Industrial design activity sluggish so far, Patent activity fares batter

This week’s Patent & Design data has been compiled from the Official Journal of Patents and Designs published by the patent office on the 7th 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 841 patent applications have been published in the 19th issue of the Patent Journal, 2021. Out of the 841 applications published in the journal, 169 applications account for early publications while 672 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 537 applications have been granted last week as compared to 538 grants in the week preceding the last thereby marking a decrease of about 0.19%

Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 29 38 31.03% increase
Mumbai 18 8 55.56% decrease
Chennai 75 108 44% increase
Kolkata 1 15 1400% increase
Total 123 169 37.4% increase

Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 276 314 13.77% increase
Mumbai 62 63 1.61% increase
Chennai 244 273 11.89% increase
Kolkata 22 22
Total 604 672 11.26% increase

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 727


Percentage difference: 15.68% increase


A total of 1,272 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 523
Mumbai 184
Chennai 464
Kolkata 101
Total 1,272

Publications under Grant

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 196 163 16.84% decrease
Mumbai 64 65 1.56% increase
Chennai 194 200 3.09% increase
Kolkata 84 109 29.76% increase
Total 538 537 0.19% decrease

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 841 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 173 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 24 applications from Delhi, 22 applications from Mumbai, 8 applications from Pune, 43 applications from Bangalore, 40 applications from Chennai, 28 applications from Hyderabad and 8 from Kolkata.

List of Cities 1st of January till date 30th April 2021 to 7th May 2021
Delhi 300 24
Mumbai 372 22
Pune 272 8
Bangalore 389 43
Chennai 548 40
Hyderabad 269 28
Kolkata 76 8


Total early publications 3,874
Total ordinary publications 14,418
Total applications published 18,292
Total grants in Delhi 4,243
Total grants in Mumbai 1,784
Total grants in Chennai 4,076
Total grants in Kolkata 1,785
Total Grants 11,888
Total applications examined 29,539


The design office has registered a total of 202 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2021 till date now adds to a total of 3,846 applications.

  • Total designs registered in the previous Week: 202
  • Total designs registered this Week: 202

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2021 till date: 3,846

Data compiled by Jaya Pandey

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