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. CE marking
  4. Non-disclosure agreements
  5. How to classify trade marks
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News and communications

  1. First Rail Holdings & Trenitalia UK / West Coast Partnership Rail Franchise
  2. Prosafe SE / Floatel International Limited merger inquiry
  3. The Copyright Tribunal is moving its London office
  4. McGraw-Hill Education / Cengage Learning Holdings merger inquiry
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Research and statistics

  1. BEIS Public Attitudes Tracker: Wave 31
  2. Facts and figures: patent, trade mark, design and hearing data: 2018
  3. European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill: RPC opinion
  4. Designing self- and co-regulation initiatives: best practice - a literature review
  5. Business regulation: understanding business perceptions and behaviour
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Energy Company Obligation (ECO3): improving consumer protection
  2. Proposals to align 9 Directives with the New Legislative Framework
  3. Reforming the energy industry codes
  4. Traffic Commissioners strategic objectives for 2019 to 2021
  5. Energy network codes review
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Business impact target (BIT): report 2017 to 2019
  2. Better regulation: annual report 2018 to 2019
  3. Intellectual Property Office: structure chart
  4. Geological disposal: scrutiny of RWM's work - annual reports
  5. Traffic Commissioners: annual report 2018 to 2019
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