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. Non-disclosure agreements
  4. How to classify trade marks
  5. Food labelling: giving food information to consumers
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News and communications

  1. CMA letter to Santander on breaches of the Retail Banking Order
  2. Bottomline Technologies (de), Inc / Experian Limited merger inquiry
  3. J Sainsbury PLC / Asda Group Ltd merger inquiry
  4. Trade mark disputes: unpaid costs orders
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Research and statistics

  1. BEIS Public Attitudes Tracker: Wave 29
  2. EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EUVTFA): RPC Opinion
  3. Alcohol and late night refreshment licensing England and Wales 31 March 2018
  4. Direct/indirect impacts of regulation research report, April 2015
  5. UK Space Agency - NQRP summary (2017-2018): RPC Opinion
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Interim measures in merger investigations
  2. Interim measures
  3. Consultation on regulatory proposals on consumer IoT security
  4. Airline Insolvency Review final report
  5. The Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation calls for evidence on online targeting and bias in algorithmic decision making
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. British Hallmarking Council: annual report and accounts, 2018
  2. Pubs Code Adjudicator and Tenant Representative Group Forum Meeting Notes 18 March 2019
  3. Sellafield Ltd - Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement 2018-19
  4. CMA board meeting minutes: 17 April 2019
  5. Merger inquiry outcome statistics
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