India Publishes Draft Guidelines for Patenting of TK and Biological Material
IP Watch, 8 November 2012

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: The government of India has released a set of draft guidelines to be followed in the case of patent applications involving traditional knowledge and biological material. Following a review of relevant provisions of Indian law on protection of TK and biological resources, the guidelines seek to ensure that all patent applications relating to TK are identified, screened and classified as such, and all provisions related to the protection of TK and/or biological material are fully complied with. Read the article … Download the public notice by the government of India [pdf] … Download the draft guidelines [pdf] …