NEXT year could be the last time Penrith play under their present logo.
Panthers supremo Phil Gould has revealed the club is considering introducing a new motif for 2014 as part of a range of initiatives leading up to their 50th anniversary.
''We are looking at something for 2014. It's just an idea at the moment; there are a few concepts we're looking at,'' Gould said. ''We've got our 50-year anniversary in the next four years and we're planning a number of things leading up to that.
''We've got to do it by April next year if we want to do it for 2014, so I wouldn't imagine we'd have any concepts to show until February or March next year.''
Gould said the board would be presented with a selection of designs before deciding whether to make the switch. The present Panthers emblem was first registered as a trademark in March 2006 and will need to be renewed in 2016. That took the place of the previous logo, which featured a leaping panther framed by concentric circles.
It is understood Penrith officials are likely to view a range of alternative options and, if they are happy with the designs, will consider putting them to members to vote on.
Rival western Sydney sides have gone back to more traditional logos in recent seasons in the belief they better honour their heritage.
Earlier this year, Penrith officials put in a trademark application for the name Western Sydney Panthers, along with other options including Wests Panthers, Western Panthers and New West Panthers.
The Panthers were one of the first teams to begin their pre-season training regime when the players went back to work this week.