This week’s Patent & Design data has been compiled from the Official Journal of Patents and Designs published by the patent office on the 8th of May 2020. These statistics are brought to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Intellectual Property Firm.


A total of 317 patent applications have been published in the 19th issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 317 applications published in the journal, 36 applications account for early publications while 281 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 302 applications have been granted last week as compared to 472 grants in the week preceding the last thereby marking a decrease of about 36.02%.

Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 32 13 59.38% decrease
Mumbai 1 1
Chennai 6 21 250% increase
Kolkata 3 1 66.67% decrease
Total 42 36 14.29% decrease

Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 153 75 50.98% decrease
Mumbai 60 52 13.33% decrease
Chennai 151 136 9.93% decrease
Kolkata 25 18 28% decrease
Total 389 281 27.76% decrease

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 431


Percentage difference: 26.45% decrease


A total of 1,293 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 535
Mumbai 213
Chennai 386
Kolkata 159
Total 1293

Publications under Grant

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 127 105 17.32% decrease
Mumbai 77 49 36.36% decrease
Chennai 185 91 50.81% decrease
Kolkata 83 57 31.33% decrease
Total 472 302 36.02% decrease

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 317 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 86 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 14 applications from Delhi, 25 applications from Mumbai, 10 applications from Pune, 11 applications from Bangalore, 14 applications from Chennai and 8 applications from Hyderabad and 4 applications from Kolkata.

List of Cities 1st of January till date 1st May 2020 to 8th May 2020
Delhi 391 14
Mumbai 564 25
Pune 304 10
Bangalore 421 11
Chennai 398 14
Hyderabad 222 8
Kolkata 59 4


Total early publications 1,923
Total ordinary publications 12,778
Total applications published 14,701
Total grants in Delhi 2,934
Total grants in Mumbai 1,388
Total grants in Chennai 2,827
Total grants in Kolkata 1,443
Total Grants 8,592
Total applications examined 25,429


The design office has registered a total of 69 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2020 till date now adds to a total of 2965 applications.

  • Total designs registered in the previous Week: 51
  • Total designs registered this Week: 69

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2020 till date: 2965

Data compiled by by Jaya Pandey
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