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. Using personal data after Brexit
  3. Trade mark forms and fees
  4. Non-disclosure agreements
  5. IP and Brexit: the facts
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News and communications

  1. Tobii AB / Smartbox Assistive Technology Limited and Sensory Software International Ltd merger inquiry
  2. Digital competition expert panel recommendations: CMA view
  3. GCA Annual Conference
  4. TopCashback / Quidco merger inquiry
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Research and statistics

  1. Offshore automatic enrolment into workplace pensions: RPC Opinion
  2. Section 19 & 22 Permits for Road Passenger Transport: RPC Opinion
  3. Continuity in interoperability after exiting EU: RPC Opinion
  4. Vulnerable safeguard tariff: RPC Opinion
  5. Extension of MiFID II product governance provisions: RPC Opinion
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. CA98 penalties guidance 'no deal' update
  2. Effects of a 'no deal' EU Exit on the functions of the CMA
  3. River basin planning: working together
  4. Digital Competition Expert Panel: call for evidence
  5. UK-China Cooperation on Intellectual Property
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. IPO payments: 2019
  2. Regulatory Policy Committee meeting minutes December 2016
  3. Regulatory Policy Committee meeting minutes February 2016
  4. Regulatory Policy Committee meeting minutes May 2016
  5. Regulatory Policy Committee meeting minutes June 2016
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