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 15th of May 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 523 patent applications have been published in the 20th issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 523 applications published in the journal, 95 applications account for early publications while 428 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 236 applications have been granted last week as compared to 302 grants in the week preceding the last thereby marking a decrease of about 21.85%

Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 13 18 38.46% increase
Mumbai 1 7 1700% increase
Chennai 21 38 80.95% increase
Kolkata 1 32 3100% increase
Total 36 95 163.89% increase

Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 75 72 4% decrease
Mumbai 52 54 3.85% increase
Chennai 136 249 83.09% increase
Kolkata 18 53 194.44% increase
Total 281 428 52.31% increase

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 317


Percentage difference: 64.98% increase


A total of 788 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 336
Mumbai 128
Chennai 253
Kolkata 71
Total 788

Publications under Grant

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 105 65 38.09% decrease
Mumbai 49 34 30.61% decrease
Chennai 91 105 15.38% increase
Kolkata 57 32 43.86% decrease
Total 302 236 21.85% decrease

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 523 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 92 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 10 applications from Delhi, 24 applications from Mumbai, 5 applications from Pune, 19 applications from Bangalore, 20 applications from Chennai and 8 applications from Hyderabad and 6 applications from Kolkata.

List of Cities 1st of January till date 8th May 2020 to 15th May 2020
Delhi 401 10
Mumbai 588 24
Pune 309 5
Bangalore 440 19
Chennai 418 20
Hyderabad 230 8
Kolkata 65 6


Total early publications 2,018
Total ordinary publications 13,206
Total applications published 15,224
Total grants in Delhi 2,999
Total grants in Mumbai 1,422
Total grants in Chennai 2,932
Total grants in Kolkata 1,475
Total Grants 8,828
Total applications examined 26,217


The design office has registered a total of 106 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2020 till date now adds to a total of 3,071 applications.

  • Total designs registered in the previous Week: 69
  • Total designs registered this Week: 106

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2020 till date: 3,071

Data compiled by by Jaya Pandey

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