IPO slows down this week

The Patent and Design Statistics illustrated below have been compiled from the Official Journal of the Patents and Designs Office published by the patent office on Fridays, every week. These statistics are presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Intellectual Property Firm.


A total of 929 patent applications have been published in the 43rd issue of the Patent Journal, 2019. Out of the 929 applications published in the journal, 149 applications account for early publications while 780 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 562 applications have been granted last week as compared to 517 grants in the week preceding the last thereby marking an increase of about 8.70%.

Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 36 11 69.44% decrease
Mumbai 25 47 88% increase
Chennai 204 77 62.25% decrease
Kolkata 3 14 366.66% increase
Total 268 149 44.40% decrease

Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 298 379 27.18% increase
Mumbai 115 156 35.65% increase
Chennai 574 235 59.05% decrease
Kolkata 13 10 23.07% decrease
Total 1000 780 22% decrease

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 1268


Percentage difference: 26.73% decrease


A total of 1778 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 657
Mumbai 299
Chennai 567
Kolkata 255
Total 1778

 Publications under Grant 

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 211 209 0.94% increase
Mumbai 55 80 45.45% increase
Chennai 167 172 2.99% increase
Kolkata 84 101 20.23% increase
Total 517 562 8.70% increase

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 929 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 152 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 16 applications from Delhi, 54 applications from Mumbai, 24 applications from Bangalore, 32 applications from Chennai, 24 applications from Hyderabad and 2 applications from Kolkata.

List of Cities 1st January 2019 to 25th October 2019 18th October 2019 to 25th October 2019
Delhi 1026 16
Mumbai 737 54
Bangalore 968 24
Chennai 886 32
Hyderabad 404 24
Kolkata 235 2

Patent statistics summary (1st January 2019 –till date)

Total early publications 4460
Total ordinary publications 35841
Total applications published 40301
Total grants in Delhi 7134
Total grants in Mumbai 2588
Total grants in Chennai 5897
Total grants in Kolkata 2975
Total Grants 18594
Total applications examined 63454


The designs office has registered a total of 168 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2019 till date now adds to a total of 12418 applications.

  • Total designs registered in the previous Week: 166
  • Total designs registered this Week: 168

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2019 till date: 12418


Authored and compiled by Vibha Amarnath

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