ROME – A court blocked the use of smart phone apps for Uber cars in Italy on Friday, ruling that they constituted unfair competition.
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The court said Uber could not use its Black, Lux, Suv, X , XL, Select and Van phone applications nor could it promote or advertise its services in Italy, a court document showed.
The court ruled in favour of a suit filed by Italy's major traditional taxi associations.
Uber's Italy unit said in a statement they were "shocked" by the decision and that they would appeal.
(Reporting by Giulia Segreti, editing by Philip Pullella)