Market Traders

The Chartered Trading Standards Institute’s Business Companion

The Chartered Trading Standards Institute’s Business Companion provides online information for businesses and individuals about trading standards and consumer protection legislation.

It includes useful sections on:

The Copyright Hub

The Copyright Hub is a useful resource and contains information on how to get a licence to use someone else’s IP and how to seek permission if you want to use somebody else’s work, or want to know how copyright relates to your own work.

Your Local Trading Standards Services

You can find your local trading standards office by using the search tool on the Chartered Trading Standards Institute website

‘How to Stay IP Legal’ information leaflet

This leaflet, produced by the Real Deal campaign, provides some very simple steps that will help you stay within the law. Click here to download the leaflet.


The information on this page is for guidance only and is not designed to be a replacement for professional advice.