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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
51
   1.2.1 Within reasonable time, but never more than two years, after buyer discovers or should have discovered lack of conformity
Country # Cases  
Arbitral Award 5  
Austria 4  
Belgium 14  
Canada 1  
China 1  
Denmark 1  
Finland 1  
France 12  
Date Court
19.01.1998 Tribunal de Commerce de Besançon
06.11.2001 Cour d'Appel de Paris
18.12.2003 Cour d'Appel de Lyon
26.10.2004 Cour d'Appel de Poitiers
16.09.2008 Cour de Cassation
03.02.2009 Cour de Cassation
08.04.2009 Cour de Cassation
27.11.2012 Cour de Cassation
12.09.2013 Cour d'appel Bordeaux
04.11.2014 Cour de Cassation
27.11.2014 Cour d'appel d'Aix-en-Provence
07.01.2016 Cour d'appel de Bourges
Germany 23  
Italy 7  
Netherlands 12  
Spain 6  
Switzerland 8  
USA 8  
Romania 1  
Croatia 1  
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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