Arthur and his brother Innes

Conan Doyle Estate

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 and Professor Challenger. We can also provide our unique seal of approval for new 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.

Interested in working with us, or want to know more? Find out more about what we do.


“I hear of Sherlock everywhere,” declares the detective’s brother, Mycroft Holmes, in The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter. Remarkably enough, these words still ring true today…

Read More of Arthur’s Biography


From time to time parties unrelated to the Conan Doyle family have claimed to own literary or other rights in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s work, including Sherlock Holmes…

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Latest News

Conan Doyle Estate Ltd., Miramax, LLC, Roadside Attractions, and Bill Condon announce that the lawsuit filed by Conan Doyle Estate Ltd. against….

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International Exhibition

The Sherlock Holmes forensic sciences exhibition, four years in the making, which some of you heard previewed a year ago at the Newberry Library’s Conan Doyle symposium in Chicago..

About The International Exhibition

Moving Picture

Conan Doyle Estate Ltd has recently endorsed three new film and TV projects: Warner Bros’ Sherlock Holmes movies, the BBC’s Sherlock and CBS’ Elementary.

Sherlock Holmes Movies and TV series

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