Mongols Motorcycle Club Patches:
SANTA ANA – A federal judge has rejected the U.S. government’s unprecedented effort to gain control of the prized patches that adorn the vests worn by the notorious Mongols motorcycle club, ruling seizing the outlaw organization’s trademarks would be unconstitutional.
Attorneys for the Mongols described the ruling as a victory for all motorcycle clubs. At the center of the legal battle was control of the patches that depict the club’s name and an illustration of a ponytailed, Ghengis Khan-type motorcycle rider wearing sunglasses.
“The Mongols motorcycle club was able to defend the First Amendment for themselves and all motorcycle clubs,” said Stephen Stubbs, an attorney for the Mongols.