Slump at the IPO – Decrease in Patent & Design publications and registrations

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 13th of March 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 707 patent applications have been published in the 11th issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 707 applications published in the journal, 99 applications account for early publications while 608 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 425 applications have been granted last week as compared to 849 grants in the week preceding the last thereby marking a decrease of about 49.94%

Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 49 7 85.71% decrease
Mumbai 37 25 32.43% decrease
Chennai 63 54 14.28% decrease
Kolkata 13
Total 149 99 33.55% decrease

 Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 383 172 55.09% decrease
Mumbai 133 132 0.75% decrease
Chennai 277 228 17.68% decrease
Kolkata 24 76 216.67% increase
Total 817 608 25.58% decrease

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 966


Percentage difference: 26.81% decrease


A total of 1383 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 580
Mumbai 258
Chennai 399
Kolkata 146
Total 1383

 Publications under Grant 

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 261 137 47.50% decrease
Mumbai 155 65 58.06% decrease
Chennai 269 161 40.14% decrease
Kolkata 164 62 62.19% decrease
Total 849 425 49.94% decrease

 Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 707 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 114 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 10 applications from Delhi, 33 applications from Mumbai, 7 applications from Pune, 19 applications from Bangalore, 25 applications from Chennai and 16 applications from Hyderabad and 4 applications from Kolkata.

List of Cities 1st of January till date 6th March 2020 to 13th March 2020
Delhi 244 10
Mumbai 402 33
Pune 226 7
Bangalore 231 19
Chennai 270 25
Hyderabad 140 16
Kolkata 31 4


Total early publications 1491
Total ordinary publications 9963
Total applications published 11,454
Total grants in Delhi 2241
Total grants in Mumbai 1037
Total grants in Chennai 2115
Total grants in Kolkata 1065
Total Grants 6,458
Total applications examined 19,394


The design office has registered a total of 174 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2020 till date now adds to a total of 2518 applications.

  • Total designs registered in the previous Week: 310
  • Total designs registered this Week: 174

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2020 till date: 2518

Authored and compiled by Anusmita Mazumdar and Jaya Pandey

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