Approach paper on setting up of TKDL; Submission of approach paper to Standing Committee on Information Technology (SCIT), World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).
Setting up of the interdisciplinary (inter-ministerial Task Force on TKDL.
Submission of TKDL Task Force Report to Department of Indian System of Medicine and Homeopathy; and presenting TKDL Concept & Vision at International forum.
Cabinet Committee of Economic Affairs (CCEA's) approval for the TKDL Project.
Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Department of ISM&H now AYUSH) and National Institute of Science Communication (now CSIR-National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources).
Development of TKDL software, specifications and design.
October, 2001 to March, 2002
Establishing TKDL team of Project Assistants (IT), Ayurveda, Patent Examiners, etc.
Presentation on Traditional Knowledge Resource Classification (TKRC) at International Patent Classification (IPC) Union for getting established WIPO-TK Task Force consisting of USPTO, EPO, JPO, China and India.
WIPO-TK Task Force recommended addition of a new subclass under A 61; Committee of Experts recommended: (i) inclusion of approx. 200 subgroups on TK against earlier few sub-groups on medicinal plants, (ii) linking of TKRC to IPC and (iii) continuation of work on biodiversity, TK and TCE.
November - December, 2002; July, 2003
Internationally recognized specifications and standards for setting up of TK databases and registries based on TKDL specifications, their drafting presentation and adoption of recommendations at the 5th Session of IGC.
Constitution of Access Policy Issue Committee (APIC).
First batch of data abstraction work on 36,000 Ayurveda formulations for creating TKDL in five languages, i.e. English, German, Spanish, French and Japanese.
Release of demo TKDL CD containing a sample of 500 formulations.
Initiation of the TKDL Unani project.
Initiation of TKDL Ayurveda Phase II.
Concordance between IPC and TKRC and approval on linking of TKRC with IPC.
Initiation of project on TKDL Siddha.
Creating of TKRC containing approx. 25,000 subgroups.
Approval on Access to TKDL database to international patent offices by Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs.
Initiation of activities on creation of TKDL Yoga.
TKDL Access Agreement with European Patent Office (EPO).
TKDL Access Agreement with USPTO.
The first prior art evidence based on TKDL citations under Third Party observations against 35 patent applications submitted to EPO leading to development of a formalised structure for filing Third Party Objections (TPOs)/oppositions at various international patent offices.
TKDL Access Agreement with German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA).
TKDL Access Agreement with United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office.
TKDL Access Agreement with Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO).
TKDL Access Agreement with Intellectual Property Australia (IP Australia).
March 22-24, 2011
International Conference on 'Utilization of the Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL) as a Model for the Protection of Traditional Knowledge.
TKDL Access Agreement with Japan Patent Office (JPO).
First Amending Agreement to TKDL Access Agreement with European Patent Office (EPO).
First Amending Agreement to TKDL Access Agreement with Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO).
First Amending Agreement to TKDL Access Agreement with United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office (IPO).
TKDL Access Agreement with Chile Patent Office (INAPI).
First Amending Agreement to TKDL Access Agreement with Japan Patent Office (JPO).
TKDL Access Agreement with Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO)
TKDL Access Agreement with Rospatent (Russia).
TKDL Access Agreement with INDECOPI (Peru).
First Amending Agreement to TKDL Access Agreement with Chile Patent Office (INAPI).