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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.


Issues       
# Cases
 1 Buyer's obligation to give seller notice of lack of conformity of goods
33
  1.1 Requirements for notice
20
   1.1.1 Specification of nature of lack of conformity
Country # Cases  
Arbitral Award 1  
Austria 3  
Belgium 1  
Denmark 1  
Germany 18  
Date Court
03.07.1989 Landgericht München I
31.08.1989 Landgericht Stuttgart
01.12.1993 Landgericht Hannover
13.07.1994 Landgericht Frankfurt am Main
20.03.1995 Landgericht München
23.05.1995 Oberlandesgericht Frankfurt am Main
21.08.1995 Oberlandesgericht Stuttgart
12.12.1995 Landgericht Marburg
24.01.1996 Landgericht Bochum
26.03.1996 Landgericht Saarbrücken
04.12.1996 Bundesgerichtshof
31.01.1997 Oberlandesgericht Koblenz
09.07.1997 Oberlandesgericht München
03.06.1998 Oberlandesgericht Saarbrücken
03.11.1999 Bundesgerichtshof
30.11.1999 Landesgericht Köln
19.01.2001 Landesgericht Flensburg
02.07.2002 Landgericht Saarbrücken
Italy 2  
Netherlands 1  
Switzerland 5  
USA 1  
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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