A federal curt found that Marilyn Monroe was a New Yorker when she died in 1962. This means her estate which has earned more than 30 million dollars licensing her image can not control the licensing. Product makers may be free to use her image without paying licensing fees to her estate because of a difference between California and New York state laws.
Marilyn Monroe LLC plans to appeal the ruling. If you license your image, it may be important to look at the laws of your state to determine what rights your estate will have. If you have questions about licensing in your state you should Contact a Florida Estate Planning Lawyer to discuss the effects of your domicile on your future heirs.