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:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Apple ... care services, staged a mock evacuation of the facility as part of a disaster ... Fire Department, Echo Hose EMS and Shelton City Emergency Manager, as well as the ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Global Healthcare Management’s ... Alexandria Park in Milford, NJ. This free event, sponsored by Global Healthcare Management’s ... The fun run is geared towards children of all ages; it is a ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... “The Journey: From the ... danger possible to save lost souls in the Philippines. “The Journey: From the Mountains ... a dedicated teacher of the Bible. She has taught all ages and currently teaches ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Planet Fitness, one of the largest and ... plans to open a flagship location in Covington, LA at 401 N. U.S. Highway ... store next to Office Depot in the Holiday Square shopping center. Its location allows ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Asante, a nationally recognized health system in ... existing home health joint venture through an agreement, effective October 1, 2017, to ... home health company with Asante, delivering clinically integrated care, for the past eight ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/10/2017)... -- NDS received FDA 510(k) clearance in May 2017 for its highly ... designed for endoscopy environments. An innovative secondary monitor solution, ZeroWire ... support the improvement of patient outcomes, procedural efficiency, and the lowering ... ... ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... 4, 2017  South Korean-based healthcare product Development Company ... "cprCUBE" on Kickstarter. The device will educate the user ... with better efficiency compared to the dated and pricey ... on efficacy of the compression for a more informed ... goal to raise $5,000. ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... 2017  Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: ... third quarter of 2017 on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. ... day with the investment community and media to further ... call will begin at 9 a.m. Eastern time. Investors, ... webcast of the conference call through a link that ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: