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. Get help and support for your business

    Get business support and advice over the phone and online - setting up and running a business

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Alcohol licensing
  2. Package holidays: your consumer rights after Brexit
  3. Trade mark forms and fees
  4. Non-disclosure agreements
  5. Gas meter readings and bill calculation
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News and communications

  1. TopCashback / Quidco merger inquiry
  2. Trade marks: delays to notification emails
  3. Secondary ticketing websites
  4. Open letter to secondary ticketing website operators
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Research and statistics

  1. UK REACH: RPC Opinion
  2. Natural England's NQRP summary: RPC Opinion
  3. APHA non-qualifying regulatory provision summary: RPC Opinion
  4. Restriction of Hazardous Substances Regulations 2012: RPC Opinion
  5. VMD’s non-qualifying regulatory provision summary: RPC Opinion
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Draft guidance on requests for internal documents in merger investigations
  2. Proposed review of the Energy Market Investigation Order 2016
  3. Assessing and scoring environmental permit compliance
  4. Consumer prepayments on retailer insolvency: government response to the Law Commission report
  5. Energy network codes review
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. IPO payments: 2018
  2. IPO customer service standards
  3. Product safety: market surveillance, plans for 2018 to 2019
  4. IPO gender pay gap 2018
  5. CMA board meeting minutes: 20 November 2018
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