10% decrease in patent publications this week

This week’s Patent & Design data has been compiled from the Official Journal of Patents and Designs published by the patent office on the 15th of January 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 615 patent applications have been published in the 3rd issue of the Patent Journal, 2021. Out of the 615 applications published in the journal, 188 applications account for early publications while 427 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 421 applications have been granted last week as compared to 474 grants in the week preceding the last thereby marking a decrease of about 11.18%

Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 42 28 33.33% decrease
Mumbai 12 59 391.67% increase
Chennai 108 101 6.48% decrease
Kolkata 11
Total 173 188 8.67% increase

Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 145 85 41.38% decrease
Mumbai 96 95 1.04% decrease
Chennai 208 218 4.81% increase
Kolkata 67 29 56.72% decrease
Total 516 427 17.25% decrease

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 689


Percentage difference: 10.74% decrease


A total of 930 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 391
Mumbai 172
Chennai 280
Kolkata 87
Total 930

Publications under Grant

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 190 150 21.05% decrease
Mumbai 60 66 10% increase
Chennai 152 130 14.47% decrease
Kolkata 72 75 4.17% increase
Total 474 421 11.18% decrease

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 615 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 120 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 19 applications from Delhi, 20 applications from Mumbai, 17 applications from Pune, 24 applications from Bangalore, 30 applications from Chennai and 10 applications from Hyderabad.

List of Cities 1st of January till date 8th January 2021 to 15th January 2021
Delhi 30 19
Mumbai 60 20
Pune 43 17
Bangalore 68 24
Chennai 115 30
Hyderabad 20 10
Kolkata 5


Total early publications 650
Total ordinary publications 1,716
Total applications published 2,366
Total grants in Delhi 563
Total grants in Mumbai 226
Total grants in Chennai 501
Total grants in Kolkata 250
Total Grants 1,540
Total applications examined 3,728


The design office has registered a total of 204 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2021 till date now adds to a total of 612 applications.

  • Total designs registered in the previous Week: 205
  • Total designs registered this Week: 204

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2021 till date: 612

Data compiled by Jaya Pandey

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