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Guns N’ Roses takes brewery to court

By Ferraiuoli LLC - 12/06/2019
Guns N’ Roses takes brewery to court

American rock band Guns N’ Roses sued a Colorado brewery claiming its infringing its trademark by producing, promoting and marketing a beer called Guns' N' Rosé. "As a direct result of the defendant's illicit acts, Guns N’ Roses has suffered and continues to suffer a damage to its trademark, commercial reputation and good name”, says part of the lawsuit filed in California.

Oskar Blues Brewery applied for registration of the Guns 'N' Rosé trademark in 2018 before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), prompting the rock band to successfully oppose the registration.

Despite the refusal of the USPTO, Oskar Blues Brewery withdrew the trademark registration but continued to sell the drink under the Guns' N' Rosé name. Guns N’ Roses is therefore seeking an injunction against the brewery to prevent the sale of the beer.  

By Ferraiuoli LLC - 12/06/2019
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FLLC has been ranked as a leading law firm in Puerto Rico by the professional publication Chambers Latin America in intellectual property, corporate, bankruptcy, labor & employment, real estate, and tax law. Moreover, 17 FLLC partners have been ranked as leaders in their field by the same publication. 4 FLLC partners are ranked as leaders in Intellectual Property, no other firm has more than 2. This recognition in such a short period of time is a tribute to FLLC’s business model.

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