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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
33
  1.2 Time of notice
Country # Cases  
Arbitral Award 3  
Austria 3  
Belgium 2  
Canada 1  
France 5  
Date Court
13.09.1995 Cour d'Appel de Grenoble, Chambre Commerciale
29.01.1998 Cour d'Appel de Versailles, 12ème chambre, 1ère section
26.05.1999 Cour de Cassation
24.10.2000 Cour d'Appel de Colmar
27.09.2007 Cour d'Appel d'Amiens
Germany 22  
Italy 3  
Mexico 1  
Netherlands 4  
Spain 1  
Switzerland 5  
USA 1  
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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