Atty. Earl was recognized along with the in-house team of the leading Bank in the Philippines as the 2014 Asia Pacific Team of the Year Award by the World Trademark Review (WTR), the world's only independent international magazine dedicated exclusively to trademark law and practice, last 13 May 2014 in an awarding ceremony held at the historic Hong Kong Jockey Club, Hong Kong. In competition for the award were counsels of highly recognized companies such as Hitachi, and Nissan Motor Company of Japan, and Australia’s Accolade Wines and Telstra.
Among the past WTR awardees for the Asia Pacific Team Award were Billabong International (2013), Gucci Group (2012), Acushnet Company (2010), Ferrero (2009), Yamaha (2008) and Starbucks Corporation (2007). Atty. Earl and the rest of the counsels of the team were shortlisted in 2013 for the same category, along with Burberry, Nike, Philip Morris and Billabong.