Holmes Writer Wants Attys' Fees After 'Quixotic' Appeal

Law360, New York (July 2, 2014, 5:50 PM EDT) -- About two weeks after the Seventh Circuit decisively rejected a creative bid by the Arthur Conan Doyle estate to extend its control over the character of Sherlock Holmes, the modern-day author who brought the case asked Tuesday to have his legal fees paid.

Author Leslie Klinger wants attorneys' fees for having to fight the Conan Doyle estate's novel copyright argument: that even though most of the Holmes stories are in the public domain, the famed detective himself was still under copyright because certain character traits were...
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Case Title

Leslie Klinger v. Conan Doyle Estate, Ltd.


Case Number

14-1128

Court

Appellate - 7th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3890 Other Statutory Actions

Date Filed

January 22, 2014

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