Established in 1995, Carnegie Mellon created the trademark licensing
program as an extension of Retail Administration. The program provides
the University with the ability to protect the use of its trademarks
and to share in the benefits derived from their use.
The Office of the General Counsel has been responsible for this
program since July 2003.
John "Jay" Marano joined Carnegie Mellon in the Fall of
1995 as the Licensing Coordinator responsible for protecting and
promoting Carnegie Mellon´s trademarks.
Mr. Marano is a member of the International Collegiate Licensing
and serves on their Board of Directors. He is also the University's
voting representative to the Fair Labor Association (FLA) and the Worker Rights Consortium (WRC).
Mr. Marano was elected in 2004 and in 2006 to the Executive Committee of the FLA’s University Advisory Council where
he represents schools with either small trademark licensing programs or
no campus licensing programs.
Mr. Marano was elected in May 2005 to a two year term to the Board
of the WRC where he
represents the University Caucus schools with either small trademark
licensing programs or no campus licensing programs.
On campus, Mr. Marano also serves as the Chair of Carnegie Mellon’s Staff Council.