For U.S. Attorneys and U.S. Paralegals

If you're a U.S. attorney or paralegal, our Masterclass course is designed to teach you everything you need to know to successfully file a trademark application and see it through to registration, including how to respond to refusals. Through 6 engaging sessions and 10+ hours of instruction, we give you the confidence to help master the trademark prosecution process.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Before we Begin: Welcome and Housekeeping Items

    • Welcome Video

    • Trademarkabilities Terms and Conditions - Please review before we begin

    • Tell me why you're taking this course?

    • Additional Support

  • 2

    Why Intellectual Property (IP) is Important to Our Clients

    • Session 1 Video and Slides: Understanding IP

  • 3

    Clearance Searching: Preliminary and Full Trademark Searches

    • Session 2: Video & Slides : TM Searching: USPTO Searching & Full Clearance Searching

    • Session 2: Part 2 Full Searching

    • Preliminary v Full Searches

    • Special Full Search Offer from Cardinal IP

  • 4

    The Trademark Application Process

    • Session 3 Video & Slides: TM Application

    • Session 3: Part 2

    • Client Communication Templates

    • Congratulations! You're halfway done! Would you please review the course?

  • 5

    Foreign Expansion and Foreign Applicants

    • Session 4 Video & Slides: Foreign Expansion

    • Foreign Expansion Additional Info

  • 6

    USPTO Office Action Types and How to Respond

    • Session 5 Video & Slides: Office Actions

    • Session 5 Part 2 Video

    • Office Action Response Templates

    • NEW RULE UPDATE: USPTO Office Action Response Times (recorded 12/3/2022)

  • 7

    Maintenance and Renewal Best Practices

    • Session 6 Video & Slides: Maintenance & Renewal

    • Post-Reg Templates

  • 8

    Course Completion

    • Before you Go....Please Review this Course

    • How to Get CLE

    • Refer a Friend and Earn Money

    • New Courses - Save when you enroll now

The Masterclass also includes:

  • On demand video instruction (approx. 12 hours total) over 6 online sessions with replays available to those who enroll – you never have to leave your office or travel

  • Detailed workbook with all the rules, strategies, tips, and best practices – yours to keep

  • Over thirty client-facing templates you can use, modify and edit to streamline your practice and respond to substantive refusals

  • Access to our exclusive members only community to get additional support

  • Monthly live "Ask Me Anything" Q&A sessions

  • Access to my professional contacts and resources in case you need additional help

  • CLE certified in the State of IL

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?

    The Masterclass is designed for U.S. Attorneys, in-house counsel, and para-professionals. It may also be appropriate for 3Ls and recent law school graduates with an interest in trademark law. This course is not appropriate for non-U.S. attorneys or for business owners.

  • What is your refund policy?

    We do not allow any refunds on our Masterclass. Please consult our terms and conditions for more details.

  • May I keep the materials?

    The slides and all of the templates may be downloaded and kept by you as a resource to work with in your practice.

  • 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 from the same firm.

  • How long do I have to complete the course?

    Most people complete the course within three months 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.