Hank explains the dispute is over the trademark of 'Transhumanist Party™' which remains owned by Zoltan Istvan, even after he has given up control over the US Party to its new chair Gennady Stolyarov. Zoltanistvan.com clearly states:
Transhumanist Party™ is a registered trademark; all services and products of Transhumanist Party are protected under law
Hank suggests that the trademark could be used re-seize control of the party or for selfish financial gain.
Gennady and the US transhumanist party responded to these accusations with at statement in their FAQ explaining that party is a 'a non-monetary organization' and therefore ill-equipped to defend a trademark against legal challenges. He additionally explains that the US party retains sole custody of the key party infrastructures such as web site and member list and that Hank's concerns are unfounded.