A tea-room company has banned a caterer from naming her pies after her daughter.

Bettys Cafe Tea Rooms has told Elizabeth Guy to rename her Betty Guy's Little Pies range.

Mrs Guy named the children's frozen meals after her seven-year-old daughter, Betty.

The chef, who earlier this year launched Wensleydale Foods from premises in Hawes, North Yorkshire, is now facing large bills to rebrand.

She said: "It doesn't make sense to me. Nobody is going to confuse the two companies.

"I have a lot of respect for Bettys and what they have done for Yorkshire, and I don't want to fall out with them.

"But this is very disappointing and has come at an embryonic stage in our business."

The problem arose when Wensleydale Foods applied to register Betty Guy's Little Pies as a trademark.

The company wrote to Bettys and Taylors Group Limited, asking if they objected.

Legal bosses wrote back saying they did and asked that the name be changed.

Mrs Guy has been told she is unlikely to win if the case goes to court. She now plans to rename the range.

One option would be to use one of her other two daughters' names.

Eight-year-old Susie already has a range of puddings named after her.

Bettys has six tea rooms in North Yorkshire.

A spokesman said: "As owners of the Bettys brand we can't allow her to use the Betty Guy name. We feel there would be a risk of confusion.

"We wish her all the success and we're trying to be flexible."

The company recently admitted it was not sure why founder Frederick Belmont called his first store Bettys when it opened in 1919.

Mrs Guy won Country Living magazine's Enterprising Woman of the Year award after developing the range of healthy meals.