Jimi Hendrix
Jimi Hendrix's family have been fighting over income from the guitarist's estate Getty

Feuding relatives of late guitar legend Jimi Hendrix have reached a settlement, 45 years after his death in 1970 aged 27.

The Seattle-born musician and singer did not leave a will when he died. His father, Al Hendrix, took charge of his estate, transferring the rights to his adopted daughter Janie Hendrix before his death in 2002.

In 2009, Janie Hendrix, who owns Experience Hendrix LLC, filed the suit against a company called Hendrix Licensing, which was run by the guitarist's brother, Leon Hendrix, and entrepreneur Andrew Pitsicalis, the Seattle Times reported.

The warring sides were at loggerheads over the sale of merchandise, such as T-shirts, bearing Hendrix's image.

The suit, which was filed in the US District Court for the Western District of Washington, alleged that Pitsicalis and Leon Hendrix were committing trademark infringement.

They settled out of court in July but the settlement was not announced until this week.

According to a court document seen by the Seattle Times, Pitsicalis would be required to pay an unspecified amount over five years.