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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
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
Country # Cases  
Arbitral Award 7  
Argentina 1  
Austria 2  
Belgium 4  
France 1  
Germany 19  
Date Court
03.07.1989 Landgericht München I
31.08.1989 Landgericht Stuttgart
14.08.1991 Landgericht Baden-Baden
16.09.1992 Landgericht Berlin
30.09.1992 Landgericht Berlin
08.01.1993 Oberlandesgericht Düsseldorf
13.01.1993 Oberlandesgericht Saarbrücken
12.03.1993 Oberlandesgericht Düsseldorf
17.09.1993 Oberlandesgericht Koblenz
10.02.1994 Oberlandesgericht Düsseldorf
21.10.1994 Amtsgericht Riedlingen
08.02.1995 Landgericht München
21.08.1995 Oberlandesgericht Stuttgart
15.02.1996 Landgericht Kassel
26.05.1998 Thüringener Oberlandesgericht
29.07.1998 Landgericht Erfurt
05.12.2000 Oberlandesgericht Oldenburg
25.01.2008 Oberlandesgericht Hamburg
19.05.2008 Oberlandesgericht Köln
Netherlands 2  
Spain 1  
Switzerland 6  
USA 1  
Republic of Korea 1  
Poland 1  
Romania 1  
Croatia 1  
48
Total: 217


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