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  1. Legal news
    27 August 2019
    Four lessons from the ASA’s first bans on sexist ads
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/four-lessons-from-the-asas-first-bans-on-sexist-ads

    The banning of two ads by the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), in the first ever rulings to rely on a new code against perpetuating harmful gender stereotypes, has been met with surprise and criticism from ...

  2. Legal news
    05 November 2019
    The Online Harms White Paper: MediaWrites talks to Ben Greenstone
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/the-online-harms-white-paper-mediawrites-talks-to-ben-greenstone

    Ben Greenstone of Taso Advisory talks to MediaWrites about the Online Harms White Paper: how can the Government respond to the criticisms, will it survive under a new administration, and what should tech companies be ...

  3. Legal news
    06 June 2019
    Blockchain, smart contracts and esports: a match-winning formula?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/blockchain-smart-contracts-and-esports-a-match-winning-formula

    From relatively obscure origins, the advent of cryptocurrency has fuelled a blockchain (or, less catchy, “distributed ledger technology”) boom in recent years. This is evident in the incredible rise in the value of ...

  4. Legal news
    13 November 2020
    IPO seeks views on AI and IP
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/ipo-seeks-views-on-ai-and-ip

    On 7 September 2020, the UK Intellectual Property Office launched a call for views on the relationship between Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property policy.

  5. Legal news
    05 May 2020
    Gambling Act Review: Base it on the Evidence
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/gambling-act-review-base-it-on-the-evidence

    Andy Danson discusses a planned review of the UK's Gambling Act and what this could mean for players and operators.

  6. Legal news
    13 November 2020
    UK Gambling Commission launches call for evidence on remote customer interaction and affordability
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/uk-gambling-commission-launches-call-for-evidence-on-remote-customer-interaction-and-affordability

    Recent Parliamentary scrutiny of the affordability of gambling for vulnerable customers has led to the Gambling Commission opening a consultation on that same subject last week.

  7. Legal news
    23 December 2020
    Online Harms in the UK: Significant new obligations for online companies and fines of up to 10% of annual global turnover for breach
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/online-harms-in-the-uk-significant-new-obligations-for-online-companies-and-fines-of-up-to

    Yesterday the UK government published its long-anticipated final response to the Online Harms White Paper. Partner Bryony Hurst and Associate Theo Rees-Bidder set out the headline points, and what we can expect next.

  8. Legal news
    29 April 2020
    A Skykick in the Teeth - Arnold LJ holds Sky's Trade Marks applied for in bad faith
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/a-skykick-in-the-teeth---arnold-lj-holds-sky's-trade-marks-applied-for-in-bad-faith

    Today Lord Justice Arnold handed down Judgment in the important case of Sky v Skykick. The Judgment applies the CJEU's decision of January 2020 discussed in our article here.