Kohji Suzuki is a partner in Smart & Biggar's Ottawa office. His practice is highly diverse and covers all areas of intellectual property with particular emphasis placed on trademarks and mechanical patents. Kohji calls on over 20 years of experience in counselling clients on the strategies for acquiring, protecting and enforcing their intellectual property rights. He has worked primarily with large multinational corporations based in Canada, the United States and Japan. Kohji's current work in the procurement and maintenance of intellectual property rights is supported by an early career focus on patent and trademark litigation before the Ontario and Federal Courts. He is listed in Euromoney’s Expert Guides: Guide to the World's Leading Trademark Law Practitioners and The Best Lawyers in Canada. He is a Fellow of IPIC, member of INTA (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), Canadian Group of AIPPI. Registered observer of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association. BSc (Mechanical Engineering, Gold Medal); LLB. Registered Patent and Trademark Agent. Called to the Ontario Bar in 1997.