Doyle Estate Can’t Get High Court Stay In Sherlock Appeal

Law360, New York (July 17, 2014, 5:14 PM EDT) -- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan on Thursday denied a bid by the estate of Arthur Conan Doyle to stay a Seventh Circuit decision cutting back its copyright on the iconic Sherlock Holmes character, leaving that decision in force as the estate pursues a high court appeal.

The Doyle estate had sought a delay of the Seventh Circuit’s June 16 decision, which held that the Holmes character was mostly in the public domain, as it filed a petition for a writ of certiorari.

Justice Kagan, in...
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Case Information

Case Title

Leslie Klinger v. Conan Doyle Estate, Ltd.

Case Number



Appellate - 7th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3890 Other Statutory Actions

Date Filed

January 22, 2014

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