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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.

# Cases
 1 Buyer's obligation to give seller notice of lack of conformity of goods
  1.1 Requirements for notice
Country # Cases  
Arbitral Award 1  
Austria 3  
France 1  
Germany 12  
Date Court
03.07.1989 Landgericht München I
31.08.1989 Landgericht Stuttgart
09.12.1992 Landgericht Frankfurt am Main
22.06.1995 Landgericht Kassel
06.10.1995 Amtsgericht Kehl
15.02.1996 Landgericht Kassel
26.03.1996 Landgericht Saarbrücken
19.04.1996 Landgericht Aachen
08.01.1997 Oberlandesgericht Köln
19.01.2001 Landesgericht Flensburg
14.12.2006 Oberlandesgericht Koblenz
21.11.2007 Oberlandesgericht Koblenz
Mexico 1  
Netherlands 1  
Switzerland 1  
   1.1.1 Specification of nature of lack of conformity
  1.2 Time of notice
   1.2.1 Within reasonable time, but never more than two years, after buyer discovers or should have discovered lack of conformity
106 Contractual agreement for different period of guarantee
   1.2.2 Waiver of the defence that notice is not timely
 2 Failure to give timely notice
Total: 219

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