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. Flood risk activities: environmental permits
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News and communications

  1. Connect Bidco / Inmarsat merger inquiry
  2. UK government to cut electricity bills for consumers in the north of Scotland
  3. 2019 GCA Conference - Speaker presentations
  4. Designs hearing decision O/378/19
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Research and statistics

  1. Office for Product Safety and Standards – Research at Office for Product Safety and Standards
  2. Extending the SM&CR to insurers: RPC Opinion
  3. Rules applicable to firms within scope of the IDD: RPC Opinion
  4. Product intervention for retail binary options: RPC Opinion
  5. Rent-to-own price cap (PS19/6): RPC Opinion
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Hydro Benefit Replacement Scheme and Common Tariff Obligation
  2. Energy Company Obligation (ECO3): improving consumer protection
  3. Supplementary protection certificate waiver: no deal legislation
  4. Assessing and scoring environmental permit compliance
  5. Competition and Markets Authority's digital markets strategy
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Regulatory Policy Committee: minutes May 2019
  2. Intellectual Property Office: structure chart
  3. Merger inquiry outcome statistics
  4. IPO customer service standards
  5. British Hallmarking Council: business impact target
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