Olympic designs

When you think about the Olympics, many notable designs come to mind. These designs are controlled by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and can't be registered by the general public.

How are Olympic designs registered?

The IOC allows national Olympic bodies, such as the Australian Olympic Committee, to register certain local Olympic products.

Under the Olympic Insignia Protection Act 1987 (the Act), you can't register a design that includes the:

  • Olympic rings symbol
  • Olympic motto
  • Torch and flames design.

In Australia, we maintain the Register of Olympic Designs to protect certain local Olympic products.

Current registrations

 Black and white Australian flag with Olympic ring symbols below

Registration number
OD010
Date of registration
27/09/1989
Date of end of registration
27/09/2025

Green kangaroo and emu emblem with coloured Olympic rings below

Registration number
OD019
Date of registration
17/11/2015
Date of end of registration
17/11/2027

Previous registrations

 

Olympic boomerang design

Registration number
OD001
Date of registration
10/11/1987
Date of end of registration
10/11/1999

 

Olympic koala design

Registration number
OD002
Date of registration
10/11/1987
Date of end of registration
31/10/1990

 

Olympic koala design

Registration number
OD003
Date of registration
10/11/1987
Date of end of registration
10/11/1999

 

Olympic koala design

Registration number
OD004
Date of registration
10/11/1987
Date of end of registration
31/10/1990

 

Olympic koala design

Registration number
OD005
Date of registration
10/11/1987
Date of end of registration
31/10/1990

 

Olympic koala design

Registration number
OD006
Date of registration
10/11/1987
Date of end of registration
31/10/1990

 

Olympic koala design

Registration number
OD007
Date of registration
10/11/1987
Date of end of registration
14/09/1994

 

Olympic koala design

Registration number
OD008
Date of registration
10/11/1987
Date of end of registration
10/11/1999

 

Olympic koala design

Registration number
OD009
Date of registration
10/11/1987
Date of end of registration
10/11/1999

 

Olympic koala design

Registration number
OD0011
Date of registration
01/11/1990
Date of end of registration
10/11/1999

 

Olympic koala design

Registration number
OD0012
Date of registration
01/11/1990
Date of end of registration
01/11/2002

 

Olympic koala design

Registration number
OD0013
Date of registration
01/11/1990
Date of end of registration
01/11/2002

 

Olympic koala design

Registration number
OD0014
Date of registration
01/11/1990
Date of end of registration
12/05/1997

 

Olympic koala design

Registration number
OD0015
Date of registration
14/02/1995
Date of end of registration
14/02/2007

 

Olympic koala design

Registration number
OD0017
Date of registration
27/11/2003
Date of end of registration
 27/11/2015

 

Olympic koala design

Registration number
OD0018
Date of registration
27/11/2003
Date of end of registration
 27/11/2015