Bio-piracy of Unani medicine at European Patent Office

Several assets of Unani medicine are available in different languages, includ-
ing Urdu, Persian and Arabic. These literary assets are easily accessible and
are thus susceptible to misappropriation. The Unani system of medicine is being exploited for bio-prospecting. It is often misappropriated because it is assumed that being in public domain, communities have given up all claims over it. (Correspondence)

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