A company that owned a Chinese restaurant in Dundee has gone into liquidation, but the eaterie has remained open under new ownership.
Chopstix in St Andrews Street was involved in a name dispute last year when the Chopstix Noodle Bar chain opened an outlet in the Overgate Centre.
Steve Chow, owner of the St Andrews Street restaurant, asked the rival to change its name but the request was refused as the national chain had registered its name as a trademark.
The two businesses called a truce with the St Andrews Street restaurant remaining in operation until running into financial problems.
It was pursued for non-payment by HMRC, who raised a court action which has resulted in the liquidation of Chopstix Dundee Ltd.
Papers lodged at Companies House from Dundee Sheriff Court explain that no answers were lodged to the HMRC’s petition to wind up the company.
The court decreed that the company was unable to pay its debts and should be wound up under the Insolvency Act. Its debts were not specified.
Neil Dempsey of Begbies Traynor, Aberdeen, has been appointed liquidator.
Companies House records also show that a new company Fu De Garden has been established at the St Andrews Street address, and the restaurant is continuing to operate. Its director is listed as Ms Fang Chen.
Mr Chow, proprietor of Chopstix Dundee Ltd, could not be contacted.