Here's an article where patriots fans discuss the TB12 hat back in 2009. In 2009 Cam was at Blinn. Yes TB12 was around long before Cam failed to secure his #2 from the Jimmy. Dumb ass, I don't believe that the article states that TB12 as a symbol was never trademarked.
There was a time just a few decades ago when these sort of people only met at night, in remote places, wearing sheets over their heads for fear someone might otherwise recognize them.
With the advent of right wing media all that has now changed.
These same people have been emboldened to crawl out from under their rocks and spew all sorts of hateful rhetoric in public, seemingly without any sense of shame at all.