The US Patent Office has already granted 150 yoga-related copyrights and 2,315 yoga trademarks. Indian Government normally reacts too late in protecting against Patents being awarded in Western world for age old Indian traditional practices. In an unexpected sense of urgency it seems to be acting now on Protecting several Yoga techniques from being patented.
“The Indian government is getting old Sanskrit and Tamil texts translated and is also cataloging ayurvedic medicines. The information will be made available in five languages so patent offices around the world can access it, according to the International Herald Tribune”