The understanding of the history failed at the 5th word of this quote.
No industrial espionnage.
No occasional incestuous relationship.
Giordano Robbiati patented a coffee machine.
He sold the rights to manufacture this coffee machine to several people:
_ the rights to use the flathead patent to business partners: Desider Stern & Imre Simon.
_ the rights to use the roundhead patent to the Uk business of Aubrey & Marion Gay Sassoon.
The family Robbiati sold the banana-shaped coffee machine under several trademarks: "Aetna", "Atomic", "La Sorrentina" or "Little"...
They used the trademark "Atomic" on stovetop mocapots, electric and electrical semi-automatic coffee machines.
Desider Stern used the trademark "Atomic" he registered for Europe in 1950 on several machines of his production: the 102, 104, 105, 110 and 402.
One patented coffee machine sold under different trademarks.
One trademark used on different coffee machines.
WHERE IS THE CLOUD OF MYSTERY?
IF YOU HAD FUN WITH THE MYSTERY,
I BEG YOUR PARDON!!!!
For me, the Cloud of Mystery has dissipated into Steam of Denial... but this is another story.