Some 200 researchers took eight years to create the TKDL database, combing through Hindi, Sanskrit, Arabic, Persian and Urdu texts on ayurveda, yoga and other less-known health systems such as unani and siddha.
Legal battles between the TKDL and global firms over patent requests can take years to resolve and require exhaustive documentation by the agency's researchers to prove prior art references.
India is the only country in the world to have set up an institutional mechanism - TKDL, to protect its traditional knowledge and to prevent grant of wrong patents.
A collaborative project between CSIR and Department of AYUSH, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, TKDL is a maiden Indian effort to help prevent misappropriation of traditional knowledge belonging to India at International Patent Offices.
is a collaborative project between the ministries of science and technology and health and family welfare.
products will operate in combination with Wintrac 4.
access agreement will enable the USPTO to search the extensive database of India's traditional knowledge painstakingly compiled under TKDL
, a collaborative project between CSIR and Department of AYUSH, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.