GUNS N’ ROSES SUES COLORADO BAR OVER ROSÉ ALE
According to Hollywood Reporter, Guns N’ Roses is suing a Colorado brewery for its Guns ‘N’ Rosé ale, claiming it infringes on the legendary rock band’s trademark and suggests the group is somehow connected to the product…
…Guns N’ Roses says the brewery has been selling the rosé ale in canned and keg form since 2018, as well as other merchandise bearing the brew’s name. The brewery filed an application to register Guns N Rosé as a trademark last August, which prompted the band’s business manager to reach out and attempt to resolve the dispute. According to the complaint, the brewery refused to stop selling the beer and related merchandise but did abandon its trademark application.
The band is asking the court to bar the brewery from making or selling the Guns ‘N’ Rosé ale, and deliver to them for destruction any merchandise or promotional material bearing the mark. They’re also seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
Oskar Blues Brewery has not yet responded to a request for comment on the complaint.