Activity picks up slightly this week at the Patent Office

This week’s Patent and Design data has been compiled from the Official journal of patents and designs, published by the patent office on the 21st of May 2021. These statistics are presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Intellectual Property Firm.


A total of 625 patent applications have been published in the 21st issue of the Patent Journal, 2021. Out of the 625 applications published in the journal, 114 applications account for early publications while 511 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 538 applications have been granted last week as compared to 354 grants in the week preceding the last thereby marking an increase of about 51.98%

Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 21 84 300% increase
Mumbai 20 7 65% decrease
Chennai 44 19 56.82% decrease
Kolkata 22 4 81.82% decrease
Total 107 114 6.54% increase

Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 197 216 9.65% increase
Mumbai 41 83 102.44% increase
Chennai 146 173 18.49% increase
Kolkata 13 39 200% increase
Total 397 511 28.72% increase
TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 504
Percentage difference: 24.01% increase


A total of 1,032 FER’s were issued last week. Applicants and their agents can check if any of their patent applications have been examined by referring to the journal available here.
City No. of FER Issued
Delhi 410
Mumbai 210
Chennai 341
Kolkata 71
Total 1,032

Publications under Grant

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 110 190 72.73% increase
Mumbai 67 91 35.82% increase
Chennai 131 174 32.82% increase
Kolkata 46 83 80.43% increase
Total 354 538 51.98% increase

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 625 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 150 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 26 applications from Delhi, 20 applications from Mumbai, 14 applications from Pune, 29 applications from Bangalore, 42 applications from Chennai, 13 applications from Hyderabad and 6 from Kolkata.
List of Cities 1st of January till date 14th May 2021 to 21st May 2021
Delhi 337 26
Mumbai 403 20
Pune 300 14
Bangalore 431 29
Chennai 601 42
Hyderabad 291 13
Kolkata 88 6


Total early publications 4,095
Total ordinary publications 15,326
Total applications published 19,421
Total grants in Delhi 4,543
Total grants in Mumbai 1,942
Total grants in Chennai 4,381
Total grants in Kolkata 1,914
Total Grants 12,780
Total applications examined 31,522


The design office has registered a total of 71 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2021 till date now adds to a total of 4,120 applications.
Total designs registered in the previous Week: 203
Total designs registered this Week: 71
Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2021 till date: 4,120

Data compiled by Jaya Pandey

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