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. Using personal data in your business or organisation if there’s no Brexit deal
  2. Selling services to the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein after Brexit
  3. Alcohol licensing
  4. Prepare to use the UKCA mark after Brexit
  5. Trade mark forms and fees
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News and communications

  1. Rentokil Initial plc / MPCL Limited (formerly Mitie Pest Control Limited) merger inquiry
  2. Sabre / Farelogix merger inquiry
  3. Anschutz Entertainment Group, Inc / Onex Corporation / Wildlife Holdings Inc merger inquiry
  4. Stonegate Pub Company / Ei Group plc merger inquiry
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Research and statistics

  1. Gender profiles in worldwide patenting: An analysis of female inventorship (2019 edition)
  2. Amending allergen provisions for food prepacked: RPC Opinion
  3. Facts and figures: patent, trade mark, design and hearing data: 2018
  4. Food and feed law: legislation review (April - June 2019)
  5. Advising on Pension Transfers (CP17/16, PS18/6) 2/2: RPC Opinion
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Proposals to align 9 Directives with the New Legislative Framework
  2. Reforming the energy industry codes
  3. Energy Company Obligation (ECO3): improving consumer protection
  4. Modernising consumer markets: green paper
  5. Energy network codes review
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Office for Product Safety and Standards Delivery Report
  2. Merger inquiry outcome statistics
  3. IPO customer service standards
  4. Packaging producer responsibility monitoring 2018
  5. IPO payments: 2019
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