What is Intellectual Property?

Intellectual property is any innovation, commercial or artistic, or any unique name, symbol, logo or design used commercially. Intellectual property is protected by:

  • Copyright in music, videos, patterns and other forms of expression;
  • Trademarks used to brand products;
  • Patents on inventions. Design rights.

Nintendo owns the intellectual property rights for its products, which include copyrights, trademarks, patents and design rights.