Turmeric is a herbaceous plant which grows in East India. The rhizome of the plant contains active ingredients which were employed as dye, cooking ingredient as well as for medicinal purposes. A U.S patent was given to the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 1995, particularly for wound remedial usage. Nonetheless, 2 years later, a complaint was filed by India’s Council of Scientific and Industrial Research against the novelty of the University’s discovery. In this case study, there are two issues discussed;  the first issue was on whether turmeric usage in wound remedy was qualified to be patentable US product and second issue is the existence problem of intellectual property rights’ law. The detail about the case study can be obtained from the following link:

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