Under the MoU, both organizations shall jointly endeavor to pursue: R&D covering fundamental research; AYUSH specific diagnostic tools; linking microbiome, gene expression and prakriti; multi-ingredient herbal formulations, including their standardization; exploring modern scientific methods for integration with traditional Indian Systems of Medicine (ISM); linking disease signatures; etc.; Furthering the collaboration in preserving and protecting traditional knowledge related to the Indian systems of healthcare, through the existing TKDL
platform; and Development of international standardized terminologies (disease-morbidity codes) in Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani (ASU), Database on Medicinal plants, Foods, etc.
In a report for the World Intellectual Property Organisation, Dr VK Gupta, the author and architect of India's TKDL
, said that 'the fact that so many patents had been wrongfully granted in the US and Europe caused a great deal of national distress.
Researchers, Choudhury and Khanna, aimed to find out whether anything about patent applications changed after the creation of the TKDL
. (54) The TKDL
was designed to assist patent examiners of major intellectual property offices in carrying out prior art searches.
Evidence from the TKDL
proved the banana preparation was previously well-known, and the application was withdrawn.
Encouraged by the ongoing support of the government for internationalizing India's pioneering TKDL
as a template for the benefit of developing countries seeking to protect their traditional knowledge, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), a specialized agency of the United Nations, has collaborated with Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).
" The flower has long been known in the country for its use in the treatment of heart diseases," TKDL
director V K Gupta, who sent the letter to the EPO, said.
Experts at TKDL
estimate that about 2,000 patents are wrongly granted every year that have been misappropriated from literature on Indian systems of medicine.
As per the information provided by the CSIR, the implementing agency of the TKDL
project, the expenditure incurred on the project is about Rs.
products will operate in combination with Wintrac 4.5 software and R:COM, to download recorded data up to five times faster than with the current TK branded TranScan devices.
Patent and Trademark Office signed a traditional knowledge digital library (TKDL
) access agreement.
The Ministry of AYUSH has created Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL
) in collaboration with Council for Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) for digitalization of traditional medicinal knowledge.
The Government has established the Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL
) with the objective of preventing misappropriation of Indian traditional knowledge on Ayurveda, Unani and Siddha medicinal systems.