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. Ecolab Inc / The Holchem Group Limited merger inquiry
  2. Connect Bidco / Inmarsat merger inquiry
  3. Tobii AB / Smartbox Assistive Technology Limited and Sensory Software International Ltd merger inquiry
  4. Anschutz Entertainment Group, Inc / Onex Corporation / Wildlife Holdings Inc merger inquiry
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Research and statistics

  1. Electrical engineering standards: independent review
  2. Energy, goods and services used by UK businesses: 2017
  3. The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018: July 2018 to March 2019 review
  4. Landscape summaries commissioned by the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation
  5. Interim reports from the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Energy Company Obligation (ECO3): improving consumer protection
  2. Reforming the energy industry codes
  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. Regulatory Policy Committee - Business Plan 2019-2020
  2. Board meeting agendas and minutes
  3. PCA Annual Report and Accounts 01 April 2018 to 31 March 2019
  4. Correspondence and meeting notes
  5. PCA budget for investigations
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