Faber Publications

Faber Publications

Faber Publications

Published Works:


  • RightOfPublicity.com (leading online Right of Publicity resource) – Author, administrator, 2006 – present
  • Commercial Partnering with a Personality, ABA Entertainment Sports Lawyer, Vol. 37, No. 1, May 12, 2021
  • Discernment in Licensing and Enforcement, Licensing International Executive Voices, May 6, 2020
  • COVID-19 Series: Brave New World For Licensing, in Total Brand Licensing, April 14, 2020
  • Identifiability in Celebrity Licensing Litigation, in Total Brand Licensing (Licensing Show edition), 2019
  • Celebrity Licensing Continues Growing, in Total Brand Licensing (Licensing Show edition), 2018
  • Licensing Primer, LIMA eNews executive blog, May 2, 2017
  • View From the Trenches: Recent Right of Publicity Revelations, Savannah Law Review, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2016
  • Contributor and co-signor to SAG-AFTRA amicus filings O’Bannon v. NCAA, 2015
  • Experience Hendrix v. Hendrix Licensing, 2014, and Hart v. EA, 2012
  • California Copyright Conference, A Brief History of the Right of Publicity, conference/newsletter, November 2016
  • Orange County Bar Assoc. Ent., Sports Marketing conference, A Brief History of the Right of Publicity, October 2016
  • Albany Lobby Day, Licensing Journal 2012 article provided to legislators, May 2015
  • A Representation Contract in Time Saves Nine, in LIMA’s BottomLine, August 2013
  • Legislative Right of Publicity Efforts Could Be Instructive for North Carolina, NC Bar Assoc., June 2013
  • New Frontiers of Opportunity and Liability in Celebrity Licensing, in Licensing Journal, December 2012
  • Authored, testified in support of, and secured passage of Indiana’s current Right of Publicity statute, 2012
  • Licensing, Infringements and Acquisition, AIPLA Annual Conference Materials, January 2010
  • A Licensing Parable, Global License! Magazine, July, 2007
  • NFL in a Tough Spot, Indianapolis Business Journal, March, 2007
  • The Right of Publicity: Is it Right for Your Business?, The Counselor Magazine, January, 2007
  • Savvy Brand Management, Smart Business Magazine, October, 2006
  • Protecting, Valuing and Licensing the Famous, Indiana Lawyer, March 24, 2004
  • Star Struck, License! Magazine, June, 2003
  • Celebrity Licensing chapter in Licensing Deskbook: Legal Business Guide, Aspen Law Business, 2001
  • Indiana: A Celebrity Friendly Jurisdiction, Res Gestae (cover story), March, 2000
  • Canadian Culture in the Balance, Indiana International and Comparative Law Review, Vol. 8, No. 2, 1998

Representative Clients:

  • Vince Lombardi
  • Babe Ruth
  • Johnny Unitas
  • Jesse Owens
  • John Wooden
  • Honus Wagner
  • Major Taylor
  • Cy Young
  • Knute Rockne
  • Satchel Paige
  • Saturday Evening Post
  • Apollonia

Recent Speaking Engagements

  • March 8, 2022 Indiana University Maurer School of Law Guest Speaker, “Entertainment Law” class Recent Right of Publicity developments
  • February 16, 2022 North Central High School NCAA / college athletes panel discussion
  • December 8, 2021 St. Richard’s School Plagiarism and Intellectual Property 2021 Advisory Series
  • October 9, 2019 Indianapolis Bar Association Continuing Legal Education series Right of Publicity update
  • September 24, 2019 Indiana University Maurer School of Law Guest Speaker, “Entertainment Law” class Valuing the Right of Publicity
  • November 15, 2017 Indiana University Maurer School of Law Guest Speaker, “Entertainment Law” class Representing rights owners, valuations, infringement management
  • October 20, 2017 Columbia Law School Right of Publicity Roundtable—Invitation Only Leaders from academia, industry and private practice, as well as politicians involved in NY legislation who attended for the purpose of edification.
  • August 28, 2017 St. Richard’s School Plagiarism and Intellectual Property 2017 Advisory Series
  • November 9, 2016 Indiana University Maurer School of Law Guest Speaker, “Entertainment Law” class Right of Publicity trends, valuation, and manifestations
  • October 12, 2016 Indianapolis Bar Association Continuing Legal Education series Right of Publicity annual update
  • August 29, 2016 St. Richard’s Episcopal School Intellectual Property and Why It Matters to You 2016 Advisory Series
  • October 15, 2015 Indianapolis Bar Association Continuing Legal Education series Right of Publicity update
  • September 19, 2015 Savannah Law School Guest Speaker, The Rights of the Dead Panel The Walking Dead Colloquium
  • February 19, 2015 Indiana University Maurer School of Law Guest Speaker, “Entertainment Law” class Analysis of a Right of Publicity claim
  • June 11, 2013 Indiana Continuing Legal Education Foundation (ICLEF) Representing an Entertainment or Sports Client, Family or Estate
  • October 16, 2012 Technology and The Right of Publicity Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
  • June 15, 2011 California CPA Education Foundation’s Annual Entertainment Industry Conference Panelist on Branded-Monetizing and Protecting Your Celebrity
  • April 13, 2011 The Racing Attorney Conference (TRAC) Chair of Panel on Valuation, Entity Structuring and Investments
  • April 22, 2010 The Racing Attorney Conference (TRAC) Valuation, Entity Structuring and Investments
  • February 19, 2010 Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association (PIPLA) Monthly Speaker Series (CLE)
  • January 29, 2010 American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Intellectual Property Assets and Valuations in a Down Economy
  • April 15, 2009 The Racing Attorney Conference (TRAC) Valuation, Entity Structuring and Investments

