Who Are Conan Doyle Estate Ltd?

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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, Professor Challenger, and many others.

We own United States copyrights in the works still under copyright protection in the U.S., and also own United States trademark and common law rights in the name and image of Sherlock Holmes and other of Sir Arthur’s characters.

In addition we can arrange to provide our unique trademark and seal of approval for contemporary 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.



Contact Our Agents

Conan Doyle Estate Ltd is represented by literary and licensing agents based in the UK and the US.


For enquiries about American rights:

Contact Jon Lellenberg
Hazelbaker & Lellenberg, 1501 Hinman Avenue #8B, Evanston, Illinois 60201


For British enquiries:

Contact Robert Kirby of United Agents

12-26 Lexington Street, London W1F 0LE



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