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. Product safety for manufacturers
  5. Food labelling: giving food information to consumers
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News and communications

  1. Information Centre and filing services over the festive period
  2. Trade mark disputes: unpaid costs orders
  3. Care homes: consumer protection case
  4. Financial services sector: suspected anti-competitive practices
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Research and statistics

  1. Vulnerable consumers
  2. Comparative analysis of regulatory regimes in global economies
  3. Alcohol and late night refreshment licensing England and Wales 31 March 2018
  4. UK businesses’ understanding of competition law
  5. Searching and switching in retail banking
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Care Homes for the elderly – draft consumer law advice
  2. Pubs Code Consultation: Accounting for duty paid on alcohol and volumes of unsaleable draught products
  3. Airside alcohol licensing at international airports in England and Wales: call for evidence
  4. Digital Competition Expert Panel: Call For Evidence
  5. Small scale DAB licensing consultation
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Geological disposal: scrutiny of RWM's work - annual reports
  2. Joint regulators' assessment of the 2016 generic Disposal System Safety Case
  3. New nuclear power stations: initial assessment of General Nuclear System’s UK HPR1000 design
  4. Merger inquiry outcome statistics
  5. IPO diversity and inclusion report for 2017-2018
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