Final issue of patent & design journal published

This week’s Patent & Design data has been compiled from the Official Journal of the Patents and Designs Office published by the patent office on the 27th of December 2019. These statistics are presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Intellectual Property Firm.

Indian Patent Statistics

A total of 433 patent applications have been published in the 52nd issue of the Patent Journal, 2019. Out of the 433 applications published in the journal, 83 applications account for early publications while 350 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 210 applications have been granted last week as compared to 538 grants in the week preceding the last thereby marking an increase of about 60.96%.

Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 737 51 93.08% decrease
Mumbai 52 8 84.61% decrease
Chennai 120 24 80% decrease
Kolkata 11
Total 920 83 90.97% decrease

Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 240 179 25.41% decrease
Mumbai 449 99 77.95% decrease
Chennai 293 60 79.52% decrease
Kolkata 164 12 92.68% decrease
Total 1146 350 69.45% decrease

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 2066


Percentage difference: 79.04% decrease

First Examination Report (FER) statistics

A total of 2209 FER’s have been 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 801
Mumbai 356
Chennai 773
Kolkata 279
Total 2209

 Publications under Grant

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 186 80 56.98% decrease
Mumbai 77 36 53.24% decrease
Chennai 201 61 69.65% decrease
Kolkata 74 33 55.40% decrease
Total 538 210 60.96% decrease

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 433 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 106 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 47 applications from Delhi, 31 applications from Mumbai, 5 applications from Bangalore, 19 applications from Chennai, 3 applications from Hyderabad and 1 application from Kolkata.

List of Cities 1st January 2019 to 27th December 2019 20th December 2019 – 27th December 2019
Delhi 1465 47
Mumbai 1032 31
Bangalore 1090 5
Chennai 1043 19
Hyderabad 485 3
Kolkata 259 1

Patent statistics summary (1st January 2019 – till 27th December 2019) 

Total early publications 6511
Total ordinary publications 43952
Total applications published 50463
Total grants in Delhi 8711
Total grants in Mumbai 3186
Total grants in Chennai 7363
Total grants in Kolkata 3665
Total Grants 22925
Total applications examined 81202

Indian Industrial Design Statistics

The designs office has registered a total of 207 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2019 till 27th December 2019 now adds to a total of 14529 applications.

  • Total designs registered in the previous Week: 204
  • Total designs registered this Week: 207

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2019 till 27th December 2019: 14529 

Authored and compiled by Vibha Amarnath

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