Over 2000 FERs issued this week, grants increase by 58%

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 6th of November 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 742 patent applications have been published in the 45th issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 742 applications published in the journal, 324 applications account for early publications while 418 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 822 applications have been granted last week as compared to 520 grants in the week preceding the last thereby marking an increase of about 58%

Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 107 179 67.29% increase
Mumbai 62 35 43.55% decrease
Chennai 118 109 7.63% decrease
Kolkata 2 1 50% decrease
Total 289 324 12.11% increase

Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 85 75 11.76% decrease
Mumbai 78 64 17.95% decrease
Chennai 281 256 8.9% decrease
Kolkata 28 23 17.86% decrease
Total 472 418 11.44% decrease

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 761


Percentage difference: 2.5% decrease


A total of 2,089 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 762
Mumbai 367
Chennai 674
Kolkata 286
Total 2,089

Publications under Grant

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 209 273 30.62% increase
Mumbai 67 128 91.04% increase
Chennai 187 276 47.59% increase
Kolkata 57 145 154.39% increase
Total 520 822 58.07% increase

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 742 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 159 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 29 applications from Delhi, 25 applications from Mumbai, 32 applications from Pune, 27 applications from Bangalore, 32 applications from Chennai and 10 applications from Hyderabad and 4 applications from Kolkata.

List of Cities 1st of January till date 30th October 2020 to 6th November 2020
Delhi 1,194 29
Mumbai 1,477 25
Pune 862 32
Bangalore 1,272 27
Chennai 1,313 32
Hyderabad 685 10
Kolkata 200 4


Total early publications 6,874
Total ordinary publications 39,641
Total applications published 46,515
Total grants in Delhi 8,143
Total grants in Mumbai 3,379
Total grants in Chennai 7,731
Total grants in Kolkata 3,729
Total Grants 22,982
Total applications examined 62,184


The design office has registered a total of 208 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2020 till date now adds to a total of 7,826 applications.

  • Total designs registered in the previous Week: 155
  • Total designs registered this Week: 208

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2020 till date: 7,826

Data compiled by Jaya Pandey

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