INTENTION TO DEFRAUD NOT NECESSARY TO PROVE MISREPRESENTATION IN A PASSING OFF CASE, CONFIRMS THE SUPREME COURT

Published On: 16/10/2018

Authors:

V. Srinivasa Raghavan
The Supreme Court of India recently passed a judgement in Wockhardt Ltd. Vs. Torrent Pharmaceuticals & Anr., through which it reaffirmed that the intention to defraud or deceive, or mens rea, should not be considered, to analyse misrepresentation in a case of passing off. INDUSLAW’s V Srinivasa Raghavan, Aditi Verma Thakur and Anju Srinivasan analyse this case and the findings of the Supreme Court.