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. How to classify trade marks
  5. Flood risk activities: environmental permits
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News and communications

  1. Anschutz Entertainment Group, Inc / Onex Corporation / Wildlife Holdings Inc merger inquiry
  2. AstenJohnson Holdings Ltd / Heimbach GmbH merger inquiry
  3. Tadano Limited / Terex Corporation merger inquiry
  4. Northumbrian Water to pay £1.179 million for environment offences
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Research and statistics

  1. Small Passenger Ship Bridge Visibility RPC Opinion
  2. Understanding past merger remedies
  3. Intellectual Property Office – Research at IPO
  4. Artificial Intelligence - a worldwide overview of AI patents
  5. Music 2025: the music data dilemma
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Online Harms White Paper
  2. Groceries Code Adjudicator: statutory review, 2016 to 2019
  3. Smart data: putting consumers in control of their data and enabling innovation
  4. How GAD examines and advises on pension costs
  5. Regulation for the Fourth Industrial Revolution
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Energy Act 2013 (Part 3): annual report, 2018 to 2019
  2. 2018 to 2019: GCA Annual Report and Accounts
  3. PCA budget for investigations
  4. RPC Gifts and Hospitality Register
  5. RPC Register of Interests
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