Recent Media/Interviews

  • CNN Business Interview regarding Kobe Bryant’s death and issues facing the estate and CNN’s ongoing coverage of his passing January 22, 2020
  • Thomson Reuters Frida Kahlo’s Popularity Soars May 23, 2018 Interview on Frida Kahlo estate and Mattel “Inspiring Women” doll line
  • HBO VICE News Licensing a Political Figure August 3, 2017 Feature interview and assistance with research
  • Forbes The Branding of Dead Celebrities June 12, 2017 Feature interview
  • Huffington Post Delebrities Are Very Big Business June 2, 2017 Feature interview
  • BVR Resources A Face Need Not Be Famous For It To Have Value February 16, 2017 Cited expert authority
  • Primetime with Henry Shinn, tbs eFM 101.3MHz, South Korea March 25, 2015 Interview on whether South Korea should recognize Right of Publicity
  • Law 360 January 30, 2015 Interview re: Luminary Group and NCAA amicus filing in O’Bannon v. NCAA (Ninth Circuit)
  • BVR BVWire / Business Valuation Update February 19, 2014 | Issue #137-3 Interview on celebrity litigation and Right of Publicity legislation
  • Bloomberg BNA Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal Daily Report for Executives July 20, 2012 Feature interview re: Right of Publicity legislation
  • Variety June 22, 2012 Feature interview on hologram technology
  • WIBC Radio 93.1 Indianapolis First Airing June 21, 2012 Interview re: passage of Faber’s Indiana Right of Publicity legislation
  • Indiana Lawyer May 9, 2012 issue Feature interview on Tupac hologram, Right of Publicity
  • The Fix May 2, 2012 Interview regarding Kurt Cobain estate and legal rights
  • Indianapolis Business Journal February, 2011 issue Feature interview on Intellectual Property practice
  • Billboard Magazine February 10, 2011 issue Interviewed in relation to cover story on the business of Bob Marley
  • ABA Journal November, 2010 issue Profiled in cover story on Right of Publicity
  • Jazz Times Magazine November 2006 issue Interviewed in relation to cover story regarding branding of Jazz legends and recent developments regarding Miles Davis Estate.

Classes/Seminars Taught:

  • “Authors, Intellectual Property and Business”, WriteStuff Writer’s Seminar – April 2007
  • “Instant Replay: A Review of the Year in Sports”, Indianapolis Bar Association – December 2006
  • “The Business of Intellectual Property”, Butler University – November 2006
  • “Licensing in a Global Economy”, Ball State University – November 2006
  • “Branding”, Indiana University School of Law –Indianapolis, Sports and Entertainment Law Society Lecture Series – September 2006
  • The 14th Annual Conference on International Intellectual Property Law and Policy, Featured Panelist, Fordham University School of Law – April 2006
  • “Leveraging Inherent Intellectual Property Profits”, Licensing Executives Society (LES) – November 2004
  • “Creative Without Limits”, AdWeek Conference – September 2004
  • “Protecting, Valuing and Licensing Intellectual Property”, Indianapolis Bar Association – April 2004
  • Featured Lecturer, Franklin College Convocation – November 2003
  • “Stars and Jocks”, Indianapolis Bar Association – October 2003
  • “Roundtable on Clash Between Right of Publicity and First Amendment”, American Bar Association, IP Litigation Committee – September 2003
  • “Midwest Intellectual Property Symposium”, ICLEF, Faculty Presenter – September 2001