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. Get help and support for your business

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

  3. 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

  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. Contracts Finder

    Use Contracts Finder to find out about current contract opportunities with the government and its agencies

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Alcohol licensing
  2. State aid
  3. Trade mark forms and fees
  4. Coronavirus (COVID-19): CMA statement on consumer protection law in relation to cancellations and refunds complaints
  5. Changes to Employment Allowance
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News and communications

  1. TVS Europe Distribution Limited / 3G Truck & Trailer Parts merger inquiry
  2. Investment consultants market investigation
  3. Bauer Media Group merger inquiry
  4. Nortriptyline investigation: anti-competitive agreement and conduct
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Research and statistics

  1. Facts and figures: patent, trade mark, design and hearing data 2019
  2. Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill: RPC opinion
  3. Proposal to ban the sale and supply of plastic drink stirrers in England: RPC opinion
  4. Proposal to ban the sale and supply of plastic-stemmed cotton buds in England: RPC opinion
  5. CMA coronavirus taskforce update: 21 May 2020
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Capacity Market: proposal to relax the rules temporarily in response to COVID-19
  2. Procedure for dealing with requests to carry out the test in Schedule 4 to the Groceries Market Investigation (Controlled Land) Order 2010
  3. Implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: May 2020 update
  4. Online advertising - call for evidence
  5. Explanatory framework for adequacy discussions
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Regulatory Policy Committee: minutes March 2020
  2. RPC Register of Interests, May 2020
  3. CMA and HFEA memorandum of understanding
  4. Merger inquiry outcome statistics
  5. Board meeting agendas and minutes
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