Kohji Suzuki

Partner at Smart & Biggar

Kohji Suzuki has been recognised 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, he skilfully identifies and implements robust and effective offensive and defensive IP strategies.

Mr Suzuki’s expertise is diverse, with a current emphasis on trademarks and mechanical patent procurement and maintenance. Earlier in his career, Mr Suzuki 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.

Mr Suzuki is the national chair of Smart & Biggar’s Trademark Practice Group. Under his leadership, Smart & Biggar is named every year as a top-ranking firm in Canada for trademarks.

Mr Suzuki is also recognised annually by leading Canadian and international publications, including The Best Lawyers in CanadaThe Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory and Euromoney LMG.

Professional associations

  • INTA
  • IPIC

Firm details

Smart & Biggar
55 Metcalfe Street
Suite 900
Ottawa ON K1P 5Y6

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