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Attorney January Allen excels at achieving favorable outcomes in a timely and professional manner for her clients. January provides a wide range of legal expertise at OMH, from providing intellectual property counsel to business owners and innovators, to the defense of licensed professionals, government entities, and corporations in litigated matters.  As an invested advocate, January works closely with each client, employing analytic skill and knowledge of the law to arrive at the appropriate legal solution.

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January received a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology with significant additional course work in chemistry, physics, and mathematics from the College of Charleston in 2000. Prior to law school, she also worked for a governmental agency as a wetlands biologist.  This background enables her to better understand complex legal subject matter, expert testimony, as well as the needs of her professional and governmental clients.

January subsequently received her law degree from the University of Hawai’i’s William S. Richardson School of Law in 2005. Outside of her practice, she provides presentations to artists and inventors on intellectual property protections.  She is also active in the construction and professional liability groups for the Colorado Defense Lawyers Association, and Professional Liability Defense Federation.

College of Charleston, 2000 B.S. Biology cum laude

  • Golden Key Honors Society

William S. Richardson School of Law, 2005 J.D.

  • Recipient, Scholarship for Academic Excellence
  • Native American Moot Court, Second Place Nationally Best Brief 2005

Work Highlights

  • Obtained immediate dismissal of trademark infringement and other Lanham Act claims brought against a small business owner by large corporate entity.
  • Defended more than 30 product liability lawsuits brought against Colorado produce distributor arising from claims of food borne illness.
  • Otained settlement of multi-million dollar trade secret litigation on behalf of client mid-way through trial.
  • Obtained dismissal of counterclaims in employment, defamation, and intentional interference proceeding on behalf of licensed professional client.
  • Obtained summary judgment on premises liability claims asserted against Colorado recreational industry provider.
  • Obtained summary judgment on the eve of trial on behalf of governmental entity client on claims brought under the ADA and Rehabilitation Act.
  • Briefing to the Colorado Court of Appeals in Smith v. Executive Custom Homes, on tolling of claims under Colorado’s Construction Defect Action Reform Act.
  • Briefing to the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Todd v. Montana Silversmiths on the idea-expression dichotomy in copyright infringement claims.

A Message from January

I am passionate about helping clients to protect their creative and intellectual endeavors through trademark, copyright, and patent laws.  As an attorney admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, I am able to offer assistance with transactional matters, administrative proceedings, and related litigation.

I also have more than a decade of experience in construction defect litigation and arbitrations focusing on the defense of design professionals in Colorado and Wyoming.

Practice Areas

  • Intellectual Property
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Defect
  • Governmental Entity
  • Food Borne Illness
  • Employment

Associations and Accolades

  • Colorado Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association—Board of Directors
  • Professional Liability Defense Federation
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
 

Admissions

United States Patent and Trademark Office

Colorado

United States District Court for the District of Colorado

Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals

Wyoming

United States District Court for the District of New Mexico.