Licence to Use Protected Olympic Expressions - Australian Government

Description

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

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Task Type Business Structure Description
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Forms

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for a Licence to Use Protected Olympic Expressions - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Olympic Insignia Protection Act 1987 AG

Regulation(s) name

Olympic Insignia Protection Regulations 1993 AG

Administering agency

Australian Olympic Committee

Sports Marketing and Management

Contact details

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Enquiries

Sports Marketing and Management

Australian Olympic Committee

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 9959 3466
Email: sredenbach@smamgroup.com