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  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

  6. Get help and support for your business

    Get business support and advice over the phone and online - setting up and running a business

  7. Search for a patent

    Find registered patents, patent applications and pending patents

  8. Accepting returns and giving refunds: the law

    When you do and don’t have to offer a refund, repair or replacement, unconditional refunds for online purchases, and penalties for deceiving customers

  9. Online and distance selling

    Rules for online and distance selling for businesses

  10. Intellectual property and your work

    What intellectual property is, how you can protect it, and which of copyright, patents, design right and trade marks applies to your work

  11. Premises licence (England and Wales)

    You'll need a premises licence if you want to sell alcohol or offer entertainment from a particular venue

  12. How copyright protects your work

    Who gets copyright, types of work it covers, permitted use of copyright material, how to license and sell copyright and help resolving disputes

  13. Door supervisor licence

    You need a licence if you work as a guard in a licensed premises

  14. Invoicing and taking payment from customers

    Invoicing and taking payment from customers, what invoices must include, VAT invoices, sole trader invoices, limited company invoices, payment options, charging for late payment, chargebacks

  15. Data protection register: notify ICO about personal data

    Tell the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) about personal data used by your organisation, for inclusion on the data protection register

  16. Data protection and your business

    Data protection rules for businesses in recruiting staff, keeping staff records and using CCTV

  17. Find a registered design

    Find registered designs in the UK

  18. Personal licence to sell alcohol (England and Wales)

    You need a licence to sell alcohol from a licensed premises

  19. Check the trade marks journal

    Find details of recent trade mark applications or amendments by searching the journal

  20. Apply for a patent

    Register a UK patent to protect your intellectual property