The famous rock band Guns N’ Roses have agreed to settle a trademark infringement lawsuit which was brought against a brewery, Oskar Blues, which have been found to be selling a beer under the name of ‘Guns ‘N’ Rosé’.
This Federal lawsuit was filed back in May 2019 when the brewery attempted to register a trademark for their name of their beer. However, soon after, Oskar Blues abandoned its attempt for a trademark registered in 2018 when the band Guns N’ Roses objected. Despite that, Oskar Blues ignored the bands objection and continued to sell the ‘Guns ‘N’ Rosé’ product, along with merchandise which featured their beer’s logo and branding.
The brewery, Oskar Blues, decided to continue selling the alcoholic product and had argued that they did not infringe on the bands trademarks at all as Guns N’ Roses did not “own a trademark registration for Guns N’ Roses for beer or any alcoholic beverages and had made no use of the mark Guns N’ Roses in connection with alcoholic beverages”.
Both parties have agreed to simply settle the lawsuit, avoiding taking the matter before the courts. The terms of the settlement is yet to be finalised.