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  (1) The buyer loses the right to rely on lack of conformity of the goods if he does not give notice to the seller specifying the nature of the lack of conformity within a reasonable time after he has discovered it or ought to have discovered it.

(2) In any event, the buyer loses the right to rely on a lack of conformity of the goods if he does not give the seller notice thereof at the latest within a period of two years from the date on which the goods were actually handed over to the buyer, unless the time limit is inconsistent with a contractual period of guarantee.


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# Cases
 1 Buyer's obligation to give seller notice of lack of conformity of goods
Country # Cases  
Arbitral Award 3  
Austria 5  
Belgium 2  
Denmark 1  
Germany 12  
Date Court
09.11.1994 Landgericht Oldenburg
29.01.1996 Amtsgericht Augsburg
17.06.1996 Landgericht Hamburg
24.03.1998 Landgericht Berlin
24.09.1998 Landgericht Regensburg
13.01.1999 Oberlandesgericht Bamberg
18.11.1999 Oberlandesgericht Koblenz
30.11.1999 Landesgericht Köln
09.05.2000 Landgericht Darmstadt
05.12.2000 Oberlandesgericht Oldenburg
19.01.2001 Landesgericht Flensburg
20.02.2002 Landgericht München
Netherlands 1  
Spain 2  
Switzerland 5  
Slovakia 2  
33
  1.1 Requirements for notice
20
   1.1.1 Specification of nature of lack of conformity
33
  1.2 Time of notice
51
   1.2.1 Within reasonable time, but never more than two years, after buyer discovers or should have discovered lack of conformity
105
    1.2.1.1 Contractual agreement for different period of guarantee
13
   1.2.2 Waiver of the defence that notice is not timely
9
 2 Failure to give timely notice
48
Total: 217


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