Licence to Use Protected Olympic Expressions - Australian Government

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to use protected Olympic expressions, or words closely resembling these expressions, for commercial purposes.

Protected Olympic expressions include:

  • Olympic;
  • Olympics;
  • Olympic Games;
  • Olympiad; and
  • Olympiads.

The expressions 'Olympian' and 'Olympians' are not protected. Commercial purposes are deemed to include:

  • Applying the expression to goods or services, such as on imprinted on documents or woven onto goods; or
  • Using the expression in advertisements, brochures, catalogues or other commercial documents that promotes goods or services;
  • Situations where the application or use of the expression is for advertising or promotional purposes, or is likely to enhance the demand for the goods or services; and
  • Any material that suggests that you are a sponsor or provider of sponsor-like support for the Olympic Games, organising Committees, Australian Olympic team or an individual team member.

Exemptions apply relating to statements about past participation of Olympians and preparation or training of Olympians by sporting organisations and institutes.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

Please consult with the Contact Officer for information on any eligibility requirements.

Duration

As specified on the licence.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Forms

 Resources
Apply

Application for a Licence to Use Protected Olympic Expressions - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Administering agency

Australian Olympic Committee
Sports Marketing and Management

Act(s) name

Olympic Insignia Protection Act 1987 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Olympic Insignia Protection Regulations 1993 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Enquiries
Australian Olympic Committee
Sports Marketing and Management


Operating address:
Level 4, 140 George Street
Museum of Contemporary Art
Sydney
New South Wales 2000
Mailing address:
PO BOX R1788
Royal Exchange, Western Australia 1225

Phone:

02 99593466
sredenbach@smamgroup.com

Supporting information

Disclaimer

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