US rock act Guns N' Roses has settled a lawsuit in which it accused a Colorado brewery of trademark infringement for selling Guns 'N' Rosé ale and merchandise without permission.

Reuters reports that in a court filing by the rock band's lawyers, both sides agreed in principle to settle on July 31, and are working on a written settlement that would lead to the lawsuit's dismissal.

Guns N' Roses accused Oskar Blues brewery of deliberately trading off its fame and goodwill by selling Guns 'N' Rosé, starting in early 2018.

It also objected to the sale of related T-shirts, stickers, buttons and bandannas, saying Oskar Blues confused beer drinkers into thinking Guns N' Roses and Guns 'N' Rosé were connected.

The Colorado-based brewery has described Guns 'N' Rosé as combining "sticky prickly pear and floral hibiscus with a subtle hop profile."

Duff beer, the favoured tipple of Homer and Barney et al in The Simpsons, is named after Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan, who is due to play Electric Festival at the end of August.

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