The Secretary of State is responsible for filing claims as successor in interest of deceased personalities. This is not a mandatory filing, however Civil Code Section 3344.1 requires any person claiming to be successor-in-interest to the rights of a deceased personality under Section 3344.1 register the claim with the Secretary of State's Office.
The registry of successor-in-interest claims filed with this office contains the celebrity name, date of death, the name and address of the claimant and the interest claimed.
Fees and instructions for requesting information relating to a successor-in-interest of record are included on the Special Filings Records Order Form (pdf ~100KB).
Enter the celebrity name and/or the legal name. This name entered can be a full or partial name in either upper or lower case letters. You may also enter only one letter and the search will match every record that contains that letter. Example: Search for the letter "A" in the name and almost all records will be returned. "All" may also be entered and a listing of all records will be returned. The request must be made in English and the results will be returned in English.