Luminary Group LLC is a leader in celebrity licensing and expert witness valuation services.  We are a full–service licensing company and the exclusive representative of some of the most iconic, celebrated personalities in history.  Our clients are the rights owners, and our success stories feature diverse assets from famous personalities to music catalogs, brands and trademarks.  Luminary Group optimizes the value of our clients’ assets.  Luminary Group can create customized opportunities and new revenue streams for:

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

Luminary Group performs expert witness, consulting, valuations, and clearance services including infringement litigation, estate planning, taxation, 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.  Luminary Group excels in providing expert opinions pertaining to Right of Publicity litigation, appropriation, valuation, licensing customs and practices, unauthorized use of trademarks or a personality.

Luminary Group has provided expert opinions in matters involving Drake, Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS), 50 Cent, the Ramones, Uma Thurman and Lancôme Parfums, members of the 1985 Chicago Bears, Fremantle Media, Alexa Chung and the Real Real, Zooey Deschanel and Kohls / Steven Madden Ltd., Nikki Sixx and Vans, Inc. / Thrasher Magazine, Tara Reid, Digable Planets and Target, Franklin Mint and The Estate of Princess Diana / Manatt Phelps, The Estate of Duke Ellington and Baldwin Piano / Gibson Corp, Team Gordon and Fruit of the Loom, Gary Stevens and Southern States Coop., and Madeline Bemelmans and DIC Enterprises, among others.

Note:  Luminary Group represents clients who are the owners of the relevant 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.