It isn't clear yet whether Taxify might run into the same regulatory issues in Paris as in London. But France's taxi union, the UNT, is already gearing up for a fight, according to local media, saying that the "name of the app will create confusion in the mind of the consumer."
The argument is one similarly made against Taxify by black taxi drivers in London - that the word "taxi" can only be used to describe taxicabs, as opposed to minicabs. The UNT said it had appealed to France's competition authority.
Transport for London (TfL) said the company was not a licensed operator. The issue stemmed from the fact that rather than obtaining its own operator's licence, Taxify took a shortcut and bought a local company which already had a licence, called City Drive. Taxify also warned its drivers not to tell regulators that they were employed by Taxify.