Slight increase in the Patents activity this week at IPO

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This week’s Patent and Design data has been compiled from the Official journal of patents and designs, published by the patent office on the 27th of August 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 1,035 patent applications have been published in the 35th issue of the Patent Journal, 2021. Out of the 1,035 applications published in the journal, 225 applications account for early publications while 810 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 537 applications have been granted last week as compared to 396 grants in the week preceding the last thereby marking a increase of about 35.61%

Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 72 87 20.83% increase
Mumbai 63 46 26.98% decrease
Chennai 89 86 3.37% decrease
Kolkata 14 6 57.14% decrease
Total 238 225 5.46% decrease

Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 347 390 12.39% increase
Mumbai 187 203 8.56% increase
Chennai 219 197 10.05% decrease
Kolkata 145 20 86.21% decrease
898 810 9.8% decrease


TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 1,136
Percentage difference: 8.89% decrease


A total of 1,063 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 423
Mumbai 233
Chennai 316
Kolkata 91
Total 1,063

Publications under Grant

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 147 188 27.89% increase
Mumbai 63 103 63.49% increase
Chennai 137 178 29.93% increase
Kolkata 49 68 38.78% increase
Total 396 537 35.61% increase

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 1,035 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 310 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 166 applications from Delhi, 33 applications from Mumbai, 15 applications from Pune, 32 applications from Bangalore, 30 applications from Chennai, 24 applications from Hyderabad and 10 applications from Kolkata.
List of Cities 1st of January till date 20th August 2021 to 27th August 2021
Delhi 768 166
Mumbai 73333
Pune 601 15
Bangalore 890 32
Chennai 982 30
Hyderabad 554 24
Kolkata 197 10


Total early publications 7,198
Total ordinary publications 23,282
Total applications published 30,480
Total grants in Delhi 7,544
Total grants in Mumbai 3,168
Total grants in Chennai 7,208
Total grants in Kolkata 3,093
Total Grants 21,013
Total applications examined 48,303


The design office has registered a total of 302 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2021 till date now adds to a total of 7,061 applications.
  • Total designs registered in the previous Week: 207
  • Total designs registered this Week: 302
  • Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2021 till date: 7,061
Data compiled by Jaya Pandey, Patent Associate, BananaIP Counsels

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