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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 May 2020. These statistics are brought to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Intellectual Property Firm.


A total of 431 patent applications have been published in the 18th issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 431 applications published in the journal, 42 applications account for early publications while 389 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 472 applications have been granted last week as compared to 219 grants in the week preceding the last thereby marking an increase of about 115.52%

Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 32
Mumbai 1
Chennai 98 6 93.88% decrease
Kolkata 2 3 50%increase
Total 100 42 57.99% decrease

Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 90 153 70% increase
Mumbai 32 60 87.5% increase
Chennai 37 151 308.11% increase
Kolkata 6 25 316.67% increase
Total 165 389 137.76% increase

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 265


Percentage difference: 62.64% increase


A total of 993 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 295
Mumbai 156
Chennai 419
Kolkata 123
Total 993

Publications under Grant

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 52 127 144.23%increase
Mumbai 41 77 87.80%increase
Chennai 83 185 122.89%increase
Kolkata 43 83 93.02%increase
Total 219 472 115.52%increase

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 431 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 135 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 34 applications from Delhi, 30 applications from Mumbai, 6 applications from Pune, 29 applications from Bangalore, 15 applications from Chennai and 12 applications from Hyderabad and 9 applications from Kolkata.

List of Cities 1st of January till date 24th April 2020 to 1st May 2020
Delhi 377 34
Mumbai 539 30
Pune 294 6
Bangalore 410 29
Chennai 384 15
Hyderabad 214 12
Kolkata 55 9


Total early publications 1,887
Total ordinary publications 12,497
Total applications published 14,384
Total grants in Delhi 2,829
Total grants in Mumbai 1,339
Total grants in Chennai 2,736
Total grants in Kolkata 1,386
Total Grants 8,290
Total applications examined 24,136


The design office has registered a total of 51 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2020 till date now adds to a total of 2896 applications.

  • Total designs registered in the previous Week: 21
  • Total designs registered this Week: 51

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2020 till date: 2896

Data compiled by by Jaya Pandey
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