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. Gas meter readings and bill calculation
  5. Product safety for manufacturers
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News and communications

  1. Care UK faces legal action unless it pays more than £3m in compensation
  2. Company Names Tribunal decision: Oracle Recruits Ltd
  3. PayPal Holdings, Inc / iZettle AB merger inquiry
  4. CMA to launch in-depth PayPal / iZettle merger investigation
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Research and statistics

  1. Food and feed law: legislation review (July - September 2018)
  2. Research into designs infringement
  3. 3D printing and intellectual property futures
  4. Vulnerable consumers
  5. Comparative analysis of regulatory regimes in global economies
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Transmission licence exemption order for offshore generators
  2. CMA Annual Plan consultation 2019/20
  3. Care Homes for the elderly – draft consumer law advice
  4. Pubs Code Consultation: Accounting for duty paid on alcohol and volumes of unsaleable draught products
  5. Water supply and sewerage licencing regime: standard licence conditions
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Claims Management Regulator: enforcement actions April 2018 to March 2019
  2. CMA board meeting minutes: 17 October 2018
  3. Geological disposal: scrutiny of RWM's work - annual reports
  4. Joint regulators' assessment of the 2016 generic Disposal System Safety Case
  5. New nuclear power stations: initial assessment of General Nuclear System’s UK HPR1000 design
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