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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
   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  
Germany 23  
Italy 8  
Netherlands 12  
Date Court
21.11.1990 Arrondissementsrechtbank Dordrecht
19.12.1991 Arrondissementsrechtbank Roermond
06.05.1993 Arrondissementsrechtbank Roermond
21.11.1996 Arrondissementsrechtbank Rotterdam
17.06.1997 Gerechtshof's Arnhem
15.12.1997 Gerechtshof's Hertogenbosch
20.02.1998 Hoge Raad
27.04.1999 Hof Arnhem
04.02.2005 Hoge Raad
02.01.2007 Gerechtshof's-Hertogenbosch
16.01.2009 Rechtbank Breda
09.03.2010 Gerechtshof's-Arnhem
Spain 6  
Switzerland 8  
USA 8  
Romania 1  
Croatia 1  
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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