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. Placing manufactured goods on the UK market after Brexit
  4. Prepare to use the UKCA mark after Brexit
  5. Using personal data in your business or organisation if there’s no Brexit deal
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News and communications

  1. Advent International / Cobham merger inquiry
  2. Government responds to the proposed acquisition of Cobham plc by Advent International
  3. Connect Bidco / Inmarsat merger inquiry
  4. Prosafe SE / Floatel International Limited merger inquiry
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Research and statistics

  1. Amending allergen provisions for food prepacked: RPC Opinion
  2. Facts and figures: patent, trade mark, design and hearing data: 2018
  3. Food and feed law: legislation review (April - June 2019)
  4. Advising on Pension Transfers (CP17/16, PS18/6) 2/2: RPC Opinion
  5. PIR EU 3rd Directive driving licence RPC Opinion - DVSA
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Reforming the energy industry codes
  2. Energy Company Obligation (ECO3): improving consumer protection
  3. Modernising consumer markets: green paper
  4. Statutory audit services: initial consultation on the Competition and Markets Authority recommendations
  5. Energy network codes review
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Merger inquiry outcome statistics
  2. RPC Register of Interests, February 2018
  3. RPC Register of Interests, June 2019
  4. RPC Register of Interests, May 2019
  5. RPC Register of Interests, September 2019
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