SHANGHAI (AP) - The Bank of China is appealing a decision by a New York court to fine it $50,000 a day for withholding information about counterfeiters' accounts in China.

SHANGHAI (AP) The Bank of China is appealing a decision by a New York court to fine it $50,000 a day for withholding information about counterfeiters' accounts in China.

The appeal pits one of China's largest state banks against luxury brands seeking new tools to fight rampant counterfeiting.

Gucci is seeking $12 million from a counterfeiting ring it says wired proceeds from selling counterfeit goods in America to Bank of China accounts in China.

The bank refused to comply with a September court order to provide documents about those accounts, and was slapped with a $50,000 a day contempt penalty. The bank argues handing over the records would violate Chinese law.

The case could have broad implications for the ability of U.S. courts to extract information from Chinese banks.