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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  
Germany 23  
Italy 7  
Netherlands 12  
Spain 6  
Switzerland 8  
Date Court
27.04.1992 Pretura di Locarno-Campagna
30.06.1995 Gerichtskommission Oberrheintal
08.01.1997 Obergericht Kanton Luzern
10.10.1997 Cour de Justice Genève
29.06.1998 Tribunal Cantonal de Sion
07.07.2004 Schweizerisches Bundesgericht
10.10.2005 Schweizerisches Bundesgericht
18.05.2009 Schweizerisches Bundesgericht
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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