Taxi-searching company Uber’s telephone app UberPop that has become the scourge of licenced cab drivers the world over has been banned from the whole of Italy by a Milan court.
The court ruled the app was interfering with services provided by licenced companies, and was avoiding the fees the established companies had to pay, thus enjoying unfair competition.
Italian taxi driver groups filed a complaint against UberPop in April.
Uber has 15 days to appeal against the decision, which takes effect immediately independent of any appeal.
The app has already been banned in Spain and the Netherlands and is appealing against similar bans in France and Germany.