Business regulation


  • Search for a trade mark

    Look up a trade mark to see if something identical or similar to your brand is already registered

  • Contracts Finder

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Search for a patent

    Find registered patents, patent applications and pending patents

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Guidance and regulation

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News and communications

  1. CMA sets out scope of Sainsbury’s / Asda merger investigation
  2. J Sainsbury PLC / Asda Group Ltd merger inquiry
  3. Leading tech companies support code to strengthen security of internet-connected devices
  4. Nielsen / Ebiquity merger inquiry
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Policy papers and consultations

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