2000+ patent applications published this week, design registrations hover at 14,000

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 13th of December 2019. These statistics are presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Intellectual Property Firm.


A total of 2066 patent applications have been published in the 51st issue of the Patent Journal, 2019. Out of the 2066 applications published in the journal, 920 applications account for early publications while 1146 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 388 grants in the week preceding the last thereby marking an increase of about 38.65%.

Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 29 737 2441.37% increase
Mumbai 18 52 188.88% increase
Chennai 152 120 21.05% decrease
Kolkata 12 11 8.33% decrease
Total 211 920 336.01% increase

Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 631 240 61.96% decrease
Mumbai 275 449 63.27% increase
Chennai 450 293 34.88% decrease
Kolkata 66 164 148.48% increase
Total 1422 1146 19.40% decrease

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 1633


Percentage difference: 26.51% increase


A total of 1787 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 706
Mumbai 305
Chennai 550
Kolkata 226
Total 1787

 Publications under Grant

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 153 186 21.56% increase
Mumbai 62 77 24.19% increase
Chennai 124 201 62.09% increase
Kolkata 49 74 51.02% increase
Total 388 538 38.65% increase

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 2066 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 484 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 242 applications from Delhi, 122 applications from Mumbai, 26 applications from Bangalore, 73 applications from Chennai, 18 applications from Hyderabad and 3 applications from Kolkata.

List of Cities 1st January 2019 to 20th December 2019 13th December 2019 to 20th December 2019
Delhi 1418 242
Mumbai 1001 122
Bangalore 1085 26
Chennai 1024 73
Hyderabad 482 18
Kolkata 258 3

Patent statistics summary (1st January 2019 –till date)

Total early publications 6428
Total ordinary publications 43602
Total applications published 50030
Total grants in Delhi 8631
Total grants in Mumbai 3150
Total grants in Chennai 7302
Total grants in Kolkata 3632
Total Grants 22715
Total applications examined 78993


The designs office has registered a total of 148 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2019 till date now adds to a total of 14322 applications.

  • Total designs registered in the previous Week: 148
  • Total designs registered this Week: 204

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2019 till date: 14322

 Authored and compiled by Vibha Amarnath

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