The image of the Atomium is protected and can only be used under certain conditions.
The not-for-profit organisation, Atomium does what it can to make sure that the image of the Atomium, protected when it was built by its engineer, the late André Waterkeyn, and a symbolic icon, is not misrepresented, misused or used ill-advisedly (for racist, anti-democratic messages etc.).
The rights are managed by SABAM and by Atomium asbl, both appointed by Mr André Waterkeyn, in his lifetime, and now by his trustees. Consequently, any use of the image of the Atomium must be submitted to the organisation before it is published.
Prices depend on whether it is to be used for a cultural, educational or commercial purpose.