the details.
yes that would be the first step and best solution if it works out
also, you could register a very similar domain for yourself, but if your concern if more with their use of the domain then you will want to try to get it