Guns N’ Roses settled a trademark infringement lawsuit against Colorado brewery Oskar Blues for selling Guns ‘N’ Rosé ale and merchandise without permission.
According to the band’s Monday court filing obtained by TheWrap, both sides agreed in principle to settle on July 31, and are currently working on a written settlement that would lead to the lawsuit’s dismissal.
Guns N’ Roses singer Axl Rose, guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan accused Oskar Blues on May 9 of deliberately infringing on the band’s and name, using their fame to sell Guns ‘N’ Rosé, beginning in early 2018. In addition to the brews, T-shirts, stickers, buttons and bandanas printed with the names Oskar Blues and Guns N Rosé confused fans into thinking the band was connected to the brand.
The Longmont, Colorado brewery, which also produces Dale’s Pale Ale, described Guns ‘N’ Rosé as a combination of “sticky prickly pear and floral hibiscus with a subtle hop profile”– not exactly the most rock-n-roll-sounding flavor combination.
In their filing, the band claimed they contacted the brewery prior to the lawsuit in an attempt to stop their trademark filing.
Lawyers for the band and the brewery did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s requests for comment.
Pamela Chelin contributed to this report
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