First issue of patent & design journal for 2021 published by 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 1st of January 2021. These statistics are presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Intellectual Property Firm.


A total of 1,062 patent applications have been published in the 1st issue of the Patent Journal, 2021. Out of the 1,062 applications published in the journal, 289 applications account for early publications while 773 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period.

Early Publications

City No. of Applications
Delhi 121
Mumbai 57
Chennai 109
Kolkata 2
Total 289

Ordinary Publications

City No. of Applications
Delhi 237
Mumbai 191
Chennai 329
Kolkata 16
Total 773



A total of 1,075 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 473
Mumbai 142
Chennai 345
Kolkata 115
Total 1,075

Publications under Grant

City This Week
Delhi 223
Mumbai 100
Chennai 219
Kolkata 103
Total 645

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 1,062 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 192 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 16 applications from Delhi, 42 applications from Mumbai, 32 applications from Pune, 49 applications from Bangalore, 38 applications from Chennai and 12 applications from Hyderabad and 3 applications from Kolkata.

List of Cities 1st of January till date
Delhi 16
Mumbai 42
Pune 32
Bangalore 49
Chennai 38
Hyderabad 12
Kolkata 3


Total early publications 289
Total ordinary publications 773
Total applications published 1,062
Total grants in Delhi 223
Total grants in Mumbai 100
Total grants in Chennai 219
Total grants in Kolkata 103
Total Grants 645
Total applications examined 1,075


The design office has registered a total of 203 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2021 till date now adds to a total of 203 applications.

  • Total designs registered this Week: 203

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2021 till date: 203

Data compiled by Jaya Pandey

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