Chennai highest contributor of patent applications so far, Mumbai and Bangalore follow suit

This week’s Patent & Design data has been compiled from the Official Journal of Patents and Designs published by the patent office on the 2nd of April 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 800 patent applications have been published in the 14th issue of the Patent Journal, 2021. Out of the 800 applications published in the journal, 185 applications account for early publications while 615 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 724 applications have been granted last week as compared to 1,194 grants in the week preceding the last thereby marking a decrease of about 39.36%

Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 80 37 53.75% decrease
Mumbai 32 23 28.13% decrease
Chennai 107 112 4.67% increase
Kolkata 1 13 1200% increase
Total 220 185 15.91% decrease

Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 529 219 58.6% decrease
Mumbai 111 48 56.76% decrease
Chennai 259 219 15.44% decrease
Kolkata 151 129 14.57% decrease
Total 1,050 615 41.43% decrease

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 1,270


Percentage difference: 37.01% decrease


A total of 2,774 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 977
Mumbai 559
Chennai 1,005
Kolkata 233
Total 2,774

Publications under Grant

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 501 219 56.29% decrease
Mumbai 161 113 29.81% decrease
Chennai 359 277 22.84% decrease
Kolkata 173 115 33.53% decrease
Total 1,194 724 39.36% decrease

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 800 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 137 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 21 applications from Delhi, 28 applications from Mumbai, 14 applications from Pune, 48 applications from Bangalore, 17 applications from Chennai, 7 applications from Hyderabad and 2 from Kolkata.

List of Cities 1st of January till date 26th March 2021 to 2nd April 2021
Delhi 202 21
Mumbai 266 28
Pune 194 14
Bangalore 265 48
Chennai 400 17
Hyderabad 159 7
Kolkata 47 2


Total early publications 3,034
Total ordinary publications 11,059
Total applications published 14,093
Total grants in Delhi 3,423
Total grants in Mumbai 1,468
Total grants in Chennai 3,201
Total grants in Kolkata 1,361
Total Grants 9,453
Total applications examined 23,936


The design office has registered a total of 201 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2021 till date now adds to a total of 2,836 applications.

  • Total designs registered in the previous Week: 205
  • Total designs registered this Week: 201

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2021 till date: 2,836

Data compiled by Jaya Pandey

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