Najla Shukri spearheads the firm’s Intellectual Property practice and is recognised as one of the foremost Sudanese lawyers in this field. She graduated from the University of Khartoum in 1999, and received legal training at the Law Office of Mohamed Sabrry. Simultaneously, she earned a Master’s degree (License to Use Trademarks) from the University of Khartoum in 2004, and she is currently a PhD candidate researching “Border Measures to Protect Intellectual Property Rights.”
Mrs. Shukri is the founder of the Sudanese Centre for Intellectual Property Studies (SCIPS) where she is also a frequent lecturer. She was appointed head of the Legal department at SMAS Intellectual Property in Sudan, and also served the Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization (TAG Org) as a legal adviser in Manama - Kingdom of Bahrain. In addition, she was a legal advisor for Nile-Techna, a trademark agent in Khartoum. Mrs. Shukri has been a registered trademark agent since 2011, and has attended many conferences regarding inter-regional copyrights and related rights, including seminars in Helsinki, Finland and Geneva, Switzerland. She has been an integral part of SCLO since she came on board in 2013 to lead the firm’s Intellectual Property practice at the firm’s Khartoum branch.