Activity at IPO returns to near normal, 500+ grants in one week

This week’s Patent & Design data has been compiled from the Official Journal of the Patents and Designs published by the patent office on the 12th of June 2020. These statistics are presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Intellectual Property Firm.


A total of 739 patent applications have been published in the 24th issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 739 applications published in the journal, 144 applications account for early publications while 595 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 505 applications have been granted last week as compared to 445 grants in the week preceding the last thereby marking a increase of about 13.48%

Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 2 2
Mumbai 34 11 67.65% decrease
Chennai 159 116 27.04% decrease
Kolkata 1 15 1400% increase
Total 196 144 26.53% decrease

Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 62 155 150% increase
Mumbai 37 99 167.58% increase
Chennai 209 333 59.33% increase
Kolkata 159 8 94.97% decrease
Total 467 595 27.41% increase

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 663


Percentage difference: 11.46% increase


A total of 1,060 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 469
Mumbai 130
Chennai 341
Kolkata 120
Total 1,060

Publications under Grant

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 149 173 16.11% increase
Mumbai 61 73 19.67% increase
Chennai 134 172 28.36% increase
Kolkata 101 87 13.86% decrease
Total 445 505 13.48% increase

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 739 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 171 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 14 applications from Delhi, 38 applications from Mumbai, 13 applications from Pune, 32 applications from Bangalore, 50 applications from Chennai and 17 applications from Hyderabad and 7 applications from Kolkata.

List of Cities 1st of January till date 5th June 2020 to 12th June 2020
Delhi 422 14
Mumbai 709 38
Pune 361 13
Bangalore 561 32
Chennai 548 50
Hyderabad 297 17
Kolkata 83 7


Total early publications 2,563
Total ordinary publications 15,363
Total applications published 17,926
Total grants in Delhi 3,502
Total grants in Mumbai 1,630
Total grants in Chennai 3,472
Total grants in Kolkata 1,757
Total Grants 10,361
Total applications examined 30,892


The design office has registered a total of 203 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2020 till date now adds to a total of 3,594 applications.

  • Total designs registered in the previous Week: 112
  • Total designs registered this Week: 203

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2020 till date: 3,594

Data compiled by Jaya Pandey

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