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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
   1.1.1 Specification of nature of lack of conformity
  1.2 Time of notice
Country # Cases  
Arbitral Award 3  
Austria 3  
Belgium 2  
Canada 1  
France 5  
Germany 22  
Date Court
31.08.1989 Landgericht Stuttgart
03.04.1990 Landgericht Aachen
14.08.1991 Landgericht Baden-Baden
08.01.1993 Oberlandesgericht Düsseldorf
13.07.1994 Landgericht Frankfurt am Main
21.10.1994 Amtsgericht Riedlingen
20.03.1995 Landgericht München
23.05.1995 Oberlandesgericht Frankfurt am Main
22.06.1995 Landgericht Kassel
26.03.1996 Landgericht Saarbrücken
17.04.1996 Landgericht Duisburg
21.08.1997 Oberlandesgericht Köln
11.03.1998 Oberlandesgericht München
26.05.1998 Thüringener Oberlandesgericht
11.09.1998 Oberlandesgericht Koblenz
18.11.1999 Oberlandesgericht Koblenz
30.11.1999 Landesgericht Köln
05.12.2000 Oberlandesgericht Oldenburg
19.01.2001 Landesgericht Flensburg
25.09.2002 Oberlandesgericht Rostock
13.11.2002 Oberlandesgericht Munchen
21.03.2003 Landgericht Berlin
Italy 3  
Mexico 1  
Netherlands 4  
Spain 1  
Switzerland 5  
USA 1  
   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: 218

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