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 developed in later, still protected books.
According to the estate, that meant new stories featuring...
Stay ahead of the curve
In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.
Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!