Patent grant and design registrations increase this week

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 24th of January 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 1148 patent applications have been published in the 4th issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 1148 applications published in the journal, 103 applications account for early publications while 1045 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 556 applications have been granted last week as compared to 337 grants in the week preceding the last thereby marking an increase of about 64.98%

Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 21 9 57.14% decrease
Mumbai 39 24 38.46% decrease
Chennai 65 70 7.69% increase
Kolkata 22
Total 147 103 29.93% decrease

Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 746 390 47.72% decrease
Mumbai 253 150 40.71% decrease
Chennai 265 323 21.88% increase
Kolkata 14 182 1200% increase
Total 1278 1045 18.23% decrease

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 1425


Percentage difference: 19.43% decrease


A total of 1336 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 468
Mumbai 265
Chennai 448
Kolkata 155
Total 1336

 Publications under Grant

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 126 195 54.76% increase
Mumbai 61 94 54.09% increase
Chennai 87 184 111.49% increase
Kolkata 63 83 31.74% increase
Total 337 556 64.98% increase

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 1148 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 90 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 16 applications from Delhi, 19 applications from Mumbai, 21 applications from Bangalore, 21 applications from Chennai, 11 applications from Hyderabad and 2 applications from Kolkata.

List of Cities 1st of January till date 17th January 2020 to 27th January 2020
Delhi 132 16
Mumbai 199 19
Bangalore 96 21
Chennai 157 21
Hyderabad 58 11
Kolkata 12 2

Patent statistics summary (1st of January till date) 

Total early publications 657
Total ordinary publications 4261
Total applications published 4918
Total grants in Delhi 705
Total grants in Mumbai 329
Total grants in Chennai 699
Total grants in Kolkata 345
Total Grants 2079
Total applications examined 6505


The designs office has registered a total of 196 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2020 till date now adds to a total of 941 applications.

  • Total designs registered in the previous Week: 187
  • Total designs registered this Week: 196

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2020 till date: 941

 Authored and compiled by Vibha Amarnath

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