Navigation Links
US Denies Granting Patents on Yoga Postures

Amid a raging row in India over reported attempts to patent the ancient Indian practice of yoga overseas, the US denied granting patents on yoga positions.

In the same breath, the US embassy said here that it has granted patents on "new and non-obvious devices that may be used in conjunction with yoga". However, those patents would not include any yoga positions, the embassy said in a statement Thursday.

The US government has conducted a search of all patents issued and no patents on yoga positions have been identified, it said.

"Recent media reports alleging that such patents exist are inaccurate," the embassy added.

Over the years, the centuries-old Indian practice of yoga - which literally means the union of body and mind - has become hugely popular in the West and is even patronized by many Hollywood celebrities.

Some even say yoga has become a multi-million dollar industry with all kinds of gurus or instructors, both Indian and western, offering their own version of this practice to lure stressed-out urbanites seeking holistic cure to their diverse maladies.

The US statement comes in the wake of reports last week saying that Indian health ministry officials were scrutinizing yoga-related patents and trademarks granted by the US.

Indian yoga gurus have contended that yoga is intrinsic to Indian spiritual tradition where it is often used as an aid to meditation and has been practiced in this country for thousands of years and any attempt to commercialize it is unethical.

"Yoga can't be owned and run like a company. Since there are attempts to patent this tradition (of yoga) in America, the Indian government and yoga organizations should take measures to prevent it," Swami Ramdev, a leading Indian yoga expert, said recently.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Haryana Denies Bird Flu Infection
2. China Denies Existence Of New Bird Flu Strain
3. POLY Medicure Ltd Applies for 8 Patents, 2 FDA Approvals
4. Thailand Backs Off Threat to Break Drug Patents
5. People Before Patents
6. Patents: Appellate Board Becomes Functional
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:4/25/2017)... NY (PRWEB) , ... April 25, 2017 , ... A ... stress at work can also decrease overall productivity and performance in the workplace. The ... employees. , During the last few weeks of April, Clearview Resolution Services will be ...
(Date:4/25/2017)... Boulder, CO (PRWEB) , ... April 25, 2017 ... ... Law and Liberty attempts to compare student test score performance for the 2015-16 ... one of the state’s voucher programs. Though it highlights important patterns in student ...
(Date:4/25/2017)... ... April 25, 2017 , ... Lake Park Dental is now ... Invisalign® in Lutz, FL. With the help of this highly-effective, yet convenient ... fewer potential complications, more discretion and less pain. , Drs. Sarah Jockin, Nicole ...
(Date:4/25/2017)... ... April 25, 2017 , ... As pharmaceutical companies ... to help with process innovation in drug formulation and manufacturing. CoreRx offers ... state-of-the-art analytical equipment in support of their development and manufacturing goals. , ...
(Date:4/25/2017)... ... , ... Back Pain Centers of America (BPC), which connects people ... their area, announces the launch of a new and proprietary customer relationship management (CRM) ... reputable physicians to help them with back or neck pain and helps to match ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/19/2017)... , April 19, 2017 ... an immune response in pets such as canine, ... are of various types such as Attenuated Live ... Vaccines, DNA Vaccines and Recombinant Vaccines. Attenuated live ... virus or bacteria, which have been weakend under ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... 2017  SARES•REGIS Group leased the first of ... Conejo Spectrum Business Park in Thousand ... Inc. , a biopharmaceutical company developing meaningful therapies ... have been underserved by scientific innovation, with an ... autoimmune and infectious disease. Before commencement ...
(Date:4/18/2017)... April 18, 2017 Viverae ® , a ... the integration of IBM ® Watson Campaign Automation, ... targeted communications for a personalized experience. Through digital engagement, ... their health in real time. The enhanced experience drives ... to members, wherever they are in their journey to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: