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Stacey C. Kalamaras
Stacey is the founding partner of Kalamaras Law Office. She brings extensive big law experience to the firm, having started her career in Washington, DC, close to the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and more recently here in Chicago, where she worked for one the world’s largest law firms, managing global trademark portfolios.
She has spent nearly 30 years working for some of the world’s most beloved brands in more than 150 countries and for clients in diverse industries. In January 2018, with the founding of her eponymous firm, she now assists small and medium-sized businesses identify, register, protect and commercialize their brands both in the U.S. and abroad. Before going to law school, she was a brand manager and advertising director in the consumer-packaged goods industry, which gives her valuable insight into her clients’ businesses on a practical level.
Awards and Peer Recognition: Stacey has been recognized by her peers as a Super Lawyer® for the past four years for her outstanding knowledge and service in intellectual property law, a recognition and honor given to just 5% of the lawyers in Illinois. She was 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.
Thought Leadership: Stacey sits on the Editorial Board for The Trademark Lawyer Magazine and publishes two to three articles each year. Stacey is a prolific teacher. Since starting her law firm, she has educated over 5,500 lawyers on five continents on various trademark topics, including: IP Law for the Corporate Lawyer, Anti-counterfeiting Strategies, How to Conduct a Trademark Search, How to Respond to IP Infringement Through Online Platforms, How to Be an Effective Practitioner at the USPTO, SCOTUS IP Term in Review, Responding to Trademark Office Actions at the USPTO, and Trademark Counsel's Role in Rebranding, Protecting Trademarks Abroad: Madrid System v National Filing in Foreign Jurisdictions, and many other programs.
In February 2020, Stacey realized a long awaited passion project of hers and launched Trademarkabilities®, an online trademark academy for lawyers, with a single mission: to prepare lawyers to become efficient and effective practitioners before the USPTO and be practice ready to confidently help their clients.
When she's not working, Stacey loves to travel. She’s worked with colleagues all over the world and managed a business in Puerto Rico. Stacey studied criminal justice and law in England and Argentina, respectively. Having traveled throughout Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean, Stacey dreams of one day going to Russia and returning to Turkey for a more in-depth adventure.
Stacey is a huge tennis fan and plays regularly. She dreams of some day writing a great American novel and loves going to the movies, cooking and spending time with her niece and three nephews.
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