Jason Nardiello focuses his practice on three substantive areas: commercial litigation intellectual property law, and Second Amendment law. He is widely recognized in the U.S. and overseas as a leading IP litigator, prosecutor, and counselor.
He has extensive experience in litigation and as lead counsel on high-stakes trademark and copyright cases involving well-known brand names and has represented famous brands in a variety of trademark matters such as Nikon, Subaru, and Epson.
In the field of commercial litigation, Jason has served as counsel for clients involving a breadth of different areas of law and industries. For example, he has represented the tobacco industry in suits involving settlement agreements between competitors; he has litigated civil RICO matters for large insurance companies in cases involving insurance fraud; and he has represented real estate investors in commercial litigation disputes.
Jason manages and enforces large trademark portfolios for clients to assist them in leveraging their commercial competitive advantages worldwide. He regularly practices trademark prosecution at the USPTO and opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
Jason is a member of INTA and has previously served on the Harmonization of Trademark Law & Practice Committee as well as the Free Trade Areas Subcommittee. In this regard, he has experience developing and suggesting laws for adoption in regional free trade agreements to strengthen the protection of companies’ trademarks worldwide.
Jason also practices U.S. and Texas Constitutional law, particularly, law concerning the U.S. Second Amendment and Article 1 Section 23 of the Texas Constitution, the right to bear arms. In this regard, Jason assists firearm owners, dealers and manufacturers (i.e. FFLs) in complying with federal, state, and local gun laws. Specifically, he helps clients navigate Second Amendment lawsuits, ATF compliance, and possession and transfer issues. He also assists clients in restoring gun rights.
For example, with respect to restoring gun rights, Jason recognizes that the proper path taken depends on the particular situation of the client. Rights may be able to be restored by filing a motion in state court, filing a NICS (National Instant Criminal Background Check System) appeal to the FBI, or by filing petitions or motions in state court. In each of these instances, Jason works with clients to help them maintain or reestablish their Constitutional rights to bear arms.
Jason handles all aspects of firearms law, from suing governments at all levels who may deprive clients of civil liberties to helping clients establish and obtain an FFL (federal firearms license) through LLCs or corporations; from import-export issues to representing local gun clubs and ranges with zoning issues; from assistance with drafting hunting leases to helping clients earn extra income to working with manufacturers to help them comply with Federal firearms laws.
Jason is a graduate of New York Law School, where he was named the recipient of the Excellence in Administration of Criminal Justice award. He received his undergraduate degree from The College of New Jersey where he studied Law & Justice. Jason is admitted to practice in Texas, New York, the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. District Court for the Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.