Further Guidance

The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) provides a free to access online guide for businesses through the website: ‘businesscompanion – trading standards law explained’. This website contains a wide range of advice on trading standards law compliance for business.

The website can be viewed at:

The Government’s guidance on online delivery [online business] is also available at:

For advice on Distance Sales including online sales see:

For advice on Consumer Contracts and Distance Sales see:

For advice on Intellectual Property Rights, Trade Marks, Copyright, Designs and Patents see:

For advice on Trading Standards Officer’s statutory powers see:

The IPO provides a range of useful online guidance documents relating to businesses and intellectual property. Visit the site here:

For further advice, contact your local trading standards service. You can find your local trading standards service here:


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