In two weeks patent office examines close to 2800 patent application

This week’s Patent & Design data has been compiled from the Official Journal of Patents and Designs published by the patent office on the 8th 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 689 patent applications have been published in the 2nd issue of the Patent Journal, 2021. Out of the 689 applications published in the journal, 173 applications account for early publications while 516 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 474 applications have been granted last week as compared to 645 grants in the week preceding the last thereby marking a decrease of about 26.51%

Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 121 42 65.29% decrease
Mumbai 57 12 78.95% decrease
Chennai 109 108 0.92% decrease
Kolkata 2 11 450% increase
Total 289 173 40.14% decrease

Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 237 145 38.82% decrease
Mumbai 191 96 49.74% decrease
Chennai 329 208 36.78% decrease
Kolkata 16 67 318.75% increase
Total 773 516 33.25% decrease

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 1,062


Percentage difference: 35.12% decrease


A total of 1,723 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 646
Mumbai 327
Chennai 544
Kolkata 206
Total 1,723

Publications under Grant

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 223 190 14.8% decrease
Mumbai 100 60 40% decrease
Chennai 219 152 30.59% decrease
Kolkata 103 72 30.1% decrease
Total 645 474 26.51% decrease

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 689 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 149 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 14 applications from Delhi, 18 applications from Mumbai, 11 applications from Pune, 19 applications from Bangalore, 77 applications from Chennai and 8 applications from Hyderabad and 2 applications from Kolkata.

List of Cities 1st of January till date 1st January 2021 to 8th January 2021
Delhi 30 14
Mumbai 60 18
Pune 43 11
Bangalore 68 19
Chennai 115 77
Hyderabad 20 8
Kolkata 5 2


Total early publications 462
Total ordinary publications 1,289
Total applications published 1,751
Total grants in Delhi 413
Total grants in Mumbai 160
Total grants in Chennai 371
Total grants in Kolkata 175
Total Grants 1,119
Total applications examined 2,798


The design office has registered a total of 205 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2021 till date now adds to a total of 408 applications.

  • Total designs registered in the previous Week: 203
  • Total designs registered this Week: 205

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2021 till date: 408

Data compiled by Jaya Pandey

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