Sherlock Holmes (mystery, starring Ronald Howard)

    (Syndicated, 1954)

    [produced by Sheldon Reynolds, filmed and scored in France;

     Apparently producer Reynolds and his ex-wife Andrea Plunket 
     (who had European connections) gained access to the rights of 
     the name "Sherlock Holmes" in the 1950s. The story of how this
     happened is described on the Web Site of "The Sir Arthur Conan 
     Doyle Literary Estate" administered in the U.S. by ex-wife Plunket.
     An abstract of this information follows:

     On Oct. 30th, 1999 Andrea Plunket made a filing with the U.S. 
     Patent and Trademark office, to have the name "Sherlock Holmes"
     registered as a trademark. According to the Patent and Trademark 
     Office trademark text and image database, "a non-final action has 
     been mailed. The examining attorney sent a letter "requesting 
     additional information and/or making an initial refusal." 
     However, no final determination as to the registrability of 
     the mark has been made."

     Apparently Andrea Plunket (who divorced producer Reynolds in 1990)
     and helped him secure rights to the "Sherlock Holmes" name, then 
     sued him after their divorce and successfully won the right to 
     have Reynolds removed from any interest in this title. (Several 
     details about how they originally negotiated the rights, and 
     the subsequent court case is described on her web pages above.) 

     Mrs. Plunket is now a proprietor of The Guest House Bed and 
     Breakfast in Livingston Manor, New York.]

Theme 1: "Baker Street Sketches"

     Composer: Paul Jules Durand (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: Leeds Music Corp. (ASCAP)

     2000 Publisher: Universal/MCA Music Publishing (ASCAP),
                       a div. of Universal Studios, Inc.
                       of Los Angeles, CA
     Copyright Date: Nov. 30, 1954; EP  85 174.
     Renewal   Date: Nov.  5, 1982; RE-141-647.


Theme 2: "Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson Theme"

    [Above is title as listed in the 2001 ASCAP Ace Database; Credit
     for Ervin Drake writer & THEME credit for TV series listed in
     the ASCAP Biographical Dictionary of 1980; Title as filed for
     copyright aka: "Sherlock Holmes (Suite)"; The curriculum
     vitae for Polish-born writer Stanislas Syrewicz, says this
     was his first national film-TV scoring job.
     The 2001 ASCAP database mis-spelled the name "Stanisas"]

     Composers: Ervin M. Drake (ASCAP), and
                Stanislas Syrewicz (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: [not listed in the 1978 ASCAP Index
                      of performed compositions]

     2000 Publisher: Lindabet Music Corporation (ASCAP)
                        c/o The Songwriters' Guild
                        of Weehawken, NJ
     [Filed as "Sherlock Holmes (Suite)"]: 
     Copyright Date: Nov. 22, 1978; PAu-65-271.


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