Total number of applications published decrease by 48%, over 1500 FER’s issued

This week’s Patent & Design data has been compiled from the Official Journal of the Patents and Designs Office published by the patent office on the 21st of February 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 733 patent applications have been published in the 8th issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 733 applications published in the journal, 111 applications account for early publications while 622 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 518 applications have been granted last week as compared to 554 grants in the week preceding the last thereby marking a decrease of about 6.49%
Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 33 22 33.33% decrease
Mumbai 32 25 21.87% decrease
Chennai 36 62 72.22% increase
Kolkata 2 2
Total 103 111 7.76% increase

Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 723 298 58.78% decrease
Mumbai 195 166 14.87% decrease
Chennai 308 145 52.92% decrease
Kolkata 93 13 86.02% decrease
Total 1319 622 52.84% decrease

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 1422
Percentage difference: 48.45% decrease


A total of 1586 FER’s have been 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 687
Mumbai 236
Chennai 513
Kolkata 150
Total 1586

 Publications under Grant

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 202 171 15.34% decrease
Mumbai 98 84 14.28% decrease
Chennai 165 164 0.60% decrease
Kolkata 89 99 11.23% increase
Total 554 518 6.49% decrease

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’
Of the total 733 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 69 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 8 applications from Delhi, 26 applications from Mumbai, 22 applications from Pune, 4 applications from Bangalore, 3 applications from Chennai and 6 applications from Hyderabad.

List of Cities 1st of January till date 14th February 2020 to 21st February 2020
Delhi 213 8
Mumbai 302 26
Pune 180 22
Bangalore 160 4
Chennai 206 3
Hyderabad 101 6
Kolkata 26



Total early publications 1136
Total ordinary publications 7735
Total applications published 8871
Total grants in Delhi 1579
Total grants in Mumbai 718
Total grants in Chennai 1483
Total grants in Kolkata 740
Total Grants 4520
Total applications examined 13090


The designs office has registered a total of 216 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2020 till date now adds to a total of 1833 applications.

  • Total designs registered in the previous Week: 201
  • Total designs registered this Week: 216

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2020 till date: 1833
 Authored and compiled by Vibha Amarnath 
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