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  1. Legal news
    24 November 2016
    Esports betting: the UK Gambling Commission provides some insight and flexes its muscles
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2016/uk/esports-betting-the-uk-gambling-commission-provides-some-insight-and-flexes-its-muscles

    As the popularity of skin betting and other forms of gambling relating to esports continues to grow - and with one eye on the intervention of the Washington State Gambling Commission in respect of Valve's online ...

  2. Legal news
    29 August 2017
    The esports revolution: recognising and protecting the workforce
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2017/uk/the-esports-revolution-recognising-and-protecting-the-workforce

    The business of 'esports' – a collective term for organised, competitive video gaming undertaken on an increasingly professional basis – is booming, with global audiences, wide commercial engagement and global revenues ...

  3. Legal news
    28 June 2017
    Child protection and esports
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2017/uk/child-protection-and-esports

    Sport in the UK has recently been under the spotlight in relation to allegations of child abuse, in particular in the context of allegations of historical abuse. This has rightly served to highlight the critical ...

  4. Legal news
    05 May 2017
    Esports broadcasting – a difficult balance to strike
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2017/uk/esports-broadcasting-difficult-balance-to-strike

    Esports has a large, global and rapidly growing viewership. In December 2016, 43 million unique viewers tuned in to watch the League of Legends world finals.

  5. Legal news
    11 July 2017
    France is “stepping up its game” with the adoption of new esports regulatory rules
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2017/france/france-is-stepping-up-its-game-with-adoption-of-esports-regulatory-rules

    By two decrees adopted on 9 May 2017, France is materializing its regulatory framework applicable to eSports competitions and eSports labor contracts.

  6. Legal news
    06 October 2017
    Esports Sponsorship Deals: what to look out for
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2017/global/esports-sponsorship-deals-what-to-look-out-for

    Esports is a truly global phenomenon, with some analysts estimating worldwide viewership at approximately 300 million, potentially rising to 500 million by 2020.

  7. Legal news
    09 January 2018
    Part Two - Let the games begin: German IP law in the world of esports
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/germany/german-ip-law-in-the-world-of-esports-part-two

    The use of trade marks on in-game virtual products (e.g. manufacturer logos) is probably permissible in light of the principles established by the German Federal Court of Justice in the Opel-Blitz II decision.

  8. Legal news
    05 January 2018
    Part One - Let the games begin: German IP law in the world of esports
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/germany/german-ip-law-in-the-world-of-esports-part-one

    Growing numbers of viewers and rising profits are making esports increasingly interesting for event organizers, sports leagues, sponsors and with traditional sports clubs even establishing their own esports divisions.

  9. Legal news
    11 May 2018
    Esports: Exclusivity in an open ecosystem
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/uk/esports-exclusivity-in-an-open-ecosystem

    The continued growth of esports is seeing rights holders, licensees and fans searching for a new equilibrium between maintaining an open and collaborative esports ecosystem on the one hand; and seeking to innovate to ...