In T 905/90
(OJ 1994, 306, Corr. 556) it was held that neither a request for a fee reduction, nor a notification that only a reduced fee had been paid, was an essential part of the first act of the relevant proceedings. This was in contrast to the notice of appeal
, which, although linguistically insensitive, was clearly essential to appeal proceedings (applying G 6/91
; see also J 4/88
, OJ 1989, 483).