This week’s Patent & Design data has been compiled from the Official Journal of the Patents and Designs published by the patent office on the 16th of October 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 752 patent applications have been published in the 42nd issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 752 applications published in the journal, 311 applications account for early publications while 441 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 431 applications have been granted last week as compared to 566 grants in the week preceding the last thereby marking a decrease of about 23.85%

Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 154 156 1.3% increase
Mumbai 56 24 57.14% decrease
Chennai 120 109 9.17% decrease
Kolkata 30 22 26.67% decrease
Total 360 311 13.61% decrease

Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 111 94 15.32% decrease
Mumbai 81 61 24.69% decrease
Chennai 264 264
Kolkata 28 22 21.43% decrease
Total 484 441 8.88% decrease

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 844


Percentage difference: 10.9% decrease


A total of 876 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 379
Mumbai 166
Chennai 266
Kolkata 65
Total 876

Publications under Grant

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 182 154 15.38% decrease
Mumbai 86 62 27.91% decrease
Chennai 177 150 15.25% decrease
Kolkata 121 65 46.28% decrease
Total 566 431 23.85% decrease

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 752 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 160 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 21 applications from Delhi, 26 applications from Mumbai, 6 applications from Pune, 22 applications from Bangalore, 63 applications from Chennai and 14 applications from Hyderabad and 8 applications from Kolkata.

List of Cities 1st of January till date 9th October 2020 to 16th October 2020
Delhi 1,130 21
Mumbai 1,395 26
Pune 801 6
Bangalore 1,208 22
Chennai 1,212 63
Hyderabad 650 14
Kolkata 178 8


Total early publications 6,056
Total ordinary publications 38,302
Total applications published 44,358
Total grants in Delhi 7,547
Total grants in Mumbai 3,130
Total grants in Chennai 7,163
Total grants in Kolkata 3,477
Total Grants 21,317
Total applications examined 57,320


The design office has registered a total of 205 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2020 till date now adds to a total of 7,259 applications.

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

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2020 till date: 7,259

Data compiled by Jaya Pandey

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