Conran wins sole rights to Zinc

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The right to own a bar called Zinc was won by Sir Terence Conran, the restaurateur, yesterday. Sir Terence beat off rival Vince Power, who owns the Mean Fiddler chain of concert venues.

The design guru had resorted to legal action after claiming Mr Power's new bar, Zn, formerly known as Zincbar, infringed his trade mark Zinc.

The mark was registered in Sir Terence in June 1995. But in December last year, Mr Power opened a bar in Kilburn High Road, London, called Zincbar.

After protests, the name was changed to the chemical symbol for zinc, which Sir Terencefound unsatisfactory. Mr Power's bar will have to change its name. Under the order, he cannot use Sinc, Sync or ZN in addition to Zincbar and Zn. Louise Jury