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CartoonIn the EC, the entire work of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle enjoys copyright protection until 31 December 2000. After that date, a number of characters created by the author will enjoy trademark protection.

In the US, the Sony Bono Copyright Extension Act of 1997 (105th Congress, 1st Session H.R. 604 ) has extended the renewal term of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's works among others for an additional 20 years. This means that all works published after December 31, 1922 are protected for 95 years following the date of publication. For further information see http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c105:HR.604

The characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: Sherlock Holmes, Doctor Watson, Mrs. Hudson, Professor Challenger, Brigadier Gerard and the Hound of the Baskervilles among others are trademarked by the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Literary Estate.

Use of any character or any book not in the public domain for any purpose whatsoever is prohibited without a license from the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Literary Estate.


To apply for a license contact:

In the UK and Europe:


Jonathan Clowes Ltd.
Licensing Agents
10 Iron Bridge House
Bridge Approach
London NW1 8BD

Tel: +44 (0)20 77 22 76 74
 

In the US and the rest of the world:


Mrs. Andrea Plunket
Administrator
The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Literary Estate
408 Debruce Road
Livingston Manor
New York 12758

Email: legalUS@actualsolutions.co.uk
Tel: +1 845 439 4000
Fax: +1 845 439 3344

For any legal queries regarding the copyrights and trademarks of the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Literary Estate please contact:

In the UK:

Dr. Caroline McCarthy
77 Beak Street
London W1F 9DB


Email: legaluk@actualsolutions.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7691 7974
Fax: +44 (0)20 7691 7974
 

In the US:


Mrs. Andrea Plunket
Administrator
The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Literary Estate
408 Debruce Road
Livingston Manor
New York 12758

Email: legalUS@actualsolutions.co.uk
Tel: +1 845 439 4000
Fax: +1 845 439 3344

These will be forwarded to the Law Firms in Europe, New York or Washington who represent the ACD Literary Estate.

Alternatively, if you have any further queries, please use our enquiry form.


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