This week’s Patent & Design data has been compiled from the Official Journal of Patents and Designs published by the patent office on the 19th of March 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 955 patent applications have been published in the 12th issue of the Patent Journal, 2021. Out of the 955 applications published in the journal, 191 applications account for early publications while 764 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 988 applications have been granted last week as compared to 616 grants in the week preceding the last thereby marking an increase of about 60.39%

Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 57 44 22.81% decrease
Mumbai 37 45 21.62% increase
Chennai 81 95 17.28% increase
Kolkata 8 7 12.5% decrease
Total 183 191 4.37% increase

Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 297 353 18.86% increase
Mumbai 143 164 14.66% increase
Chennai 224 218 2.68% decrease
Kolkata 140 29 79.29% decrease
Total 804 764 4.98% decrease

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 987


Percentage difference: 3.24% decrease


A total of 1,905 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 609
Mumbai 296
Chennai 746
Kolkata 254
Total 1,905

Publications under Grant

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 209 347 66.03% increase
Mumbai 111 162 45.95% increase
Chennai 218 351 61.01% increase
Kolkata 78 128 64.10% increase
Total 616 988 60.39% increase

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 955 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 159 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 20 applications from Delhi, 30 applications from Mumbai, 32 applications from Pune, 18 applications from Bangalore, 38 applications from Chennai, 18 applications from Hyderabad and 13 from Kolkata.

List of Cities 1st of January till date 12th March 2021 to 19th March 2021
Delhi 161 20
Mumbai 218 30
Pune 166 32
Bangalore 202 18
Chennai 349 38
Hyderabad 134 18
Kolkata 39 13


Total early publications 2,629
Total ordinary publications 9,394
Total applications published 12,023
Total grants in Delhi 2,703
Total grants in Mumbai 1,194
Total grants in Chennai 2,565
Total grants in Kolkata 1,073
Total Grants 7,535
Total applications examined 18,583


The design office has registered a total of 201 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2021 till date now adds to a total of 2,430 applications.

  • Total designs registered in the previous Week: 202
  • Total designs registered this Week: 201

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2021 till date: 2,430

Data compiled by Jaya Pandey

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