Kohji Suzuki

Partner, Smart & Biggar
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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 25 years of experience, Kohji skillfully identifies and implements robust and effective offensive and defensive IP strategies.

Kohji’s expertise is diverse, with a current emphasis on trademarks and mechanical patent procurement and strategic enforcement. Earlier in his career, Kohji focused on litigating his clients’ IP rights, including patent and trademark proceedings 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, Japan and Europe. 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.

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