Jonathan L. Faber

Jonathan L. Faber


Jonathan Faber focuses his practice on intellectual property and licensing. In addition to working with McNeelyLaw, Jonathan is the founder and managing partner of an industry-leading rights representation company, Luminary Group LLC. He has represented hundreds of the most iconic celebrities of all time in advertising campaigns, merchandising programs, and countless other transactions with worldwide brands and entities such as Adidas, Mercedes-Benz, the NFL, MLB, ESPN, Moet Hennessy, prominent ad agencies, and other projects like movies, Broadway, and documentaries.

Jonathan is a frequent valuation expert in litigation throughout the country involving celebrities, brands, estate taxation, and disputes over right of publicity infringement and appropriation, including matters with Drake, Nikki Sixx, Zooey Deschanel Kohls, Uma Thurman Lancôme, and Shaun White Oakley. Jonathan has advised hospitals, schools, breweries, casinos, start-ups, publishing companies, and celebrities in developing trademark and other intellectual property strategies.

Jonathan is the professor of The Right of Publicity course at McKinney School of Law, and has taught Licensing Intellectual Property at Maurer School of Law. Jonathan is a frequent speaker and author on licensing and intellectual property. His work has been cited in law reviews, briefs, online resources, and valuation publications. He was an invited speaker at a Columbia Law School program for legislators considering critical right of publicity legislation in New York.

He has been consulted by media outlets like Reuters, HBO Vice News, CNN, Hollywood Reporter, AdWeek, Variety, License Magazine, and Billboard, among others. He is also the administrator of the leading online resource for the right of publicity, at www.RightOfPublicity.com.


  • J.D., Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Publishing Institute, University of Denver, Denver, Colorado (graduate program)
  • B.A., Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio (magna cum laude)

Bar Admissions

  • 1999 Indiana

Courts of Practice

  • U.S. District Court – Southern District of Indiana


  • American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP)
  • IBA Sports & Entertainment Law, Executive Committee
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Licensing International
  • National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS), Voting Member

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