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  1. Legal news
    05 November 2019
    Electronic Cigarettes: Where does the UK Stand amid the International Backlash?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/electronic-cigarettes-where-does-the-uk-stand-amid-the-international-backlash

    In recent months, the safety and regulation of electronic cigarettes (commonly known as "e-cigarettes" or "vapes") has come under public scrutiny internationally by governments and the media following a series of ...

  2. Legal news
    27 June 2018
    Moratorium on the granting of licenses for touristic uses in Madrid
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/spain/moratorium-on-the-granting-of-licenses-for-touristic-uses-in-madrid

    According to the opinion of the Town Hall of Madrid, governed by the left-wing and populist party "Podemos", the definition of "apartments for touristic use" involves those apartments that are allocated to tourist use ...

  3. Legal news
    15 May 2018
    Making your Markle: Royal emblems and souvenirs
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/uk/making-your-markle-royal-emblems-and-souvenirs

    There is no better way to celebrate the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle though there are several legal obstacles for souvenir manufacturers and retailers to circumnavigate.

  4. Legal news
    28 February 2020
    Food Standards Agency Update: Clarity or Calamity for CBD Food Businesses?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/food-standards-agency-update-clarity-or-calamity-for-cbd-food-businesses

    On 13 February the Food Standards Agency ("FSA"), which regulates food and food businesses in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, announced that extracts of cannabidiol ("CBD"), contained in any edible products, must ...

  5. Legal news
    29 April 2020
    UK: Regulatory Guidance for Retail Businesses Manufacturing and Supplying Personal Protection Products during COVID-19
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/uk-regulatory-guidance-for-retail-businesses-manufacturing-and-supplying

    Retail businesses across the world are repurposing their production lines in an effort to address the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) and hand sanitiser, which are crucial to the fight against COVID-19. ...

  6. Legal news
    07 July 2020
    Sustainability in the supply chain
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/sustainability-in-the-supply-chain

    Sustainability is undeniably a hot topic in the retail and consumer sector, and this is especially pervasive in the supply chain space. It is also a hugely broad term which covers a span of environmental, social and ...

  7. Legal news
    28 November 2019
    Regulatory developments on e-cigarettes in the UAE
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uae/regulatory-developments-on-ecigarettes-in-the-uae

    The Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology ("ESMA") issued a new set of standards, which came into effect from mid-April 2019, legalising the sale and use of electronic smoking devices.

  8. Legal news
    18 July 2019
    Counterfeit Mobile Devices – More Than Just a Security Risk
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uae/counterfeit-mobile-devices-more-than-just-a-security-risk

    A recent study conducted by the EU’s Intellectual Property Office (EU IPO), said that 180 million fake mobile phones are sold globally per annum (www.euipo.europa.eu – "The Economic Cost of IPR Infringement in the ...

  9. Legal news
    30 April 2019
    New legislation on the limitation period for consumer credit claims in Slovakia
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/slovakia/new-legislation-on-the-limitation-period-for-consumer-credit-claims-in-slovakia

    In February 2018 the Constitutional Court of Slovak Republic ("CCSP") ruled that s.5b of the Consumer Protection Act is unconstitutional.

  10. Legal news
    10 October 2019
    Franchising in the Netherlands; legislation up ahead
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/netherlands/franchising-in-the-netherlands

    At present, no franchising-specific laws exist in the Netherlands. However, draft legislation is upcoming and expected to be presented to Parliament this quarter. We outline the current draft proposal and points to be ...