Jonathan Faber is the Founder, Managing Partner and General Counsel of Luminary Group LLC. Jonathan is a leader in the licensing industry and a recognized expert in the field of licensing, valuations, and the Right of Publicity. Jonathan has worked on behalf of all types of intellectual property owners and has collaborated with countless entities operating within the licensing sector such as manufacturers, advertising agencies, music publishers, and media companies. He has served as an expert witness in litigation throughout the United States involving parties such as Drake, 50 Cent, Uma Thurman and Lancome, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Checkers/Rallys, Fruit of the Loom, animated character Madeline, Grammy-Award winning group Digable Planets and Target, Zooey Deschanel, Nikki Sixx and Vans.
Jonathan also is an attorney with McNeely Stephenson. Prior to Luminary Group and McNeely Stephenson, Jonathan was a partner at Sommer Barnard (now Taft), and he served for almost ten years with CMG Worldwide, where he was President of CMG. Before CMG, Jonathan worked for a joint venture between Atlantic Records and Time Warner, where he participated in projects involving the Looney Tunes characters.
Jonathan is the professor and creator of The Right of Publicity at Indiana University School of Law–Indianapolis. He also has taught Licensing Intellectual Property at the Maurer School of Law—IU Bloomington. He is a frequent guest speaker at events, programs and legal symposiums throughout the country, as well as providing interviews and commentary for various media outlets and programming such as HBO Vice, Variety, ESPN, Thomson Reuters, and the BBC. Jonathan was a key speaker at the American Intellectual Property Law Association’s (AIPLA) annual symposium and the California CPA’s annual conference. He also is a frequent contributor to business and licensing publications, such as Total Brand Licensing, LIMA, License! Magazine. He has been quoted or profiled in Billboard, the Hollywood Reporter, Forbes, AdWeek, and the ABA’s national magazine, the ABA Journal.
Jonathan also has been a contributor to various state legislatures considering Right of Publicity legislation. Jonathan is the creator and administrator of www.RightOfPublicity.com, the leading online resource for the Right of Publicity.
Pete Enfield is President of Luminary Group LLC. Pete brings over 20 years experience to Luminary Group, its clients, and its expert witness engagements. Pete has worked with some of the greatest sports, entertainment, music, historical and corporate personalities and trademarks for domestic and international merchandising, advertising and promotional programs. Noted properties include Babe Ruth, Vince Lombardi, Johnny Unitas, Cy Young, Satchel Paige, Jesse Owens, and Sam Snead, to name a few.
Pete’s focused approach has resulted in thousands of merchandise and advertising deals for his clients, including with USAA, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Major League Baseball, the National Football League, Mercedes Benz, Coors Light, Chevrolet, Visa, Absolut Vodka, Citibank, DHL, Topps, Nike and adidas. Prior to Luminary Group, Pete served as Senior Vice President of CMG for nearly 14 years.