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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
    06 June 2019
    Bird & Bird advises Gulf Islamic Investments on the approximately £140 million acquisition of one of the most prominent office and retail buildings in central Birmingham
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/bird-and-bird-advises-gulf-islamic-investments-on-acquisition-of-office-and-retail-buildings

    International law firm Bird & Bird advises Gulf Islamic Investments on the approximately £140 million acquisition of one of the most prominent office and retail buildings in central Birmingham, Priory Court and The ...

  3. Legal news
    06 August 2019
    Artificial creativity—is the IP system ready for robot inventors?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/artificial-creativity-is-the-ip-system-ready-for-robot

    According to current UK patent law, if AI was to invent something, would the creator of the AI be able to patent it? Who would be the inventor and to whom would the invention belong?

  4. Legal news
    23 April 2020
    COVID-19 update: UKIPO maintains extensions of deadlines until further notice
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/covid-19-update-ukipo-maintains-extensions-of-deadlines-until-further-notice

    After carrying out a review on 17 April 2020, the UKIPO has updated their guidance and maintained the extension of trade mark deadlines until further notice.

  5. Legal news
    16 November 2020
    Proposed new UK foreign investment and listing restrictions
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/proposed-new-uk-foreign-investment-and-listing-restrictions

    Last week, the UK Government published new proposals designed to restrict foreign investment in the UK and to potentially block securities listings on UK public markets, in each case on grounds of national security.

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...