Canada’s Intellectual Property Law Firm

Kohji Suzuki

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Kohji Suzuki

Partner
  • Smart & Biggar LLP
Barrister and Solicitor
  • Patent and Trademark Agent
English | Japanese

Excelling in sophisticated IP strategies to fuel clients’ growth

Kohji has been recognized year-after-year by clients and peers as one of the world’s leading IP law practitioners. He excels in creating sophisticated IP strategies for both top-tier multinational corporations and mid-size innovative companies seeking to accelerate their growth. With 20 years of experience, Kohji skillfully identifies and implements robust and effective offensive and defensive IP strategies.

Strategic perspective informed by broad patent and trademark experience

Kohji’s expertise is diverse, with a current emphasis on trademarks and mechanical patent procurement and maintenance. Earlier in his career, Kohji focused on enforcing his clients’ IP rights, including patent and trademark litigation before the Ontario and Federal Courts. With his wide-reaching, strategic perspective, he successfully manages the IP portfolios of large corporations headquartered in Canada, the United States, Europe and Japan. He also helps smaller, growing companies gain competitive footholds by protecting and strengthening their IP assets.

A firm leader, Kohji is the National Chair of the firm’s Trademark Practice Group.

Qualifications

  • News
  • Industry Involvement
  • In the Media

Memberships

  • Fellow, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
  • Member, International Trademark Association; former member of the Design Rights Subcommittee of the Related Rights Committee (2016-2019); former member of the International Classification Subcommittee of the INTA Harmonization of Trademark Law and Practice Committee
  • Registered observer, Asian Patent Attorneys Association
  • Member, Canadian Group of International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)