Proud Boys Dealt Another Blow as Feds Crack Down - 2021-02-03
The far-right Proud Boys have been thrown into a tumult in the aftermath of the Jan. 6 riot, with the group's leaders facing criminal charges, their chairman exposed as an informant, and law enforcement investigating what role Proud Boys had in the attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Now, amid a brewing trademark dispute with their former lawyer, they might even lose the right to use their name.
On Monday, former Proud Boys lawyer Jason Lee Van Dyke, who holds the "Proud Boys" trademark, released a letter revoking Proud Boys chairman Enrique Tarrio's right to use the name. Van Dyke's reasons for revoking the trademark rights included what he sees as the Proud Boys' association with Nazi groups, as well as Proud Boys burning a church's Black Lives Matter banner in a December march in Washington, D.C.