COVID concerns paralyze IPO, no new patent grants or design registration

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 17th of April 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 372 patent applications have been published in the 16th issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 372 applications published in the journal, 12 applications account for early publications while 360 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. No applications have been granted last week.

Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 6
Mumbai 3 3
Chennai 2 3 50% increase
Kolkata 3 0
Total 8 12 50% increase

Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 103 125 21.36% increase
Mumbai 62 85 37.1% increase
Chennai 109 133 22.02% increase
Kolkata 8 17 112.5% increase
Total 282 360 27.66% increase

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 290


Percentage difference: 28.28% increase


No first examination reports were issued last week.

City No. of FER Issued
Delhi Nil
Mumbai Nil
Chennai Nil
Kolkata Nil
Total Nil

 Publications under Grant

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 372 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 121 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 26 applications from Delhi, 34 applications from Mumbai, 17 applications from Pune, 12 applications from Bangalore, 14 applications from Chennai and 14 applications from Hyderabad and 4 applications from Kolkata.

List of Cities 1st of January till date 10th April 2020 to 17th April 2020
Delhi 337 26
Mumbai 502 34
Pune 284 17
Bangalore 363 12
Chennai 352 14
Hyderabad 197 14
Kolkata 46 4


Total early publications 1,745
Total ordinary publications 11,943
Total applications published 13,688
Total grants in Delhi 2,650
Total grants in Mumbai 1,221
Total grants in Chennai 2,468
Total grants in Kolkata 1,260
Total Grants 7,599
Total applications examined 23,143


The design office did not register any designs last 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: Nil
  • Total designs registered this Week: Nil

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

Authored and compiled by Jaya Pandey
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