Despite CoVid threat patent publications and grants increase at the IPO – Kudos to IPO

This week’s Patent & Design data has been compiled from the Official Journal of Patents and Designs published by the patent office on the 20th 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 774 patent applications have been published in the 12th issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 774 applications published in the journal, 164 applications account for early publications while 610 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 735 applications have been granted last week as compared to 425 grants in the week preceding the last thereby marking an increase of about 72.94%

Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 7 60 757.14% increase
Mumbai 25 35 40% increase
Chennai 54 66 22.22% increase
Kolkata 13 3 76.92% decrease
Total 99 164 65.65% increase

Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 172 226 31.39% increase
Mumbai 132 96 27.27% decrease
Chennai 228 259 13.15% increase
Kolkata 76 29 61.84% decrease
Total 608 610 0.32% increase

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 707


Percentage difference: 9.47% increase


A total of 1209 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 478
Mumbai 220
Chennai 377
Kolkata 134
Total 1209

 Publications under Grant

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 137 270 97.08% increase
Mumbai 65 130 100% increase
Chennai 161 221 37.26% increase
Kolkata 62 114 83.87% increase
Total 425 735 72.94% increase

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 774 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 125 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 34 applications from Delhi, 8 applications from Mumbai, 9 applications from Pune, 24 applications from Bangalore, 27 applications from Chennai and 20 applications from Hyderabad and 3 applications from Kolkata.

List of Cities 1st of January till date 13th March 2020 to 20th March 2020
Delhi 278 34
Mumbai 410 8
Pune 235 9
Bangalore 255 24
Chennai 297 27
Hyderabad 160 20
Kolkata 34 3


Total early publications 1,655
Total ordinary publications 10,573
Total applications published 12,228
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 20,603


The design office has registered a total of 252 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2020 till date now adds to a total of 2770 applications.

  • Total designs registered in the previous Week: 174
  • Total designs registered this Week: 252

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2020 till date: 2770

Authored and compiled by Jaya Pandey

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