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TKDL Outcomes against Bio-Piracy

Beginning July 2009, TKDL team has identified 1155 Patent applications at International Patent Office’s like United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO),European Patent Office (EPO), Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO), German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA), United Kingdom Patent & Trademark Office (UKPTO),IP Australia and Controller General of Patents Designs and Trademarks (CGPDTM), with respect to Indian Systems of Medicine and prior-art evidences fromTraditional Knowledge Digital library have been filed at pre-grant stage under relevant provisions at these patent Offices in more than 1120 cases till Aug, 2014.Success has been achieved in 206 cases where the patent applications have either been withdrawn/cancelled/declared dead/terminated or have the claims amended by applicants or rejected by the Examiner(s) on the basis of TKDL submissions. Similar outcome is expected in the remaining cases also.

TKDL Success against MNCs
Protected Medicinal Plants
Outcomes against bio-piracy