Business closings, openings and anniversaries: Week of Sept. 14

Dinsmore & Shohl has merged with the intellectual property boutique firm Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle, Anderson & Citkowski, based in Detroit and with offices in Ann Arbor, Mich., and Mystic, Conn.

The merger adds 17 attorneys and 32 professional staff to the firm. With the addition, Dinsmore's IP department now includes more than 75 attorneys (including more than 50 patent attorneys), ranking Dinsmore in the nation's top 50 firms based on the number of patent attorneys, according to rankings compiled by IP Today.

With the merger, Dinsmore has 600 attorneys and locations in 20 cities in Kentucky, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Washington, D.C.

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Southern Tent and Awning, serving the region since 1906, has moved from East Third Street to a larger facility at 1010 West New Circle Road. Phone: (859) 255-7772, 1-866-940-2766. Email: Website:

Compiled by Dorothea Wingo