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. 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

  5. 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

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Alcohol licensing
  2. Trade mark forms and fees
  3. Package holidays: your consumer rights after Brexit
  4. Non-disclosure agreements
  5. Using personal data after Brexit
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News and communications

  1. Sainsbury’s / Asda merger could push up prices and reduce quality
  2. Designs hearing decision O/095/19
  3. Review of the Energy Market Investigation (Prepayment Charge Restriction) Order 2016
  4. Rentokil Initial plc / MPCL Limited (formerly Mitie Pest Control Limited) merger inquiry
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Research and statistics

  1. Bank Creditor Hierarchy Directive: RPC Opinion
  2. The Prospectus Regulations 2018: RPC Opinion
  3. Package Travel Directive 2015: RPC Opinion
  4. Technical Guidance on Age Discrimination: RPC Opinion
  5. Women on Boards: RPC Opinion
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Review of Private Patient Unit (PPU) arrangements
  2. Review of limited partnership law: call for evidence
  3. Transmission licence exemption order for offshore generators
  4. Effects of a 'no deal' EU Exit on the functions of the CMA
  5. Draft guidance on requests for internal documents in merger investigations
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. CMA board meeting minutes: 16 January 2019
  2. Competition law warning and advisory letters register
  3. Competition and Markets Authority annual plan 2019 to 2020
  4. Merger inquiry outcome statistics
  5. CMA board meeting minutes: 12 December 2018
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