A TRADEMARK ACADEMY FOR LAWYERS
Trademarkabilities® is an online trademark academy that gives you access to some of today’s most comprehensive instruction on practical trademark prosecution in the U.S. Our approach combines industry knowledge with direct client experience to provide actionable strategies, practical tips, and ongoing support to master the entire trademark process. Whether you’re just starting out or want to enhance your current skill set, Trademarkabilities will engage you and help teach you everything you need to know for a successful career in trademark law.
Stacey C. Kalamaras, Esq. – who has been practicing trademark law exclusively for more than 16 years – founded and leads Trademarkabilities, sharing her legal skills and love of teaching. Our six-session course goes well beyond the basics, showing you exactly how to apply the Trademark Rules of Practice and giving you the actionable strategies and practical tips to build a thriving trademark practice – whether you’re just starting out, already know some of the basics of intellectual property (IP) law or if you want to add trademark to your transactional practice, Trademarkabilities is for you.
What People Are Saying
Stacey has educated more than 4,000 attorneys through continuing legal education courses and has over a 99% 5-star rating from those attorneys. Here’s what recent Masterclass students have to say:
This was the most informative, interesting and dynamic trademarks CLE program I have ever attended. Stacey is an incredibly brilliant, thoughtful, and caring instructor. As a third year trademark attorney, I have a lot to learn. This course answered questions I was afraid to ask senior associates and partners; it cleared up questions about various forms; and it made me feel confident in my abilities to draft Office Action responses. I can now more confidently provide recommendations to partners and clients. Thank you Stacey for such a thorough course. You really care about trademark law and it is evident in this program!
I have worked with trademarks in several different capacities for many years. During all of that time I haven’t received the direction, education, thought process, skills, or ideas that I received taking the Trademarkabilities course. Stacey teaches all the major parts of the trademark process in such great detail and provides ample resources and examples making it easy and fun to learn what it takes and how to be a trademark attorney. I highly recommend this course to anyone interested in trademark law.
I took the course with high expectations and the only thing I have to say it that it exceeded them. The information provided is not only theoretical, but also practical. Also, Stacey is great! She will help you along. Always available to answer questions. From her teachings you can easily see that she is an expert in the subject and is teaching you in a way so that you can go out and start applying your knowledge. Will recommend this to anyone that wants to start this area of practice. I don’t regret taking it, and I look forward to more courses!
The Trademarkabilities course was very helpful for me. The Trademarkabilities course does not just teach the concepts of filing, maintenance, and navigating the USPTO website, it also offers a community of other attorneys who have taken the course. Stacey is always answering any questions that come up as well. Overall this has been a great investment for my transition from family law to starting my own business that will focus on trademarks.
This was the best CLE course that I’ve taken in my twelve years of practice! I truly cannot say enough great things about it. One of my favorite things about the course is that whether you are a seasoned practitioner or a complete newbie, there is something for everyone. Stacey is very knowledgeable and engaging. And, dare I say it, I found the course to be fun. I cannot encourage people enough to take the Trademarkabilities course.
As attorneys, sometimes, we end up looking for training in so many different places, and it doesn’t always end up being worth it in the end. I experienced that with a different trademarks course, but this was not the case with Trademarkabilities, at all. If trademarks is something you really want to delve into as an attorney, this is the course you want to take—hands down! For anyone looking for a trademarks course, I HIGHLY recommend Trademarkabilities! Stacey makes it more than worthwhile, and I am looking forward to future courses she develops.
I’m a big fan of paying to get knowledge and experience in a matter of days or weeks that would otherwise take me years to learn on my own. Stacey takes her years of high-level trademark experience and big firm training and distills it down to the most practical and useful advice and insights to better serve your clients. For me, this was a huge value add. The fact is, it’s extremely hard to find training programs out there for attorneys looking to jump-start a trademark practice. Stacey is an excellent instructor and the templates and other materials she provides would be worth the price of admission on their own. It really is a great investment and I highly recommend the course.
