Five Intellectual Property Tips Every Small Business Owner Should Know
Speaker: Stacey C. Kalamaras
Being a business owner can be overwhelming. There’s so much to do and so much to know. How do you know which items you should be prioritizing especially when you have either limited time or budget or both. Join us on October 22, 2020, when we will be joined by intellectual property attorney Stacey C. Kalamaras who will be presenting “Five Tips Every Small Business Owner Should Know.” Stacey will briefly explain what intellectual property law is, why small business owners should be mindful of the value of these incredibly important business assets and discuss her top tips every small business owner should know, regardless of industry, so that they can put the right systems and plans in place to protect their intellectual property assets and get back to what they do best – running and growing their businesses.
Stacey C. Kalamaras is the founding partner of Kalamaras Law Office, LLC in Chicago, Illinois 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 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 her outstanding knowledge and service in intellectual property law, a recognition and honor given to just 5% of the lawyers in Illinois and was recently profiled by The Top 100 Magazine as a top lawyer for 2020. Since starting her law firm, she has educated over 2,100 lawyers and business owners on various IP topics.