Impact of Art. 29 on the interpretation of non-CISG provisions

Beyond its actual sphere of application, Art. 29 CISG has occasionally been used as guidance by courts when interpreting provisions of domestic or international law. Some examples are listed below.


California law:

Czech Republic
C9 Ventures v. SVC West L.P.
Court of Appeal of the State of California (4th District)
USA, 27 January 2012 – G044429, CISG-online 2307
Reference made to Art. 29 CISG (and case law interpreting Art. 29 CISG) as support for the argument that payment of an invoice with terms different from those of an oral contract does not constitute acceptance of additional terms under California law