Trademarkabilities is hands down one of the best courses I’ve taken! It’s not just a ‘crash course’! Stacey walks you through the process and addresses sticking points along the way. The videos, hand outs and real life examples make this course not only informative, but actionable. After completing her course, I felt confident in my practice and strategies. This is a great course to gain hands on practical knowledge for any attorney looking to add on trademarks to their practice.
Trademarkabilities is an amazing course especially for attorneys who have little to no experience practicing trademark law. Even if you take a lot of trademark or Intellectual Property classes in law school, this course is a great supplement to teach you how to be a trademark attorney and put what you learn in law school into practice. Stacey does an excellent job at thoroughly explaining how to attack many issues you can encounter as a trademark attorney, but she also does it in a way that is very easy to understand. Stacey is also so helpful if you do have questions on the course material. I would highly recommend this course to any new attorney wanting to expand their trademark knowledge and wanting something to give them some extra confidence in counseling clients as a new attorney.
I recommend Trademarkabilities to new and current attorneys! Stacey provides a thorough guide to trademark practice that’s essential for new and current attorneys. The material is easy to understand and follow at your own pace. Plus, Stacey makes herself available to answer questions and keeps in contact with students.
I thoroughly enjoyed this course and definitely will recommend it to others that want to become more competent in trademark law.
I took the Trademarkabilities Masterclass as Stacey’s superb reputation in the trademark law field preceded her. Stacey explains even the most complex trademark topics simply enough that an attorney at any level of their professional experience would be well served by taking the course. The online program is easy to navigate. The templates and checklists that she additionally provides within the course, on top of the videos, slides, and Q&A are a treasure trove of trademark tradecraft. I have not been a part of any other trademark program out there that is as comprehensive and well-organized as Trademarkabilities. Please don’t be misled by charlatans out there hawking different programs. Trademarkabilities is the one you want. Trademarkabilities is the one you need.
This was a great course for the novice trademark attorney. There is an abundance of practical information and experiential tips. Stacey is a methodical teacher and she is extraordinarily responsive and accessible! I am even more pleased with the decision that I made to take the course since I learned we can work something out to handle cases out of my scope. Taking this course was one of the best career decisions I have made, and I am confident that it will prove to be profoundly beneficial.
I took the Masterclass, and all I can say is it is AMAZING! Concise, extremely informative, with a very practical approach, it covered all the most important parts of trademark practice. The videos, handouts and templates were so valuable and so needed for any practitioner who is either just starting out or wants to improve their practice. Also, I just love how committed and willing to help Stacey is; she really wanted us, all participants, to understand the material and succeed in our practice! I honestly think that every lawyer who deals with trademark issues should take this course, it is so beneficial on so many levels. I highly highly recommend the course and will surely be looking into taking advantage of Stacey’s other resources, LinkedIn posts, her blog and more to come.
Trademarkabilties is ESSENTIAL if you are looking to practice IP law. Not only are the content and associated supplemental materials clear and relevant, but you also have access to a private group to ask questions as your practice grows. Stacey has a way about her that makes you feel she wants you to succeed. I recommend her course without reservation!
I have taken several trademark courses this past year. However, the key differentiator found in Trademarkabilities is Stacey Kalamaras. Her expertise, attention to detail, and commitment to creating a high-caliber course is undeniable. Let me be crystal clear, the course materials and templates alone make this investment a no-brainer. Stacey shares countless plug & play templates that would take a new trademark attorney years to compile on their own. You are essentially paying for a trademark practice in a digital box. Stacey is ever so gracious, helpful, and enthusiastic. For anyone on the fence, buy this course if you’re serious about success. You won’t regret it!
I was blown away by the very first module! I learned so much during that time. I am eager to continue on and complete this course so that I can start assisting clients with their trademark applications.
