JWTH to Support ECU’s Pirate Entrepreneurship Challenge

Jenkins Wilson Taylor & Hunt announced its participation in the second annual Pirate Entrepreneurship Challenge, the signature pitch competition of East Carolina University’s Miller School of Entrepreneurship. The three-round contest is open to any ECU student enrolled in the 2018-19 academic year, as well as alumni who have an ECU-enrolled student on the team. More than $70,000 in cash prizes and in-kind services will be awarded.

For its part, Jenkins Wilson Taylor & Hunt will provide trademark search and registration services for the top placements in the Pirate Challenge.  The value of services provided total $9,000.

“We find value and satisfaction in playing a small role in helping these young entrepreneurs develop their ideas.  We are honored to have this opportunity and we appreciate our partnership with ECU,” says Jenkins Wilson Taylor & Hunt Partner, Arles Taylor.

“At the Miller School of Entrepreneurship, we’re trying to build an entrepreneurial ecosystem that produces innovators, business leaders and employers that impact not only eastern North Carolina but the entire state,” says Dr. Mike Harris, director for the Miller School of Entrepreneurship. “We’re very excited to have Jenkins Wilson Taylor & Hunt participate in this year’s challenge. Their expertise will be invaluable to this year’s winner.”

Round one will take place Oct. 23rd, 2018, 12-2 p.m. in the brickyard between Joyner Library and Mendenhall Student Center nearly 100 student teams are already registered for round one. Round two takes place Nov. 15, 6-8 p.m. at the ECU Heart Institute. The final round will be held in ECU’s Murphy Center during February’s National Entrepreneurship Week February 21st 6:00-8:30.

For more information about the Pirate Entrepreneurship Challenge, visit www.business.ecu.edu/msoe/pec.

About Jenkins Wilson Taylor & Hunt

Established in 1984, Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor & Hunt is a specialized law practice devoted exclusively to providing intellectual property counseling and services to clients with respect to patent, trademark, and copyright law.

Located in the renowned Research Triangle area of North Carolina, the firm offers intellectual property representation to prominent corporations and research universities worldwide.

For more information, please visit:  https://www.jwth.com/