Elevate your knowledge of the U.S. Trademark System

And better represent your clients

The purpose of this course is to help provide non-U.S. counsel an overview of the U.S. trademark system so that you can better counsel your clients with respect to their trademarks. By understanding the U.S. system, you can better understand how to work with U.S. counsel and more effectively represent your clients when applying for trademark protection at the USPTO.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Before we Begin: Welcome and Housekeeping

    • Trademarkabilities Terms and Conditions - Please review before we begin

    • Tell me why you're taking this course?

    • Additional Support

  • 2

    Part 1: How the U.S. Trademark System Works

    • Part 1 Video

  • 3

    Part 2: Possible Filing Bases for Foreign Applications

    • Part 2 Video and Slides

  • 4

    Part 3: Other U.S. Application Issues

    • Part 3 Video

  • 5

    Part 4: How to Handle Office Actions

    • Part 4 Video

  • 6

    Part 5: Renewal and Maintenance

    • Part 5 Video

  • 7

    Part 6: Working with U.S. Counsel and the TM Modernization Act

    • Part 6: Video

  • 8

    Course Completion

    • Congratulations! Before you Go, Please Review this Course

Your Instructor

Founder and Lead Instructor

Stacey Kalamaras

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. Stacey currently works as Senior Counsel for one of the world's largest candy companies after having founded and sold her own solo intellectual property boutique. 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.


  • Who can take this course?

    Any attorney who practices in a country that is not the U.S. (foreign or non-U.S. attorney) may enroll in this course.

  • What type of payment do you accept?

    We accept payment through Stripe and PayPal. If your country does not allow payment through these methods, please contact us directly at hello@trademarkabilities.com to arrange payment by wire transfer.

  • What is your refund policy?

    We do not allow any refunds; however we want you to be thrilled with your purchase. If after the first session and within 14 days you are not satisfied, then you may contact us for a refund minus a 20% convenience fee. Please see our terms and conditions.

  • May I keep the materials?

    You may keep the slides as a reference and re-watch the videos as often as you like so long as you are logged in. The videos are not downloadable.

  • May I share this course with others in my firm?

    No. Your purchase is an individual purchase and sharing your log in credentials or the materials is against our terms and conditions. We offer a 30% discount for additional purchases for people from the same firm. Please contact us for details.

  • How long do I have to complete the course?

    Most people complete the course within 30 days or less; however you may take as long as you like to complete the course. You can always log back in and view the videos as often as you like. The videos are not downloadable. If your account remains inactive for one year or longer, then in accordance with our terms and conditions, we may terminate your account and access to the materials online.