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Kohji Suzuki
Partner, Ottawa
Barrister and Solicitor,
Patent and Trademark Agent

 

CONTACT
Phone: 613.232.2486
Fax: 613.232.8440
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YEAR OF CALL
Ontario Bar 1997
QUALIFICATIONS
  • University of Manitoba B.Sc. (Mechanical Engineering, Gold Medal) 1992; thesis titled Biomechanical analysis of gait using force plates
  • University of Manitoba LL.B. (Honour Roll, Advocacy Prize) 1995
  • Registered Patent Agent 1998
  • Registered Trademark Agent 1998
  • Registered to practise before the United States Patent and Trademark Office
 

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.

Rankings and recognition

  • Recognized annually in The Canadian Legal LEXPERT® Directory under Intellectual Property since 2012
  • Recognized in each edition of Euromoney's Expert Guides: Guide to the World's Leading Trademark Law Practitioners since 2004
  • Recognized annually in The Best Lawyers in Canada under Intellectual Property Law since 2012
PRACTICE AREAS
Trademarks
Patents
Industrial Designs
IP Management & Strategic Counselling
Copyright & Media
Litigation
Licensing & IP Transactions
Industrial/Mechanical
Cleantech
Energy
Domain Names & Internet Law
Agricultural Sciences
 
LANGUAGES SPOKEN
English
Japanese
 

Memberships

  • Fellow, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
  • Member, International Trademark Association; member of the Design Rights Subcommittee of the Related Rights Committee; 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)

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