NAICS 3 Digit Subsector Code 533

Subsector 533

NAICS Subsector Code 533 – Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works)

Definition of NAICS 3 Digit Subsector Code 533: Industries in the Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works) subsector include establishments that are primarily engaged in assigning rights to assets, such as patents, trademarks, brand names, and/or franchise agreements for which a royalty payment or licensing fee is paid to the asset holder. Establishments in this subsector own the patents, trademarks, and/or franchise agreements that they allow others to use or reproduce for a fee and may or may not have created those assets.

Establishments that allow franchisees the use of the franchise name, contingent on the franchisee buying products or services from the franchisor, are classified elsewhere.

Excluded from this subsector are establishments primarily engaged in leasing real property and establishments primarily engaged in leasing tangible assets, such as automobiles, computers, consumer goods, and industrial machinery and equipment. These establishments are classified in Subsector 531, Real Estate and Subsector 532, Rental and Leasing Services, respectively.

Three Digit Subsector Breakdown for the North American Industry Classification System

NAICS codes are broken down by digit. The broadest description starts with the 2 digit sector codes. The 3 digit subsector codes are more specific, then the 4 digit industry group, 5 digit industry, and the most specific is the 6 digit NAICS code. If NAICS Subsector 533 does not describe the industry of the business in question, then select the largest applicable code below. From there, follow the progression of smaller digits to the larger digits in order to obtain the most specific 6 digit classification.

  • Sector 53: Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
    • Subsector 533: Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works)
      • Industry Group 5331: Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works)
        • Industry 53311: Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works)
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 533110: Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works)

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