Axl Rose and Slash, lead singer and lead guitarist of U.S. rock band Guns N' Roses, perform during their "Not in This Lifetime... Tour" at the du Arena in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates November 25, 2018. REUTERS\/Christopher Pike(Reuters) - Guns N\u2019 Roses has settled a lawsuit in which it accused the Colorado brewery Oskar Blues of trademark infringement for selling Guns \u2018N\u2019 Ros\u00e9 ale and merchandise without permission. According to a Monday court filing by the rock band\u2019s lawyers, both sides agreed in principle to settle on July 31, and are working on a written settlement that would lead to the lawsuit\u2019s dismissal. Guns N\u2019 Roses, whose general partners include singer Axl Rose, guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan, accused Oskar Blues on May 9 of deliberately trading off its fame and goodwill by selling Guns \u2018N\u2019 Ros\u00e9, 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\u2019 Roses and Guns \u2018N\u2019 Ros\u00e9 were connected. The Longmont, Colorado-based brewery, whose products include Dale\u2019s Pale Ale, has described Guns \u2018N\u2019 Ros\u00e9 as combining \u201csticky prickly pear and floral hibiscus with a subtle hop profile.\u201d Lawyers for the band and the brewery did not immediately respond on Tuesday to separate requests for comment. Other craft breweries including Lagunitas, Rogue, Sierra Nevada and Stone have also been in trademark lawsuits, whether as plaintiffs or defendants, as the swelling ranks of breweries make it tougher to come up with new ways to sell beer. The Brewers Association said the United States had 7,346 craft breweries in 2018, up from 3,814 in 2014. The case is Guns N\u2019 Roses v Canarchy Craft Brewery Collective LLC d\/b\/a Oskar Blues Brewery, U.S. District Court, Central District of California, No. 19-04052. Reporting by Jonathan Stempel in New York; editing by Jonathan OatisOur Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.