Patent office publishes first official journal of the year

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 3rd of January 2020. These statistics are presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Intellectual Property Firm.

Indian Patent Statistics

A total of 1472 patent applications have been published in the 1st issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 1472 applications published in the journal, 274 applications account for early publications while 1198 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. Also, a total of 837 applications have been granted last week.

Early Publications

City This Week
Delhi 67
Mumbai 35
Chennai 157
Kolkata 15
Total 274

Ordinary Publications

City This Week
Delhi 496
Mumbai 358
Chennai 315
Kolkata 29
Total 1198


First Examination Report (FER) Statistics

A total of 2123 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 831
Mumbai 341
Chennai 676
Kolkata 275
Total 2123

 Publications under Grant

City This Week
Delhi 280
Mumbai 120
Chennai 303
Kolkata 134
Total 837

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 1472 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 323 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 67 applications from Delhi, 112 applications from Mumbai, 35 applications from Bangalore, 87 applications from Chennai, 15 applications from Hyderabad and 7 applications from Kolkata.

List of Cities 1st of January till date
Delhi 67
Mumbai 112
Bangalore 35
Chennai 87
Hyderabad 15
Kolkata 7

Patent statistics summary (1st of January 2020 till date) 

Total early publications 274
Total ordinary publications 1198
Total applications published 1472
Total grants in Delhi 280
Total grants in Mumbai 120
Total grants in Chennai 303
Total grants in Kolkata 134
Total Grants 837
Total applications examined 2123

Industrial Design Statistics

The designs office has registered a total of 246 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2020 till date now adds to a total of 246 applications.

  • Total designs registered this Week: 246

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2020 till date: 246


Authored and compiled by Vibha Amarnath

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