Apetite for infringement

13 May 2020

80s Hard Rock band Guns ‘N’ Roses is taking a Colorado brewery to court for alleged copyright infringement, alleging the brewery has been selling a craft beer named “Guns ‘N’ Rosé ale” since 2018 without the band’s approval. The brewery has also been selling Guns ‘N’ Rosé merchandise, including hats, t-shirts, pint glasses, stickers, buttons and bandanas.

After reuniting in 2016 for the “Not in This Lifetime” tour, the famous 80s band – best known from its album “Appetite For Destruction” – with its iconic lead singer Axl Rose, has been active in the music scene again.

The band’s lawyers have argued the brewery’s ale is “confusingly similar” to the actual Guns N’ Roses logo.

Court documents state that the band’s lawyers requested the brewery to cease selling the beer, the Colorado brewery Oskar Blues reportedly refused, insisting it would continue selling the brew until March 2020.

Source: ET Canada

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