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Intellectual Property Policy

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Nintendo respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask users of Nintendo products and services to do the same. In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) in the US, the Electronic Commerce Directive (2000/31/EC) in the EU, and other applicable law, we have adopted a policy of removing, in appropriate circumstances and at our sole discretion, any content that appears to infringe the intellectual property rights of others. We may also at our sole discretion limit access to Nintendo products and services and/or terminate the accounts of any users who infringe any intellectual property rights of others, whether or not there is any repeat infringement.

Notice and Procedure for Notifying Designated Agent of Claims of Copyright and Intellectual Property Infringement

If you believe that any material on Nintendo’s websites or within its video game products infringes upon any copyright or other intellectual property right which you own or control, or that any link on a Nintendo website or product directs users to another web site that contains material that infringes upon any intellectual property right which you own or control, you may file a notification of such infringement with our Designated Agent.

Our Designated Agent may be reached as follows:

Address: Nintendo of America Inc.
c/o Legal Department, Intellectual Property Policy
4600 150th Ave NE
Redmond, WA 98052
Telephone Number: (425) 882-2040
Fax Number: (425) 882-3585 Attn: Legal Dept., Intellectual Property Policy
E-mail Address: dmca(at)

Notifications must include the following:

  1. A description of the copyrighted work or trademark which you believe is being infringed. If applicable, please also include information regarding any registrations of these rights or applications to register these rights, including the countries where registered or applied for, and application or registration numbers;
  2. A description of the allegedly infringing material, with information that is reasonably sufficient to enable Nintendo to locate the material;
  3. Your contact information, such as your address, telephone number, and email address;
  4. A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material is not authorized by the intellectual property owner, its agent, or the law;
  5. A statement that the information in the notice is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; and
  6. Your physical or electronic signature.