Luminary Group LLC is a full–service licensing, consulting, expert witness, valuation and intellectual property management company. Our success stories feature a diverse array of licensable assets, from famous personalities to music catalogs, brands and trademarks.  Luminary Group maximizes the value of our clients’ assets, who are the rights owners.  Luminary Group excels in creating customized opportunities and new revenue streams for:

  • corporate brands
  • music catalogs
  • actors
  • musicians
  • artists
  • athletes
  • authors
  • civic leaders
  • estates of famous individuals
  • government institutions
  • record labels & publishers
  • literary & photo archives
  • charitable organizations
  • animated characters
  • other properties of note

In addition, we perform expert witness, consulting and clearance services including litigation valuations, estate planning and divorce proceedings, business transfers, merchandise, advertising and promotional campaigns, and related transactions. Luminary Group’s executives have been involved in landmark legal decisions and high-profile litigation throughout the United States. We have helped shape legislation of Right of Publicity laws throughout the U.S. Contact us if you have claims involving: Right of Publicity litigation, appropriation, Lanham Act or false endorsement, valuation, licensing norms, unauthorized use of trademarks or a personality.

Luminary Group’s valuations and opinions have helped secure favorable results for those with whom we work. Prior engagements include: Karma v. Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS), Uma Thurman v. Lancôme Parfums, members of the 1985 Chicago Bears, valuation on behalf of the IRS, 50 Cent v. Rick Ross, Fremantle Media, Alexa Chung v. the Real Real, Zooey Deschanel v. Steven Madden Ltd., Nikki Sixx v. Vans, Inc. and Thrasher Magazine, Tara Reid v. Sky Las Vegas Condominiums, Digable Planets v. Target, Franklin Mint v. The Estate of Princess Diana and Manatt Phelps, The Estate of Duke Ellington v. Baldwin Piano and Gibson Corp, Team Gordon v. Fruit of the Loom, Gary Stevens v. Southern States Coop., and Madeline Bemelmans v. DIC Enterprises. Our executives have worked on behalf The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund, The Raymond and Rosa Parks Institute for Self-Development, and the first inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Mr. Chuck Berry, I Love NY, and many others in many thousands of transactions and negotiations. And we’re just getting started.

Note:  Luminary Group represents its clients, who are the owners of the rights. Luminary Group does not own the rights.  “Estate” is a term of art that is widely used throughout the legal, licensing and advertising industries to designate the heirs, family or rights owners of the interests pertaining to a deceased personality.