Sherlock Holmes

  • Update: Holmes estate must pay up

    Now the U.S. Court of Appeal has ruled that the Doyle estate must pay Klinger over $30,000 to reimburse “disreputable” fees that it had charged.

  • Roundup: Intellectual Property

    In recent IP news, there has been trouble for singer Katy Perry as well as the NFL’s Washington Redskins. While Perry is being sued for copyright infringement, the Redskins’s trademark has been cancelled. Meanwhile, a new bill in the House of Representatives is trying to limit the amount of abusive...

  • Sherlock in the public domain? Elementary… or not…

    The estate of the late author contends that, since the later stories do a great deal to flesh out the Holmes character, the copyright protection should extend until the last Holmes story enters the public domain (sometime in 2022). This would have essentially extended copyright protection over the character to...

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