Stacey C. Kalamaras is the founding partner of and is a seasoned trademark, copyright, and advertising lawyer with a combination of Big Law, in-house, and prior business management experience. Stacey has extensive experience managing large, global trademark portfolios in more than 150 countries for clients in diverse industries. Her firm’s focus is creatively assisting small and medium sized businesses navigate the legal landscape to create distinctive brands and differentiate their businesses in an ever-changing marketplace. Stacey regularly counsels clients on the clearance and adoption of new trademarks, develops strategic protection and enforcement programs through her extensive experience with trademark opposition/cancellation proceedings and anti-counterfeiting strategies, and grows portfolios by conducting IP due diligence matters. In addition, she is well-versed in drafting and negotiating licensing and other IP/advertising agreements as necessary to protect, enforce, and commercialize brands.
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.
Stacey has been recognized by her peers as a Super Lawyer® for the past three years for her outstanding knowledge and service in intellectual property law, a recognition and honor given to just 5% of the lawyers in Illinois, was profiled by as a top lawyer for 2020 and is ranked among World IP Forum’s 2021 list of 250 Powerful Women in IP. Since starting her law firm, she has educated over 4,000 lawyers on four continents on a variety of IP topics.
In February 2020, Stacey realized a long-awaited passion project and launched ®, an online trademark academy for lawyers, with a single mission: to prepare lawyers to become confident and effective trademark practitioners before the USPTO and be practice ready to help their clients.
Stacey is a current member of International Trademark Association (INTA) and a past member of the editorial subcommittee of firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions., a publication of INTA. She is also a member of the editorial board of . In her spare time, she loves to play and watch tennis. She can be reached at