"Let’s look at the Spotless Tea Bag. Not exactly your standard stand-up pouch, but a perfect example of how it could be." - Anton Steeman, Best in Packaging.
The Japanese Patent Office has finally been convinced about the patentability of the Steabag® solution, and has allowed the patent application. This means that patent protection for the tea bag package preventing the staining of the table top by a wet bag will now - besides European Patent Office (EPO) - be extended also to Japan, one of the most fascinating markets of tea products and packaging!