Trademarkabilities® is an online trademark academy that provides instruction on how to navigate the trademark prosecution process at the USPTO. By providing a deep and insightful understanding in this area, we give practitioners the opportunity to learn, build successful practices and add tremendous value to their clients.
Our engaging approach combines first-hand industry knowledge with extensive client experience for a comprehensive course filled with actionable strategies, practical tips, and ongoing support to help you master the entire trademark prosecution process. Arming you with a selection of useful resources at your fingertips, we guide you through all the necessary steps - from client intake, to application, all the way through to registration and post-registration.
Trademarkabilities demystifies the trademark process so that you can effectively advance your client’s interests with confidence – all while saving you time and money.
Stacey C. Kalamaras, Esq., started Trademarkabilities to share her passion teaching the law with the next generation of lawyers. As a young associate in big law, she was fortunate to work with generous colleagues with deep institutional knowledge and a roster of global clients with very interesting and intricate trademark issues, including international filing strategies, international enforcement strategies, anticounterfeiting strategies, licensing deals, and maintenance and renewal for large global trademark portfolios. This exposure, coupled with her prior business experience as a marketing and advertising executive, accelerated her learning and gave her a unique insight into her clients’ businesses where she favored practical legal advice. As she became more senior in her career, though, she noticed there were few formal IP training programs in law firms of any size and recognized how difficult it was for small and solo firm lawyers to learn key trademark processes to advance their learning. She created her online trademark academy to address that gap, giving all lawyers access to the same knowledge base so they can better serve their clients, have fulfilling careers as trademark attorneys, and have a built-in support system.
Stacey C. Kalamaras, Founder & Lead Instructor
Stacey C. Kalamaras is a seasoned trademark attorney who has represented some of the world’s most well-known brands in more than 150 countries. She started her career as marketing and advertising executive working for multi-national corporations before attending law school in her mid-30s. As a lawyer, she has spent the bulk of her career working in Big Law, assisting companies of all sizes from start-ups to multi-national corporations identify, register, and protect their brands in the U.S. and abroad. In 2018, she founded her own solo intellectual property boutique, which she scaled and sold in June 2022. Today, Stacey currently practices part time, so she can devote the majority of her resources to Trademarkabilities.
Since 2019, Stacey has been recognized by her peers as a Super Lawyer® for her outstanding knowledge and service in intellectual property law, a recognition given to just 5% of the lawyers in Illinois. Stacey has been profiled by The Top 100 Magazine as a top lawyer for 2020 and is ranked among World IP Forum’s 2021 list of 250 Powerful Women in IP. Since October 2018, (when she founded her law firm), Stacey has educated over 5,000 lawyers on four continents on a wide variety of trademark and brand protection topics. To learn more, please visit Stacey’s LinkedIn profile.
In May 2021, Stacey was interview by Above the Law to talk about the importance of practical education and what prompted her to created such a training program. You can read her interview here.