I’m a solo practitioner and started studying IP a little over a year ago. I took trademark classes and every CLE and book that I could find on trademarks. I was actually hesitant to spend more money on taking the Trademarkabilities course because I felt that I already had a good understanding of the topic, but I am SO GLAD that I did. I learned so much from Stacey and feel like she has prepared me to be an even better practitioner through her decades of experience. I highly recommend the Trademarkabilities masterclass to practitioners of all experience levels.
This course is phenomenal! This course provides mentorship in a short amount of time, and templates for everything. Stacey teaches practice-relevant topics, real world solutions to a wide variety of issues, and is always willing to continue discussing a topic. She breaks the rules down into easily digestible bits, including the new rules, and presents all of the material clearly and concisely. The course covers nearly all issues that an attorney would encounter, from typical to rare, and provides templates for every topic discussed. If the Trademark Office required lawyers to pass a bar exam to prosecute trademarks, this course would set lawyers up to pass with ease. I would highly recommend this course to all trademark prosecutors, experienced or not.
The Trademarkabilities Masterclass has been extremely valuable. I came into the course with a modest amount of trademark experience, pretty comfortable with the basics, but just getting into some more complex work and the course was exactly what I was looking for in terms of strengthening the fundamentals and giving me the tools and resources to feel comfortable with more advanced trademark work. The modules dealing with office actions, working with foreign counsel, and ongoing maintenance were particularly useful, but I also found myself learning some new techniques and best practices to apply to my intake process, clearance searching, and filings as well. It really is a great investment and I highly recommend the course. Thanks again Stacey!
I studied trademarks in law school, so I wanted something that was more than a high-level introduction. I was looking for a course that was comprehensive, and would cover true practical application, so that I could add trademarks as a practice area for my firm, without delay—and no fluff. I must say, Stacey Kalamaras certainly delivered! I think this has been one of the best investments I have made for myself and my firm to-date. Stacey takes the time to break things down in a way where it’s easily understood, she provides great resources (the templates are awesome!), and you can tell that she really cares about you understanding the information.
I joined the Trademarkabilities Masterclass during my second year as an associate at an intellectual property law firm. The course provided an in-depth analysis of various topics ranging from the trademark application process to responses to Office Actions, as well as foreign registrations. Within a few weeks, my knowledge and skills were further enhanced as Stacey’s expertise and instruction improved my efficiency and effectiveness in the practice of trademark law. The course included valuable resources that I can conveniently refer to when assisting clients. As a young attorney, I am grateful for Stacey’s guidance and look forward to implementing my newfound expertise throughout my career.
The Trademarkabilities Masterclass has provided a comprehensive foundation for my understanding of the practice of trademark law and representing clients at the USPTO. Great, practical information to strategically to help me provide the best opportunity for my clients to get their marks registered at the USPTO.
File Trademark Applications Without Fear
Let’s face it, learning the Trademark Rules of Practice can be overwhelming, and law school doesn’t teach you the nitty gritty details, like how to file trademark applications and see an application through to registration. But whether you work for yourself or a firm, it’s important to start with the rule book so you know the substance and how to navigate the details of trademark law. That’s where our courses come in, walking you through rules and the process step by step, but we don't stop there.
Improve Your Application Approval Rate
Are you currently filing trademark applications but receiving too many Office Actions without always knowing how to respond to the Examiner? We break down the most common types of refusals for you and provide clear strategies along with an arsenal of suggested approaches and client-tested templates, so you’ll know how to respond confidently, completely, and effectively. After taking the course, you'll know exactly what to do the next time you face a refusal.
The USPTO Rules and Forms Keep Changing
In 2019 alone, the Trademark Rules of Practice changed significantly, and they'll continue to change through the coming year. We'll get you up to speed, both by telling you about the latest rules (and where to find them) and by explaining them to you in plain English. We'll also provide practical tips on how to work with your clients and walk you through all the newest forms screen by screen so you know how to navigate all the important forms on the USPTO website.