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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:

"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!

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.

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."

christina J., greater lansing, mi

"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."

kaitlyn f., chicago, il

"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!"

Anu M., washington, dc

"After taking the entire course (and re-watching the videos) – I can assure you this is a worthwhile investment.

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.

The first time I went through the materials I was overwhelmed, stressed really. The granular level details used to explain every step of the trademark process felt intimidating. However, Stacey has an uncanny ability to simplify the content through the use of thoughtful hypotheticals and thorough explanations. When I re-watched the videos, the stress began to wash away, and my confidence grew.

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 she welcomes “newbie” questions with respect. Part of the course is access to a private Facebook group and a monthly call where she continues to share her expertise on an ongoing basis.

For anyone on the fence, buy this course if you’re serious about success. You won’t regret it!"

NEIDY H., miami, fl

"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."

catherine t., oakland, ca

"This course is phenomenal!  Have you ever worked in a firm and found that the mentorship and training were lacking?  Me too.  This course provides that mentorship in a short amount of time, and templates for everything: Letter of Engagement, client communications , Office Action Responses, and more.  Stacey teaches practice-relevant topics, real world solutions to a wide variety of issues, and was/is always willing to have a phone call 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."

jeanette b., greater chicago, il

"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. 

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. And that’s what Stacey provided. She 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. For the past couple years my trademark skills have largely been self-taught and cobbled together through a combination of practice guides, internet ‘research,’ webinars, CLE, IP conferences, and working through issues as they came up with my own clients. 

If I’d taken this course 2 years ago, it would have saved me months of time and probably helped me avoid a couple headaches along the way. 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. Thanks again Stacey!” 

kevin m., grand rapids, mi

"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. Through the course lectures and practical exercises, I was able to grasp concepts and discuss topics that I have encountered throughout my practice or will come across in the future. Moreover, the course included valuable resources, including the PowerPoint presentations and various templates, 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. "

kerianne s., chicago, il

"I took the Trademarkabilities Masterclass as Stacey’s superb reputation in the trademark law field preceded her. Through my work with small business clients, acting as outside general counsel, I rely on that continuing education to make certain that I stay prepared, up-to-date, and most effective for my clients. As attorneys, we have a responsibility and privilege to represent clients in securing the best results based on the best information in the best interest of a client’s goals. Taking the Trademarkabilities course has allowed me the continued confidence to represent my clients effectively and efficiently.

"Stacey has the kind of practical, no-nonsense, reasoned approach that I most appreciate in a leader. Her extensive experience working at law firms and counseling multi-billion dollar, international corporations shines through in her lessons. Albert Einstein once said 'If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.' 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.

"Stacey is a natural professor and her expertise in the subject area based on years of practice, continued education, and speaking allow her and her lessons to be extremely substantive, practical, and clear. 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."

agostino f., greater chicago, il
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