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We are pleased to inform you that the Trademark Office of X has decided that the above-mentioned trademark can be registered. In order to continue with the issuance of the final Registration Decision, the applicant should pay the 10-year maintenance fees, the fees for the publication of the trademark in the Official Gazette and fees for the issuance of the Registration Certificate.

We kindly ask you to send us your instructions regarding the payment of the above-mentioned fees before the final deadline of 10.12.2012. If we do not receive your specific instructions, we will proceed with the payment of the necessary fees in order to continue the registration process.

Upon payment of the necessary fees, the final Registration Decision will be issued and duly forwarded to your office.

 

Are articles properly used in the above sentences?

asked Nov 20 '12 at 15:31 Ema Kis New member

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For some of them, it depends on the context. Using "the," a restrictive article, often signifies that the object is unique, has been mentioned before, or is understood by the reader. My guesses would be this:

 

We are pleased to inform you that the Trademark Office of X has decided that the above-mentioned trademark can be registered. In order to continue with the issuance of a final Registration Decision, the applicant should pay the 10-year maintenance fees, fees for the publication of the trademark in the Official Gazette and fees for the issuance of a Registration Certificate.

 

We kindly ask you to send us your instructions regarding the payment of the above-mentioned fees before the final deadline of 10.12.2012. If we do not receive your specific instructions, we will proceed with payment of the necessary fees in order to continue the registration process.

 

Upon payment of the necessary fees, the final Registration Decision will be issued and duly forwarded to your office.

link comment answered Nov 20 '12 at 17:23 Edward New member
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Dear Edward,

 

Thank you for your response.

 

Why is THE used in the payment of the above-mentioned fees (sentence beginning We kindly ask you) and there is no THE in we will proceed with payment of the necessary fees. In both cases payment is modiifed by an OF phrase. Doesn't an OF-phrase make a noun definite.

 

What about upon payment, no article. Why?

link comment answered Nov 22 '12 at 11:12 Ema Kis New member

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