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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 27th of March 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 382 patent applications have been published in the 13th issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 382 applications published in the journal, 62 applications account for early publications while 320 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. No patents were granted during this week.

Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 60 17 71.67% decrease
Mumbai 35 19 45.71% decrease
Chennai 66 26 60.61% decrease
Kolkata 3 0 100% decrease
Total 164 62 62.19% decrease

Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 226 90 60.18% decrease
Mumbai 96 52 45.83% decrease
Chennai 259 158 38.99% decrease
Kolkata 29 20 31.03% decrease
Total 610 320 47.54% decrease

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 774


Percentage difference: 50.65% decrease


A total of 2,228 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 876
Mumbai 394
Chennai 667
Kolkata 291
Total 2,228

Publications under Grant

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 270
Mumbai 130
Chennai 221
Kolkata 114
Total 735

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 382 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 98 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 13 applications from Delhi, 24 applications from Mumbai, 8 applications from Pune, 34 applications from Bangalore, 12 applications from Chennai, 4 applications from Hyderabad and 3 applications from Kolkata.

List of Cities 1st of January till date 20th March 2020 to 27th March 2020
Delhi 291 13
Mumbai 434 24
Pune 243 8
Bangalore 289 34
Chennai 309 12
Hyderabad 164 4
Kolkata 37 3


Total early publications 1,717
Total ordinary publications 10,893
Total applications published 12,610
Total grants in Delhi 2511
Total grants in Mumbai 1167
Total grants in Chennai 2336
Total grants in Kolkata 1179
Total Grants 7,193
Total applications examined 22,831


The design office has registered a total of 54 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2020 till date now adds to a total of 2824 applications.

  • Total designs registered in the previous Week: 252
  • Total designs registered this Week: 54

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2020 till date: 2824

Authored and compiled by Jaya Pandey

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