Guns N’ Roses take legal action against brewery's Guns ‘N’ Rosé beer

Guns N' Roses (Image credit: Kevin Mazur)

Guns N’ Roses have filed a lawsuit against a company who are selling a beer titled Guns ‘N’ Rosé, according to The Blast (opens in new tab).

It’s reported the band are suing the Canarchy Craft Brewery Collective’s (opens in new tab) Oskar Blues Brewery (opens in new tab) because of the name of the brew – which has been used without the band's permission – with GNR also claiming that the company have been selling merchandise associated with the beer, including t-shirts and bandanas.

It's claimed the brewery previously tried to trademark the Guns ‘N’ Rosé name but scrapped those plans as soon as Axl, Slash, Duff and co. objected.

They apparently agreed to stop selling the beer, but not until March next year. As a result, GNR have taken action to stop the brewery with immediate effect.

Papers filed in California argue that the brewery “should not be entitled to continue to sell infringing products and intentionally trade on GNR’s goodwill, prestige, and fame without GNR’s approval, license, or consent.”

Guns N’ Roses are suing for trademark infringement and are seeking unspecified damages.

Scott Munro
Louder e-commerce editor

Scott has spent more than 30 years in newspapers and magazines as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. After initially joining our news desk in the summer of 2014, he moved to the e-commerce team full-time in 2020. He maintains Louder’s buyer’s guides, scouts out the best deals for music fans and reviews headphones, speakers, books and more. He's written more than 11,000 articles across Louder, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog and has previous written for publications including IGN, the Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to video games, travel and whisky. Scott grew up listening to rock and prog, cutting his teeth on bands such as Marillion and Magnum before his focus shifted to alternative and post-punk in the late 80s. His favourite bands are Fields Of The Nephilim, The Cure, New Model Army, All About Eve, The Mission, Ned's Atomic Dustbin and Drab Majesty, but he also still has a deep love of Rush.