Business regulation


  1. Search for a trade mark

    Look up a trade mark to see if something identical or similar to your brand is already registered

  2. Check if a vehicle, part or accessory has been recalled

    Check if a vehicle model, part or accessory has been recalled because of a fault in how it was made

  3. Contracts Finder

    Use Contracts Finder to find out about current contract opportunities with the government and its agencies

  4. Find your local Trading Standards office

    Find a Trading Standards office to complain about illegal sales activity or to get business advice about trading legally

  5. Apply to register a trade mark

    Protect your brand by registering it as a trade mark - how to apply, fees, responding to objections to your trade mark, using the ® symbol

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Alcohol licensing
  2. Trade mark forms and fees
  3. Non-disclosure agreements
  4. Product safety for manufacturers
  5. Gas meter readings and bill calculation
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News and communications

  1. Ausurus Group/Metal & Waste Recycling merger inquiry
  2. 1 January 2019: Update to the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) fees
  3. PayPal Holdings, Inc / iZettle AB merger inquiry
  4. Motor Fuel Group (MFG) / MRH merger inquiry
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Research and statistics

  1. Alcohol and late night refreshment licensing England and Wales 31 March 2018
  2. UK businesses’ understanding of competition law
  3. Searching and switching in retail banking
  4. Estimating diversion ratios in hospital mergers
  5. Pricing algorithms research, collusion and personalised pricing
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Pubs Code Consultation: Accounting for duty paid on alcohol and volumes of unsaleable draught products
  2. Airside alcohol licensing at international airports in England and Wales: call for evidence
  3. Digital Competition Expert Panel: Call For Evidence
  4. Small scale DAB licensing consultation
  5. Consultation on the use of a Legislative Reform Order to reform the administration of the Horserace Betting Levy
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Merger inquiry outcome statistics
  2. IPO diversity and inclusion report for 2017-2018
  3. IPO payments: 2018
  4. CMA board meeting minutes: 12 September 2018
  5. Pubs Code Adjudicator Levy Funding Policy 2018/19
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