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Intellectual Property Policy

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 terminating, in appropriate circumstances and at our sole discretion, subscribers or account holders who are deemed to be repeat infringers of third party intellectual property rights. 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 as set forth below.

Notifications of claimed intellectual property infringement must be sent to Nintendo of America Inc.’s Designated Agent for notice of claims of intellectual property infringement. Our Designated Agent may be reached as follows:

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

Notifications must include the following information:

  1. Contains either a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right in the material.
  2. Identifies the allegedly infringing material with information that is reasonably sufficient to permit Nintendo to remove or disable access to it;
  3. Provide information sufficient to contact the party providing the notice;
  4. Contains a statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material is not authorized; and
  5. Contains a statement that the information in the notice is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.