Remfry & Sagar Team Member

Ashwin Julka

Managing Partner

Ashwin leads India’s oldest, and one of its largest, IP firms. He is a recognised IP thought leader and clients benefit from his experience of more than two decades in resolving complex issues, especially in matters of trademark law and patent policy.


He attends IP events and conferences around the world and speaks frequently – sharing the Indian IP perspective and contextualising it vis-à-vis global trends. He has written many articles on diverse themes and is often asked to comment on topical issues, making his a well-known name on the international circuit.


He is active on several committees and contributes to many intellectual property initiatives and business organisations:


– Long a member of INTA (International Trademark Association), he is currently on its INTA Bulletin Asia-Pacific Subcommittee;


– He is also a member of APAA (Asian Patent Attorneys Association), AIPPI (International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property), FICPI (International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys) and PTMG (Pharmaceutical Trade Marks Group);


– He leads from the front at the BRICS IP Forum – a forum set up in 2008 by Remfry & Sagar in partnership with Daniel Advogados (Brazil), Gorodissky & Partners (Russia) and CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office (China);


– He is a member of the Editorial Board of LSIPR – Life Sciences Intellectual Property Review – a magazine which tracks the increasing challenges for intellectual property specialists in the rapidly evolving world of life sciences;


– He is also a member of the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce and the Indo-French Chamber of Commerce;


Ashwin serves as a Director on the board of several companies.

Practice Areas

Trademarks; Patents; IP Litigation


Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, LL.B.


Ashwin is a nature enthusiast – he feels more alive when he’s breathing in crisp mountain air, when he’s carefully tending to the different species of palms and frangipani and seasonal flowers in his garden and when he’s watching new sceneries unfold on his travels. He appreciates beauty in art and design and seeks to collect pieces that will complement his surroundings. One day soon he’s going to take piano lessons – until then, much joy comes from time spent listening to his favourite music. Last, but definitely not least, he delights in spending time with family which includes three adorable dogs.


– ‘Managing Partner of the Year’: World IP Forum 2024


– ‘IP Star (Trademarks)’ – Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) magazine 2016-24


– ‘Eminent Practitioner’ – Chambers Asia-Pacific Rankings 2021-24


– ‘Hall of Fame’ – The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020-24;

‘Leading Individual’ (Intellectual Property) – The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016-19


– Features in ‘WTR Global Leaders’ 2019-24


– ‘Gold Band (Individuals: Prosecution & Strategy)’ – WTR 1000 (The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals) 2016-24


– ‘Recommended (Prosecution)’ – IAM Patent 1000 (The World’s Leading Patent Professionals) 2015-24


– ‘Legal Icon – The A-List’: India Business Law Journal (IBLJ) 2021-22; 2023-24


– ‘Litigation Star’ – Benchmark Litigation 2020-24


– ‘Elite Practitioner (Intellectual Property)’ – Asialaw Profiles 2020-24


– Recommended ‘IP-Trademarks’: Who’s Who Legal 2018-24


– ‘IP Expert: Trademarks & Patents’ – Asia IP ‘Top 100 India IP Experts’ 2020-23

“An excellent choice for companies seeking bulletproof IP strategies.”

WTR 1000 2021

“Leads the team.... effortlessly.”

IAM Patent 1000 2021

“Clients describe him as ‘a born leader’, adding that ‘all the team is well organised under his leadership’.”

Chambers Asia Pacific, 2013

“A renowned expert across the IP spectrum....a superb strategist who excels in extracting maximum value for rights holders.”

IAM Patent 1000, 2013

“The ‘skilled and trustworthy leader’ is a favourite among in-house counsel: ‘His presence on complex mandates is reassuring – once he appears, all doubts disappear’.”

WTR 1000, 2014

“Helming the group is celebrated practitioner Ashwin Julka, whose unparalleled understanding of all things intellectual property ensures that he is never caught off guard.”

WTR 1000, 2017

“Brilliant....with a very good mind. He is particularly experienced in handling matters related to trademark and patent protection.”

Chambers Asia Pacific, 2017

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