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06/01/2007 02:25 AM ID: 62792 Permalink   

India Far from Relaxed Over US Yoga Patents

 

India is to lodge an official complaint with the US Patent and Trademark Office and the US Trade Representative over the issuing of yoga trademarks, patents, and copyrights. India is constantly fighting to protect local products from foreign patents.

In India yoga has been practiced for millenia and is considered a spiritual practice. Since it became popular in the US around 30 years ago yoga has been stripped down and made into just another part of the fitness industry.

"How can you patent yoga - something that has been in the public domain for thousands of years? It's a ridiculous decision. We will have to challenge it. We have already started the process," said Verghese Samuel from the Indian Ministry of Health.

 
  Source: www.news.com.au  
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  "It's a ridiculous decision."  
 
Agreed.
 
  by: fballer23   06/01/2007 03:40 AM     
  Yes, indeed  
 
nt
 
  by: Kaleid   06/01/2007 05:32 AM     
  Which Patent would make more money?  
 
Roman Catholicism or Christianity. (Assume all off shoots one branch out to be covered. baptists, Lutherism..etc)
 
  by: CaveHermit   06/01/2007 06:17 AM     
  Question?  
 
What happened to prior art? Shouldn't those seeking patents prove that it doesn't exist. Trademarks are a little different, and I can see how they could be granted, but patents?
 
  by: Major-General   06/01/2007 09:25 AM     
  Haha  
 
this is as absurd as the US company that tried to get a copyright for Loch Ness/Nessie when that film came out. It looks like the people that apply for these things think USA is actually a planet and one where everything should be owned ...

ITS MY CLOUD! I SAW IT FIRST!

Haha, its raining, you went bust before your application was processed.
 
  by: AccessG     06/01/2007 02:57 PM     
  india should not only sue  
 
- it should get compensation. that guy who's doing a humidity level patent is barmy. i'm sure, for example, that it's been done before. there are a variety of techniques out there involving heat and humidity: all he's done is pin some numbers down. it's basically tantamount to patenting walking: "what i'm doing is patenting walking between 3 and 5 mph with arm movements in the 0 to 40 degree range"
 
  by: rcavi     06/01/2007 04:17 PM     
  As right as they may be  
 
I can't see the US giving them the time of day. The same thing happened to ugg boots here in Australia. Generic term for sheepskin boots ends up in the hands of a large US company which has been trying (quite successfully) to make life miserable for other manufacturers who had been using the term generically long before the US company came along.

I think that kind of arrogant attitude is contemptible.
 
  by: ixuzus     06/01/2007 04:35 PM     
  How do you patent Yoga?  
 
Can I patent riding a bike or the act of bowling? Yeah this is f-ing ridiculous. Anyone owning the patent on yoga should be asked to prove that they invented it.
 
  by: QHOBBES   06/01/2007 10:54 PM     
  I'll bet the US  
 
expects India to bend over backwards...
 
  by: Zmethod     06/02/2007 07:23 AM     
  I'm going to patent  
 
sex before Hefner does.
 
  by: walter3ca   06/03/2007 03:34 AM     
 
 
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