Arthur and his brother Innes

Think you know Sir Arthur Conan Doyle?

Can you help tell the story behind this treasured family photograph?

New Sherlock Holmes Projects: Movies and TV

We have recently licensed three new projects, including the brand new Elementary series.

‘Dangerous Work’: Diary of an Arctic Adventure

Conan Doyle’s diary of his trip aboard the Arctic whaler Hope is to be published for the first time.

Copyright of Sherlock Holmes and other works

Facts about ownership of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's work, including Sherlock Holmes.

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Copyright of Sherlock Holmes and other works

Facts about ownership of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's work, including Sherlock Holmes.

Conan Doyle Estate

Conan Doyle Estate Ltd is owned by the Arthur Conan Doyle family.

We manage the literary, merchandising, and advertising rights in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s works and characters, including Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson and Professor Challenger. We can also provide our unique seal of approval for new projects.

Although other persons claim ownership of rights relating to Sherlock Holmes, only Conan Doyle Estate Ltd. is associated with the family of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Interested in working with us, or want to know more? Find out more about what we do.


Biography

“I hear of Sherlock everywhere,” declares the detective’s brother, Mycroft Holmes, in The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter.  Remarkably enough, these words still ring true today…

Read More of Arthur’s Biography

Copyright

From time to time parties unrelated to the Conan Doyle family have claimed to own literary or other rights in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s work, including Sherlock Holmes…

Read More about Copyright

Latest News

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that part of Sherlock Holmes’s character is in the public domain—but the complete Holmes character is still protected by copyright….

Read the Latest News


International Exhibition

The Sherlock Holmes forensic sciences exhibition, four years in the making, which some of you heard previewed a year ago at the Newberry Library’s Conan Doyle symposium in Chicago..

About The International Exhibition

Moving Picture

Conan Doyle Estate Ltd has recently endorsed three new film and TV projects: Warner Bros’ Sherlock Holmes movies, the BBC’s Sherlock and CBS’ Elementary.

Sherlock Holmes Movies and TV series


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