Tag: Traditional knowledge

IPR Vis- à- Vis Traditional Knowledge

What is Traditional Knowledge? Knowledge base which is developed by indigenous, local or native community has been preserved and passed on to generations, so much so, that it becomes the identity of such community. Traditional knowledge can be found in variety of concepts such as calculation of time, food article, plant properties, spice uses, yoga … Continue reading IPR Vis- à- Vis Traditional Knowledge

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ROLE OF DOCUMENTATION IN PROTECTING TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE

Domestic and International laws prohibit patenting of traditional knowledge of any local community. However, the traditional knowledge, such as unique plants and their use is being usurped by unscrupulous players by patenting them in different countries. Only way to stall such moves is by providing prior art evidences proving that the knowledge was already available … Continue reading ROLE OF DOCUMENTATION IN PROTECTING TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE

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Indian Patent Office (IPO) publishes guidelines for Indian patent applications relating to plant (herbal) compositions

The Controller General of Patents has issued guidelines for processing of patent applications relating to Traditional Knowledge (TK) and biological materials on November 08, 2012 which can be accessed here. The guidelines have been issued in lieu of the fact that a number of the Indian Patent Applications relating to herbal (plant) compositions/extracts/alkaloids (and other … Continue reading Indian Patent Office (IPO) publishes guidelines for Indian patent applications relating to plant (herbal) compositions

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Recent Indian Patent Office Updates

1. The Indian Patent Office publishes list of all Applications related to Traditional Knowledge The Indian Patent Office makes available the list of the Patent Applications filed at the Indian Patent Office relating to the Traditional Knowledge here. The published applications are around 795 in number.  The List contains the Application Number, Date of Filing, … Continue reading Recent Indian Patent Office Updates

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