Patent office continues working hard amidst pandemic, over 800 applications examined this week

This week’s Patent & Design data has been compiled from the Official Journal of Patents and Designs published by the patent office on the 30th of April 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 727 patent applications have been published in the 18th issue of the Patent Journal, 2021. Out of the 727 applications published in the journal, 123 applications account for early publications while 604 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 538 applications have been granted this week as compared to 436 grants in the last week thereby marking an increase of about 23.39%

Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 30 29 3.33% decrease
Mumbai 26 18 30.77% decrease
Chennai 145 75 48.28% decrease
Kolkata 2 1 50% decrease
Total 203 123 39.41% decrease

Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 305 276 9.51% decrease
Mumbai 57 62 8.77% increase
Chennai 238 244 2.52% increase
Kolkata 24 22 8.33% decrease
Total 624 604 3.21% decrease

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 827


Percentage difference: 12.09% decrease


A total of 807 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 327
Mumbai 99
Chennai 331
Kolkata 50
Total 807

Publications under Grant

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 135 196 45.19% increase
Mumbai 67 64 4.48% decrease
Chennai 167 194 16.17% increase
Kolkata 67 84 25.37% increase
Total 436 538 23.39% increase

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 727 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 103 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 11 applications from Delhi, 13 applications from Mumbai, 16 applications from Pune, 23 applications from Bangalore, 20 applications from Chennai, 18 applications from Hyderabad and 2 from Kolkata.

List of Cities 1st of January till date 23rd April 2021 to 30th April 2021
Delhi 276 11
Mumbai 350 13
Pune 264 16
Bangalore 346 23
Chennai 508 20
Hyderabad 241 18
Kolkata 68 2


Total early publications 3,705
Total ordinary publications 13,746
Total applications published 17,451
Total grants in Delhi 4,080
Total grants in Mumbai 1,719
Total grants in Chennai 3,876
Total grants in Kolkata 1,676
Total Grants 11,351
Total applications examined 28,267


The design office has registered a total of 202 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2021 till date now adds to a total of 3,644 applications.

  • Total designs registered in the previous Week: 202
  • Total designs registered this Week: 202

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2021 till date: 3,644

Data compiled by Jaya Pandey

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